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Taking a Closer Look at Mecklenburg, NC: William Kennon and Dr. Ephraim Brevard

Mecklenburg County Courthouse  Source:  History of Mecklenburg County and the city of Charlotte - from 1740 to 1903  - Wikimedia Commons Previously we looked at Rev. Hezekiah James Balch  believed to be one of the committee of three who wrote the Mecklenberg Declaration of Independence . The other two men believed to be on the committee are William Kennon and Dr. Ephraim Brevard. Today we will take a closer look at these men of liberty and freedom: The website The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Story tells us: "William Kennon (circa 1735 - ?) was one of the original signers of the Meckenburg Declaration of Independence. Although most of the signers were Presbyterians, William Kennon was Anglican and not even a citizen of the county. Although born and raised near Petersburg, Virginia, he went to the College of New Jersey, now known as Princeton University, to finish his formal education. "After his time there, he moved to Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina. Why he was in Charlott