Matthew Thornton (1714-1803) New Hampshire graveyard sign
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One of three New Hampshire to sign the
Declaration of Independnce, Matthew Thornton,
physician, soldier, patrio, agitated against
the Stamp Act of 1765, presided over the
Provincial Congress in 1775, served in the
State Senate and as an associate Justice
of the Superior Court. The nearby monument
honors his memory. He is buried in the
adjacent cemetery. His homestead stands
directly across the highway.