One of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, was the descendant of a family who emigrated into this country at an early period, and landed at Saybrook, in the Province of Connecticut. He was born in Windham, Connecticut, on the 3d July, 1732, and was appointed a delegate to Congress in 1776; and on the 28th September, 1779, was chosen the President of that body. In 1784 he was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Connecticut; and one year after was elected Lieutenant-Governor; and in 1786, he was elected Chief Magistrate of that State, in which honorable station he remained until his death, on the 5th January, 1796, aged 64 years. [P. 7.]
Catalogue of the National Portraits in Independence Hall: comprising many of those of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence and other distinguished persons connected with the early history of the efforts which resulted in the glorious Liberty we now enjoy. Philadelphia. 1856.