Last Will and Testament

Historical Figures

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Darius 

  • Lived: 550 B.C.E - 486 B.C.E (age 64)

  • Year Will was written: 487-486 B.C.E.

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Founding Fathers of the United States

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1.  John Hancock

  • Lived: January 23, 1737 - October 8, 1793 (aged 56)​

2.  James Madison

  • Lived: March 16, 1751 - June 28, 1836 (aged 85)

  • Year Will was written: April 15, 1835

    • Update/ Codicil:  April 19, 1835​

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3.  John Adams

  • Lived:  October 30, 1735 - July 4, 1826 (aged 90)

  • Year Will was written: July 10, 1761​

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4.  Benjamin Franklin

  • Lived: January 17, 1706 - April 17, 1790 (aged 84)

  • Year Will was written: April 28, 1757

    • Update/ Codicil:​ June 23, 1789

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5.  George Washington

  • Lived: February 22, 1732 - December 14, 1799 (aged 62)

  • Year Will was written: July 9, 1799

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6.  Patrick Henry

  • Lived: May 29, 1736 - June 6, 1799 (aged 63)

  • Year Will was written: November 20, 1798

    • Update/ Codicil:  February 12, 1799​

    • Update/ Codicil:  July 1, 1799

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7.  Thomas Jefferson

  • Lived: April13, 1743 - July 4, 1826 (aged 83)

  • Year Will was written: March 16, 1826​

    • Update/ Codicil: March 17, 1826​

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9.  Thomas Paine

  • Lived: February 9, 1737 - June 8, 1809 (aged 72)

  • Year Will was written: January 18, 1809

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8.  Alexander Hamilton

  • Lived: January 11, 1755 or 1757 - July 12, 1804 (aged 47 or 49)

  • Year Will was written: July 9, 1804​

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10.  Samuel Adams

  • Lived: September 27, 1722 - October 2, 1803 (aged 81)

  • Year Will was written: October 2, 1803

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11.  Richard Henry Lee

  • Lived: January 20, 1732 - June 19, 1794 (aged 62)

13.  James Monroe

  • Lived: April 18, 1758 - July 4, 1831 (aged 73)

12.  John Dickinson

  • Lived: November 2, 1732 - February 14, 1808 (aged 75)

14.  Roger Sherman

  • Lived:  April 19, 1721 - July 23, 1793 (aged 72)

15.  Benjamin Rush

  • Lived:  December 24, 1745 - April 19, 1813  (aged 67 )

16.  George Mason

  • Lived:  December 11, 1725 - October 7, 1792 (aged 66)

  • Year Will was written: March 20, 1773​

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17.  John Marshall

  • Lived:  September 24, 1755 - July 6, 1835 (aged 79 )

18.  John Jay

  • Lived:  December 12, 1745 - May 17, 1829 (aged 83)

Seventh-day Adventist Pioneers

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Ellen G. White

  • Birth: November 26, 1827 - July 16, 1915 (age 87)

  • Year Will was written: February 9, 1912

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