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Benjamin Rush: Signer Of The Declaration Of Independence

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Benjamin Rush was born on December 24, 1745 in Byberry, Pennsylvania. This name may have no significance to you but to me it has a lot. When I was in 5th grade, I had to do a project history and I asked my grandparents if they could tell me anything. My grandparents on my father’s side told me how my uncle Mike lived next to Igor Sakorsky, the man who invented the helicopter. My dad was also best friends growing up with the son of the Creator of the Wiffle-Ball. However, what really caught me by surprise was how my grandmother on my mother’s side told me that I was related to Benjamin Rush, founder father of the United States and signer of the Declaration of Independence. Benjamin Rush grew up 12 miles from Philadelphia in the small town
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