Category Archives: Delaware

Dedication of plaque for George Read, Signer

Dedication of the recently installed plaque for George Read, Signer from New Castle, Delaware May 23, 2015, 10:30 a.m., at the cemetery of Immanuel Episcopal Church The Strand & Harmony St., New Castle, Del. Speaker, Laurie Croft, President-General of the D.S.D.I. Blessing … Continue reading

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Caesar Rodney

Caesar Rodney was born near Dover, Delaware on October 7, 1728, on the family plantation known as “Byfield”, the eldest child of Caesar and Elizabeth Crawford Rodney. Byfield was originally settled in the early 1680s by Caesar Rodney’s maternal grandfather, … Continue reading

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George Read

Some might consider George Read the father of the State of Delaware, for he was the author of her first Constitution in 1776, and of the first edition of her laws. He figured in her Assembly no less than 12 … Continue reading

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Thomas McKean

Thomas McKean was born on March 19, 1734 in New London Township, Chester County in Pennsylvania, the son of William McKean and Letitia Finney. His parents were of Ulster-Scots heritage, and emigrated to Pennsylvania as children. The McKean family ancestry … Continue reading

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