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Tombstone and Grave of John Hancock, Boston, Massachusetts, Photo

John Hancock, Tombstone, Grave, Boston, Massachusetts, photo

A photo view of the tombstone and grave of John Hancock. This is located in the Old Granary Burial Ground on Tremont Street, next to Park Street Church, Boston, Massachusetts.

Born January 23, 1737 [January 12, 1737 old style] at Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts; died October 8, 1793 at Boston, Massachusetts, age 56.

An important figure in the American Revolution, John Hancock is most well known for his flamboyant and distinctive signature on the Declaration of Independence of which he was the first to sign. He also served as President of the Second Continental Congress during the crucial years of the American Revolution (1775-1777) and as the first and third Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1780-1785 and 1787-1793).

The Old Granary Burial Ground of Boston contains not only the grave of John Hancock, but also that of Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, James Otis and those of the Boston Massacre as well as many other noted individuals.

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