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Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737-1832)
MSA SC 3520-209

Delegate to the Continental Congress, Signer of the Declaration of Independence; U.S. Senator

Born:  September 19, 1737 in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County1
Father:  Charles Carroll2
Mother:  Elizabeth (Brooke) Carroll3
Education:  attended Academy of Jesuits at Bohemia Manor, Cecil County, 1747; College of St. Omer, France, 1749-53; College of French Jesuits, Rheims, France, 1754; College of  Louis-le-Grand, paris, France, 1755-57; studied law in Bourges, Paris, and London, 1757-644
Religious Affiliation:   Catholic5
Marriage:  June 5, 1768 to Mary (Molly) Darnall6
Children:  Elizabeth, Mary, Louisa Rachel, Charles, Anne Brooke, Catherine, Elizabeth7
Private Occupations:
            Planter; managed his estate "Doughoregan"
            Subscriber, Potomac Company, ca. 1772
            Partner, Baltimore Ironworks Company
            Proprietor, Susquehanna Canal, 1783
            Member, Board of Directors, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company
            Landlord; money lender8
Public Service:
            Conventions, Anne Arundel County, 1774-76
            Maryland Senate, Western Shore, 1777-1800; Maryland Senate President 1783
            Committee of Correspondence, 1774
            1st Council of Safety, Western Shore, 1775
            Committee of Observations, Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, 1774-75
            Delegate, Continental Congress, 1776, 1777-1778, 1780
            Signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776
            U.S. Senator, 1st, 2nd Congresses, 1789-92
            Common Councilman, Annapolis, 1780-83, 1785 (resigned)9
Died:  November 14, 1832 in Baltimore10
Buried:  Doughoregan Manor, Anne Arundel (now Howard) County11

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