Founders

Following is a list of the Founders of the United States of America, their grave locations, and the condition of their graves:

Name Burial State Burial Town Cemetery Grave Visited? TOT L A C Ma Me Continental Association (1774) Declaration of Independence Articles of Confederation U.S. Constitution Other Role
Abigail Adams MA Quincy United First Parish Church Y 19 4 3 4 4 4 advisor, First Lady and mother of a president.[59]
Andrew Adams CT Litchfield West Cemetery Y 11 3 4 1 1 2 AC
John Adams MA Quincy United First Parish Church Y 19 4 3 4 4 4 CA DI
Samuel Adams MA Boston Granary Burying Ground Y 18 4 4 3 4 3 CA DI AC
Thomas Adams VA Augusta Co Unknown (Lost) X 0 0 0 0 0 0 AC
Ethan Allen VT Burlington Greenmount Cemetery Y 17 4 3 3 3 4 military and political leader in Vermont.[60]
John Alsop NY New York Trinity Church Cemetery 10 3 4 3 CA
Crispus Attucks MA Boston Granary Burying Ground Y 17 4 4 3 4 2 first American killed in the Revolution
Abraham Baldwin DC Washington Rock Creek Cemetery CO
John Banister VA Petersburg Hatcher’s Run Estate X 0 0 0 0 0 0 AC gravesite not known – Hatcher Run Estate
John Barry PA Philadelphia St Mary’s Catholic Churchyard Y 16 3 4 3 3 3 naval officer – one of the founders of US Navy
Josiah Bartlett NH Kingston Plains Cemetery Y 17 3 4 4 3 3 DI AC
Richard Bassett DE Wilmington Wilmington & Brandywine Cem Y 13 2 4 2 3 2 CO
Gunning Bedford, Jr. DE Wilmington Wilmington & Brandywine Cem Y 12 2 4 2 3 1 CO
Egbert Benson NY Jamaica Prospect Cemetery Politician from New York.
Edward Biddle MD Baltimore Old St. Paul’s Cemetery X 2 1 0 0 1 0 CA Location is lost
John Blair VA Williamsburg Bruton Parish Episcopal Church Cemetery Y 16 4 3 3 3 3 CO
Richard Bland VA Jordan Point Manor Jordan Point Plantation Y 17 3 4 4 3 3 CA original grave may not be marked – replacement stone
William Blount TN Knoxville First Presbyterian Church Cemetery Y 11 2 4 1 2 2 CO
Simon Boerum NY Brooklyn Green-Wood Cemetery CA
Daniel Boone MO Marthasville Boone monument
Elias Boudinot NJ Burlington Saint Marys Episcopal Churchyard Y 15 4 4 2 3 2 New Jersey delegate to Continental Congress.[64]
Carter Braxton VA Richmond Hollywood Cemetery Y 11 3 4 0 3 1 DI
David Brearley NJ Trenton St. Michael’s Episcopal Churchyard Y 8 1 1 3 1 2 CO
Jacob Broom PA Philadelphia Christ Episcopal Church & Churchyard Y 16 3 4 3 3 3 CO
Aaron Burr NJ Princeton Princeton Cemetery Y 16 3 4 2 4 3 Aaron Burr, Vice President under Jefferson.
Pierce Butler PA Philadelphia Christ Episcopal Church & Churchyard Y 16 3 4 3 3 3 CO
Daniel Carroll MD Forest Glen St John the Evangelist Catholic Church Cem Y 15 3 4 3 3 2 AC CO
Charles Carroll of Carrollton MD Ellicot City Doughoregan Manor Chapel X 4 3 1 DI must get permission from family
Richard Caswell NC Kinston Caswell Memorial Cemetery CA
Samuel Chase MD Baltimore Old St. Paul’s Cemetery Y 6 1 0 2 1 2 CA DI
Abraham Clark NJ Rahway Rahway Cemetery Y 14 3 4 2 2 3 DI
George Rogers Clark KY Louisville Cave Hill Cemetery Y 18 4 4 3 4 3 army general.[66]
William Clingan PA Parkesburg Upper Octorara Church Cemetery Y 14 3 4 1 3 3 AC
George Clinton NY Kingston Old Dutch Churchyard Y 19 3 4 4 4 4 New York governor and Vice President of the U.S.[67]
George Clymer NJ Trenton Friends Burying Ground Y 10 1 4 1 2 2 DI CO
John Collins RI Newport Collins Burying Ground Y 14 3 1 3 4 3 AC
Tench Coxe PA Philadelphia Christ Church Burial Ground Y 14 3 3 3 3 2 economist in Continental Congress.[68]
Stephen Crane NJ Elizabeth First Presbyterian Churchyard Y 11 1 3 2 3 2 CA
Thomas Cushing MA Boston Granary Burying Ground Y 16 4 4 2 4 2 CA
Francis Dana MA Cambridge Old Burying Ground Y 12 3 1 3 3 2 AC
William Richardson Davie SC Riverside Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church Cemetery Y 12 3 1 2 3 3 delegate to the Constitutional Convention (leaving before he could sign it), and Governor of North Carolina.
Jonathan Dayton NJ Elizabeth St Johns Episcopal Church Cemetery X 1 1 0 0 0 0 CO
John De Hart NJ Elizabeth St Johns Episcopal Church Cemetery X 1 1 0 0 0 0 CA
John Dickinson DE Wilmington Friends Meeting House Burial Ground Y 13 3 4 2 3 1 CA AC CO
William Henry Drayton PA Philadelphia Christ Church Burial Ground Y 16 3 3 4 3 3 AC
James Duane NY Duanesburg Christ Episcopal Church Y 12 2 1 4 4 1 CA AC
William Duer NY Jamaica Grace Episcopal Churchyard 8 2 4 2 AC
Eliphalet Dyer CT Windham Windham Center Cemetery Y 12 2 4 1 3 2 CA
William Ellery RI Newport Common Burying Ground & Island Cemetery Y 15 4 3 2 3 3 DI AC
William Few GA Augusta St Paul’s Episcopal Church Cemetery Y 20 4 4 4 4 4 CO
Thomas Fitzsimons PA Philadelphia St Mary’s Catholic Churchyard Y 14 3 4 1 3 3 CO
William Floyd NY Westernville Westernville Cemetery Y 16 2 4 3 3 4 CA DI
Nathaniel Folsom NH Exeter Winter Street Burial Ground Y 14 3 4 3 2 2 CA
Benjamin Franklin PA Philadelphia Christ Church Burial Ground Y 16 3 3 3 3 4 DI CO
Christopher Gadsden SC Charleston Saint Philips Episcopal Church Cemetery Y 15 4 3 3 3 2 CA
Albert Gallatin NY New York Trinity Church Cemetery Y 16 3 4 3 3 3 politician and Treasury Secretary.[69]
Deborah Sampson Gannett MA Sharon Rock Ridge Cemetery Y 18 4 4 3 3 4 disguised herself as a soldier
Horatio Gates NY New York Trinity Church Cemetery Y 16 3 4 3 3 3 army general
Elbridge Gerry DC Washington Congressional Cemetery Y 18 4 4 3 4 3 DI AC
Nicholas Gilman NH Exeter Exeter Cemetery Y 17 3 4 4 3 3 CO
Nathaniel Gorham MA Charlestown Phipps Street Burying Ground Y 11 3 3 1 1 3 CO
Nathaniel Greene GA Savannah Johnson Square Y 19 4 4 3 4 4 army general.[66]
Cyrus Griffin VA Williamsburg Bruton Parish Episcopal Church Cemetery Y 12 4 3 1 3 1 Judge, Virginia Court of Appeals, Pres. Of Congress
Button Gwinnett GA Savannah Colonial Park Cemetery Y 19 4 4 3 4 4 DI
Nathan Hale CT Coventry Nathan Hale Cemetery Y 17 3 4 3 3 4 captured U.S. soldier executed in 1776.[59]
Lyman Hall GA Augusta Courthouse Grounds Y 18 4 4 3 3 4 DI
Alexander Hamilton NY New York Trinity Church Cemetery Y 18 3 4 4 3 4 CO
Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton NY New York Trinity Church Cemetery Y 15 3 4 3 3 2 wife of Alexander Hamilton [70][71]
John Hancock MA Boston Granary Burying Ground Y 18 4 4 3 4 3 DI AC
John Hanson MD Oxon Hill 6701 Oxon Hill Rd., AC
Cornelius Harnett NC Wilmington St James Churchyard Cemetery Y 16 3 4 3 3 3 AC
Benjamin Harrison VA Charles City Berkeley Plantation Graveyard Y 13 2 2 3 3 3 CA DI
John Hart NJ Hopewell Hopewell Baptist Meeting House Cemetery Y 14 2 3 3 3 3 DI
John Harvie VA Richmond Hollywood Cemetery Y 11 3 4 0 3 1 AC
Patrick Henry VA Charlotte County Henry Cemetery Y 14 2 2 3 4 3 CA
George Robert Twelves Hewes NY Richfield Springs Lakeview Cemetery Y 14 2 4 2 3 3 participant in Boston Tea Party – famous bio – long lived
Joseph Hewes PA Philadelphia Christ Church Burial Ground Y 16 3 3 4 3 3 CA DI
Thomas Heyward, Jr. SC Old House Heyward Family Cemetery Y 16 2 4 3 3 4 DI AC
Michael Hillegas PA Philadelphia Christ Church Burial Ground Y 13 3 3 2 3 2 First Treasurer of the USA
Samuel Holten MA Danvers Holten Cemetery Y 17 4 4 3 3 3 AC
William Hooper NC Greensboro Guilford Courthouse National Military Park Y 20 4 4 4 4 4 CA DI
Stephen Hopkins RI Providence North Burial Ground Y 16 4 3 3 3 3 CA DI
Francis Hopkinson PA Philadelphia Christ Church Burial Ground Y 15 3 3 3 3 3 DI
Titus Hosmer CT Middletown Mortimer Cemetery Y 11 3 1 2 3 2 AC
Charles Humphreys PA Havertown Old Haverford Friends Meeting House Cem Y 14 4 4 2 3 1 CA
Samuel Huntington CT Norwich Norwichtown Burial Ground Y 20 4 4 4 4 4 DI AC
Richard Hutson SC Charleston Circular Congregational Church Burying Grd Y 17 4 4 3 3 3 AC
Jared Ingersoll PA Philadelphia Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church Cem Y 14 3 4 2 3 2 CO
James Iredell NC Edenton Johnston Family Cemetery advocate for Constitution, judge.[67]
William Jackson PA Philadelphia Christ Church Burial Ground Y 11 3 3 1 3 1 CO
John Jay NY Rye John Jay Cemetery PHOTO 10 2 1 2 3 2 CA
Thomas Jefferson VA Monticello Monticello Graveyard Y 16 2 3 3 4 4 DI
Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer MD Port Tobacco Ellerslie Estate Cemetery ? Y 3 2 1 0 0 0 CO
Thomas Johnson MD Frederick Mount Olivet Cemetery Y 18 4 4 3 3 4 CA
William Samuel Johnson CT Stratford Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery Y 12 3 3 3 2 1 CO
John Paul Jones MD Annapolis United States Naval Academy Chapel Y 19 4 3 4 4 4 navy captain.[66]
Rufus King NY Jamaica Grace Episcopal Churchyard Y 11 2 4 1 2 2 CO
James Kinsey NJ Burlington Friends Burying Ground Y 11 4 4 0 3 0 CA
Henry Knox ME Thomaston Elm Grove Cemetery army general, Secretary of War.[67]
James Armistead Lafayette VA Unknown Unknown (Lost) X 0 0 0 0 0 0 Black – key spy
John Langdon NH Portsmouth North Cemetery Y 13 3 4 2 2 2 CO
Edward Langworthy MD Baltimore Old Episcopal Church (burned down) ? X 0 0 0 0 0 0 AC
Henry Laurens SC Moncks Corner Laurens Family Cemetery Y 9 1 1 2 3 2 AC
Francis Lightfoot Lee VA Warsaw Mount Airy, Tayloe Family Estate FAIL 3 2 1 DI AC
Richard Henry Lee VA Coles Point Burnt House Fields, Lee Family Estate Y 9 1 1 2 2 3 CA DI AC
Henry Lee III VA Lexington Lee Chapel Museum Y 18 3 3 4 4 4 army officer and Virginia governor.[66]
Francis Lewis NY New York Trinity Church Cemetery Y 17 3 4 4 3 3 DI AC
Benjamin Lincoln MA Hingham Hingham Cemetery maj general / sec at war / put down Shay’s Rebellion
Philip Livingston PA York Prospect Hill Cemetery Y 18 4 4 3 3 4 CA DI
Robert R. Livingston NY Tivoli Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church Cemetery Y 13 2 4 3 3 1 diplomat and jurist.[59]
William Livingston NY Brooklyn Green-Wood Cemetery CA CO
James Lovell ME Windham ? body lost or destroyed X 0 0 0 0 0 0 AC
Thomas Lynch MD Annapolis Saint Annes Churchyard CA
Thomas Lynch, Jr. Lost at sea X 0 0 0 0 0 0 DI
William Maclay PA Harrisburg Paxton Presbyterian Churchyard Y 16 4 4 2 3 3 Pennsylvania politician and U.S. Senator.[67]
Dolley Madison VA Montpelier Station Montpelier Estate National Historic Site Y 15 2 4 3 3 3 spouse of President James Madison.[59]
James Madison VA Montpelier Station Montpelier Estate National Historic Site Y 16 2 4 3 3 4 CO
Henry Marchant RI Newport Common Burying Ground & Island Cemetery Y 13 4 3 1 3 2 AC
Francis Marion SC Pineville Belle Island Plantation Y 16 2 4 3 3 4 The Swamp Fox
John Marshall VA Richmond Shockoe Hill Cemetery Y 15 4 3 2 3 3 fourth Chief Justice of the United States.[59]
Joseph Plumb Martin ME Sandy Point Sandy Point Cemetery private who wrote famous diary
George Mason VA Lorton Mason Family Cemetery Y 16 4 3 2 3 4 revolutionary writer, co-father of the Bill of Rights.[72]
John Mathews SC Charleston Circular Congregational Church Burying Grd Y 11 4 4 0 3 0 AC
James McHenry MD Baltimore Westminster Burial Ground Y 15 3 3 3 3 3 CO
Thomas McKean PA Philadelphia Laurel Hill Cemetery Y 19 4 4 4 4 3 CA DI AC
Hugh Mercer PA Philadelphia Laurel Hill Cemetery Y 20 4 4 4 4 4 General / Hero of Princeton
Arthur Middleton SC Charleston Middleton Place Gardens and Tomb Y 15 3 2 3 4 3 DI
Henry Middleton SC Goose Creek Saint James Goose Creek Cemetery Y 7 3 1 0 3 0 CA
Thomas Mifflin PA Lancaster Trinity Lutheran Churchyard Y 9 3 4 0 0 2 CA CO
James Monroe VA Richmond Hollywood Cemetery Y 18 3 4 4 3 4 fifth President of the United States[74]
Daniel Morgan VA Winchester Mount Hebron Cemetery Y 17 3 4 4 3 3 military hero and Virginia Congressman.[66]
Gouverneur Morris NY Bronx Saint Ann’s Episcopal Church Graveyard Y 9 1 1 3 2 2 AC CO
Lewis Morris NY Bronx Saint Ann’s Episcopal Church Graveyard FAIL 2 1 1 DI
Robert Morris PA Philadelphia Christ Episcopal Church & Churchyard Y 16 3 4 3 3 3 DI AC CO
John Morton PA Chester Saint Paul’s Burying Ground Y 16 3 4 3 3 3 CA DI
Frederick Muhlenberg PA Lancaster Woodward Hill Cemetery Y 16 4 4 2 3 3 1st Speaker of the House
Thomas Nelson, Jr. VA Yorktown Grace Episcopal Churchyard Y 15 3 4 2 3 3 DI
James Otis, Jr. MA Boston Granary Burying Ground Y 18 4 4 3 4 3 Massachusetts lawyer and politician.[75]
William Paca MD Queen Anne County Wye Plantation FAIL 3 2 1 CA DI
Robert Treat Paine MA Boston Granary Burying Ground Y 16 4 4 2 4 2 CA DI
Thomas Paine NY New Rochelle Thomas Paine Gravesite author of Common Sense.[76][77]
William Paterson NY Menands / Colonie Albany Rural Cemetery Y 17 4 4 3 3 3 CO relatively little memorialization
Edmund Pendleton VA Williamsburg Bruton Parish Episcopal Church Sanctuary Y 15 4 2 3 4 2 CA
John Penn NC Greensboro Guilford Courthouse National Military Park Y 20 4 4 4 4 4 DI AC
Andrew Pickens SC Clemson Old Stone Church Cemetery Y 17 4 4 3 3 3 army general and SC congressman.[66]
Timothy Pickering MA Salem Broad Street Cemetery Y 13 4 1 3 3 2 U.S. Secretary of State from Massachusetts.[78]
Charles Pinckney SC Charleston Saint Philips Episcopal Church Cemetery Y 15 4 2 3 3 3 CO
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney SC Charleston Saint Michaels Church Cemetery Y 17 4 4 3 3 3 CO
Molly Pitcher PA Carlisle Old Graveyard Y 17 4 4 3 3 3 Molly McCauley
Israel Putnam CT Brooklyn Putnam Monument Y 18 3 4 4 3 4 army general.[79]
Edmund Randolph VA Millwood Old Chapel Cemetery Y 16 3 4 3 3 3 first United States Attorney General.[80]
Peyton Randolph VA Williamsburg Chapel of the College of William and Mary Y 11 4 0 2 4 1 CA
George Read DE New Castle Immanuel Episcopal Churchyard Y 15 3 4 3 3 2 CA DI CO
Esther DeBerdt Reed PA Philadelphia Arch Street Presbyterian Church cemetery Y 18 4 4 3 4 3 organized daughters of Liberty – wife of Joseph Reed
Joseph Reed PA Philadelphia Laurel Hill Cemetery Y 18 4 4 3 4 3 AC
Paul Revere MA Boston Granary Burying Ground Y 19 4 4 3 4 4 legendary ride to warn of approaching British
David Rittenhouse PA Philadelphia Laurel Hill Cemetery Y 16 4 4 2 4 2 1st Dir of US Mint
Daniel Roberdeau VA Winchester Mount Hebron Cemetery Y 13 3 4 1 3 2 AC
Caesar Rodney DE Dover Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery Y 17 3 4 3 3 4 CA DI
George Ross PA Philadelphia Christ Church Burial Ground Y 15 3 3 3 3 3 CA DI
Benjamin Rush PA Philadelphia Christ Church Burial Ground Y 15 3 3 3 3 3 DI
Edward Rutledge SC Charleston Saint Philips Episcopal Church Cemetery Y 14 4 2 2 3 3 CA DI
John Rutledge SC Charleston Saint Michaels Church Cemetery Y 17 4 4 3 3 3 CA CO
Nathaniel Scudder NJ Tennent Old Tennent Churchyard Y 15 4 4 2 3 2 AC
Roger Sherman CT New Haven Grove Street Cemetery Y 20 4 4 4 4 4 CA DI AC CO
James Smith PA York First Presbyterian Churchyard Y 16 4 4 3 3 2 DI
Jonathan Bayard Smith PA Philadelphia Mount Vernon Cemetery FAIL 6 4 1 0 1 0 AC
Richard Smith MS Natchez Natchez City Cemetery X 1 1 0 0 0 0 CA
Haym Solomon PA Philadelphia Mikveh Israel Cemetery Y 13 3 3 2 3 2 financier and spy for Continental Army.[81]
Richard Dobbs Spaight NC New Bern Clermont Estate Cemetery CO
Arthur St. Clair PA Greensburg Old Saint Clair Cemetery Y 18 4 4 3 4 3 Major General, Continental Army, Pres. Of Congress
Richard Stockton NJ Princeton Stony Brook Quaker Meeting House Burial Grd Y 12 2 4 0 3 3 DI
Thomas Stone MD Port Tobacco Thomas Stone National Historic Site Y 16 4 3 3 3 3 DI
John Sullivan NH Durham Sullivan Family Burial Ground Y 14 3 1 3 3 4 CA
Thomas Sumter SC Sumter County Thomas Sumter Memorial Park Y 16 2 4 3 3 4 SC military hero and congressman.[66]
George Taylor PA Easton Easton Cemetery Y 16 3 4 2 3 4 DI
Edward Telfair GA Savannah Bonaventure Cemetery Y 15 4 3 3 3 2 AC
Charles Thomson PA Philadelphia Laurel Hill Cemetery Y 20 4 4 4 4 4 Secretary of Continental Congress
Matthew Thornton NH Merrimack Thornton Graveyard Y 17 4 4 2 3 4 DI
Matthew Tilghman MD Claiborne Tilghman Family Cemetery CA
Nicholas Van Dyke DE New Castle Immanuel Episcopal Churchyard Y 15 3 4 3 3 2 AC
Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben NY Remsen Steuben Memorial Y 17 2 3 4 4 4 Prussian officer.[69]
George Walton GA Augusta Courthouse Grounds Y 18 4 4 3 3 4 DI
John Walton body lost or destroyed X 0 0 0 0 0 0 AC
Samuel Ward RI Newport Common Burying Ground & Island Cemetery Y 14 4 3 1 3 3 CA
Joseph Warren MA Jamaica Plain Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory Y 19 4 3 4 4 4 doctor, revolutionary leader.[79]
Mercy Otis Warren MA Plymouth Burial Hill Y 18 4 4 3 4 3 political writer.[67]
George Washington VA Mount Vernon Mount Vernon Estate Y 19 4 3 4 4 4 CA CO
Anthony Wayne PA Wayne Old Saint David Church Cemetery Y 18 4 4 3 3 4 army general and politician.[66]
Noah Webster CT New Haven Grove Street Cemetery Y 18 4 4 3 4 3 writer, lexicographer, educator.[82]
John Wentworth, Jr. NH Dover Pine Hill Cemetery Y 12 3 4 1 3 1 AC
William Whipple NH Portsmouth North Cemetery Y 16 3 4 4 2 3 DI
William Williams CT Lebanon Old Cemetery Y 14 3 4 1 3 3 DI
John Williams NC Henderson Montpelier Plantation Cemetery FAIL 4 2 1 0 1 0 AC Private property – barbed wire/gate
Hugh Williamson NY New York Trinity Church Cemetery Y 13 3 4 1 3 2 CO
Thomas Willing PA Philadelphia Christ Church Burial Ground Y 13 3 3 1 3 3 banker.[83]
James Wilson PA Philadelphia Christ Episcopal Church & Churchyard Y 16 3 4 3 3 3 DI CO
Paine Wingate NH Stratham Stratham Cemetery Y 16 3 4 3 3 3 oldest survivor, Continental Congress.[84][85]
Henry Wisner NY Phillipsburg Wallkill Cemetery Y 14 3 4 2 3 2 CA worn stone – no additional memorialization
John Witherspoon NJ Princeton Princeton Cemetery Y 15 3 4 2 4 2 DI AC
Oliver Wolcott CT Litchfield East Cemetery Y 16 3 4 3 3 3 DI AC
George Wythe VA Richmond Saint Johns Episcopal Churchyard Y 15 3 4 2 3 3 DI
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