Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832

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Dates:
Birth 1737-09-20
Death 1832-11-15

Biographical notes:

Signer of the Declaration of Independence.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Doughoragen, 1792 Aug. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133368

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Ralph Izard, 1800 Nov. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134277

Signer of the Declar. of Independence.

From the description of Autograph signature to receipt, 1830 Dec. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134591

Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Carrollton, Maryland.

From the description of The Declaration of American Independence adopted by Congress July 4th 1776 : with the certificate of approbation of Charles Carroll of Carrol[l]ton, the last surviving signer of the original document : manuscript, 1826. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58660976

At this time, Charles Carroll of Carrollton had retired from the Maryland Senate to private life. Virgil Maxey was a Maryland statesman.

From the description of Letter to Virgil Maxey, 1824 July 15. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866510

Declaration of Independence signer from Maryland.

From the description of Letter to Horatio Gates and portrait, 1776 June 14. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55225375

Charles Carroll was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a United States Senator from Maryland.

Born in Annapolis, MD in 1737, Carroll was the son of Charles and Elizabeth (Brooke) Carroll. His early education was at the Society of Jesus School in Bohemia Manor, MD. Later, he attended College de St. Omer in French Flanders and College de Louis le Grand in Paris where he studied law. After leaving Paris in 1757, Carroll travelled to London where he remained until his return to Maryland in 1765 to manage his father's large estate in Frederick County. In 1768, he married his cousin, Mary Darnall.

Carroll did not become active in politics until 1773, but by 1774 he was a member of the Maryland Delegation. He became a member of the Continental Congress in 1776 whereupon he immediately signed the.

Declaration of Independence. In 1789 he was elected as a senator representing Maryland at the first Federal Congress. Carroll was also instrumental in drawing up the constitution for the state of Maryland. After his retirement in 1800, he served on the board of directors for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company. Upon his death in 1832, Carroll was the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence and was said to be the wealthiest man in America.

From the description of Accounts, 1829-1834. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 122459797



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  • Business records--19th century
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  • Canadian Invasion, 1775-1776
  • Carriages and carts--Maintenance and repair
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  • Harness making and trade--Prices
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  • Legislators--United States
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  • Food--Prices
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Occupations:

  • Public officers.

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  • Potomac River (as recorded)
  • Maryland (as recorded)
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  • United States (as recorded)
  • Maryland (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)