1727 - William Ellery, born on the 22nd of December in Newport. He was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Rhode Island.
1742 - Graduated in Harvard College at the age of 15.
1770 - He was admitted to the bar.
1776 - 1781 - Served Rhode Island as a delegate to the Continental Congress.
1776 - Was a signatory of the Declaration of Independence.
1785 - He had become an abolitionist.
1790 - 1820 - He was collector of the port of Newport.
1820 - Died on the 15th of February in Rhode Island.
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