One of the signers of the Declaration of the United States; his father was a farmer at Newton, Massachusetts, where Roger Sherman was born on the 19th April, 1721. He was twice married, and was the father of 15 children. He was a member of Congress from 1774 until 1782; and in 1791 he was elected to the United States Senate. He died on 23d July, 1793, in his 73d year. [P. 23-24.]
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.