Category Archives: Georgia

How one DSDI family celebrates the 4th of July

Ed and Susan Croft, of Atlanta, host a special gathering every July 4th at their home on Lake Burton in the mountains of north Georgia. They invite their friends, along with their children, grandchildren and houseguests, to celebrate the birth … Continue reading

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Fourth of July celebration in Augusta, Georgia

DSDI’s Whitney B. Pickett reports that more than 60 people attended the Fourth of July celebration at the Signers’ monument in downtown Augusta. Attendees include, U.S. Rep. John Barrow, Superior Court Judge James Blanchard and Judge James R. Hanby Sr. … Continue reading

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George Walton

George Walton, alphabetically the last of the Georgia delegation to sign the Declaration of Independence, was born in the county of Prince Edward near Farmville, Virginia. The exact year of his birth is unknown, some research has placed it as … Continue reading

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Lyman Hall

Lyman Hall was born in Wallingford, Connecticut, on April 12, 1724, the fourth of eight children born to the Hon. John Hall (1692-1773) and his wife, Mary Street (1698 – 1778). He was a descendant in the fifth generation of … Continue reading

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Button Gwinnett

Button Gwinnett was born in 1732 in Gloucestershire, England, one of seven children of the Rev. Samuel and Anne Eames Gwinnett. The Gwinnett name was originally Gwynedd, a name of long standing from the northern part of Wales. His mother, … Continue reading

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