William Whipple Jr. (January 25, 1731 NS [January 14, 1730 OS] – November 28, 1785) was an American Founding Father and signatory of the United States Declaration of Independence. He represented New Hampshire as a member of the Continental Congress from 1776 through 1779. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Whipple
William Whipple Jr. (January 25, 1731 NS [January 14, 1730 OS] – November 28, 1785) was an American Founding Father and signatory of the United States Declaration of Independence. He represented New Hampshire as a member of the Continental Congress from 1776 through 1779. 
William Whipple was born in Kittery, Maine, on January 14, 1730. He was the firstborn son to his father, William Sr, who worked as a maltster/brewer but had in his past worked as a sailor. William Whipple's mother was a daughter to Robert Cutts, who was a wealthy shipbuilder who had become an influential man in Kittery.
William Whipple gains more recognition in present-day times than in his own life, but his legacy as the founding father who freed his slaves lives on today. While William and Prince are not often highlighted in American history, their friendship triumphed through decades of cultural turmoil and national changes. William Whipple Early Whipple Days
He passed away on November 28, 1785. William Whipple was a delegate to the Continental Congress for New Hampshire and one of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence. Click for more.
William Whipple 1730-1785 Representing New Hampshire at the Continental Congress by Ole Erekson, Engraver, c1876, Library of Congress William Whipple was born at Kittery Maine, in 1730. He was educated at a common school until his early teens, when he went off to sea to find his fortune.
Here are deposited the remains of the Honourable William Whipple, who departed this Life on the 28th day of November, 1785, in the 55th Year of his Age. He was often elected and thrice attended the Continental Congress, as Delegate for the State of New Hampshire, particularly in that memorable Year in which America declared itself independent ...
On December 9, 1785, the New Hampshire Gazette noted: “On Monday the 28th of November, died, universally lamented, the Hon. Gen. William Whipple, Judge of the Superior Court of New Hampshire. ‘In him concentrated every principle that exalts the dignity of man.