America Bible Society in America date back to 1809. Declaration Signer Benjamin Rush helped establish the first Bible society in America. The American Bible Society was the first national Bible society. By 1816, 121 more Bible societies had been created across the nation, many of them with the help of the key Founding Fathers. The original officers of the Society includes signers of the U. S. Constitution, generals of the revolutionary war, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, a U.S. Attorney General, and others.