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C is for Carroll

Charles Carroll or Carrollton

by Alexandra

Charles Carroll was born in 1737. He was born in the Charles Carroll house in Annapolis, Maryland. His parents were wealthy Catholics. When he grew up he became the wealthiest person living in America. Charles Carroll was one of four men from Maryland who signed the Declaration of Independence. He is the only man to include his address. This was a very brave thing to do because if America has lost the Revolutionary War, the first people the British would have looked to capture would have been the signers of the Declaration. Luckily, Maryland won the war.

Charles Carroll died in 1832. He was the last of the 56 signers to die. He died in his home at the age of 95.

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