The Christian Origin of the Declaration of Independence - Christian ...
"..Over the last two centuries various Masonic writers have often attempted to inflate the involvement of members of the Masonic fraternity in the events leading up to and resulting from this important historic event. It has often been claimed that all or most of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were Freemasons; or that all or most of the general officers serving under Washington were Freemasons. These claims have been made to bolster the theory that the events of the American Revolution and the formation of the American colonies into an independent republic were carried out according to some Masonic plan, and in accordance with universal Masonic principles...
Benjamin Franklin, of the Tun Tavern Lodge at Philadelphia;
John Hancock, of St. Andrew’s Lodge in Boston;
Joseph Hewes, who was recorded as a Masonic visitor to Unanimity Lodge No. 7, Edenton, North Carolina, in December 1776;
William Hooper, of Hanover Lodge, Masonborough, North Carolina;
Robert Treat Payne, present at Grand Lodge at Roxbury, Massachusetts, in June 1759;
Richard Stockton, charter Master of St. John’s Lodge, Princeton, Massachusetts in 1765;
George Walton, of Solomon’s Lodge No. 1, Savannah, Georgia; and
William Whipple, of St. John’s Lodge, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Additionally, another five or six signers have from time to time been identified as members of the fraternity based on inconclusive or unsubstantiated evidence..."
Presenting the Facts: National Treasure December 19, 2016
"..Fact*: George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Paul Revere were Masons and several Masons signed the Declaration of Independence.
Washington, Franklin, and Revere were all Masons. But when the conversation turns to signers of the Declaration of Independence, Ben says, "nine, for sure," were Masons, and we don't actually know that for sure. The exact count of the signers of the Declaration who were Masons differs from source to source. Eight signers, including Franklin, are recorded as being affiliated with specific Masonic lodges: Elbridge Gerry, John Hancock, William Hooper, Richard Stockton, Matthew Thornton, George Walton, and William Whipple. Several other signers visited a lodge, or had sons who became Masons, so there is a chance that more than eight signers were Masons.
One signer who was definitely not a Mason was Charles Carroll. The connection between the Gates family and the treasure of the Knights Templar begins with Charles Carroll sharing with Thomas Gates that "The secret lies with Charlotte". The movie then claims that Carroll was a Mason. But Carroll was Catholic — the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence, in fact — and in 1738, the Catholic Church prohibited membership in Masonic organizations..."
7)The Declaration of Independence is Involved in a Real-Life Treasure Story Called the Beale Treasure
In 1885, a small pamphlet was published in Virginia which consisted of a story about hidden treasure. The pamphlet included 3 coded papers,
"..When he refused to sign the new Constitution, his decision baffled some and alienated others, including his old friend, George Washington. Mason’s stand nonetheless had its effect. At the first session of the first Congress, Madison introduced a Bill of Rights that paralleled Mason’s Declaration of Rights of 1776..."