Stratford Hall - Montross, Virginia - Stratford Hall Plantation was the home of the Lee family, including two Declaration of Independence signers, and it was Robert E. Lee’s birthplace. It is said to be haunted by Elizabeth McCarty Storke, rumored to have had an affair with Henry Lee, Robert E. Lee’s step-brother, when she was only 14. Elizabeth’s voice is said to have been heard by a medium saying “I didn’t do it!” Another ghost here is believed to be Madeleine, who had been in charge of…
John Hancock (USA founding father, signer the Declaration of Independence) When signing the Declaration he signed it so large he said, "I want them to know it is my signature and they can come and kill me."
June 11, 1776: Committee of Five appointed to draft the Declaration of Independence. Left to right in the center of the picture: John Adams, Roger Sherman, Robert Livingston, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin.
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