Category Archives: Signers by state

Message from the President-General

Dear DSDI Members, A special thank you to 1st VP-General Hope Middleton Wood for planning a great meeting in historic and picturesque Charleston, SC, Oct. 10-12. Receiving a Proclamation from record-serving Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. welcoming DSDI to the … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Revolution in Charleston

History was all around us as DSDI members celebrated the revolutionary heritage of Charleston, South Carolina and were welcomed to this beautiful city. The historic district provided a meaningful setting for 90 members and their guests Oct. 10-12, 2014. We … Continue reading

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DSDI dedicates bench honoring seven Signers in Philadelphia

On Thursday July 3, 2014 at our 107th Annual Congress we dedicated a beautiful granite bench in the historic Christ Church burial ground, where seven Signers are buried. The bench has our DSDI bronze plaque In the middle of the … Continue reading

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DSDI Annual Congress celebrates Independence Day

The 107th Annual Congress of the DSDI came to order in Philadelphia on July 3rd, 2014, opening with a meeting of the board. President-General Lawrence Croft opened the board meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, with 12 board members present. … Continue reading

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The Jersey Land Disputes: How indifference, incompetence and greed led to the American Revolution

BY ALYSON L. BURNETT, DSDI Member One could call the founding of the New Jersey colony a comedy of errors, except for the fact that there was little humor to accompany the many mistakes made in identifying who possessed titles to … Continue reading

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DSDI dedicates plaque to South Carolina Signer

President-General Lawrence Croft dedicated a plaque July 15, 2014 at the birthplace of South Carolina Signer Thomas Lynch Jr. The event took place  at Hopsewee Plantation, built by Lynch’s ancestors c. 1740 on the North Santee River between Georgetown and Charleston. … Continue reading

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“The Regulars are out of Boston. Gather your units and head to Concord!”

By MARIANNE BRINKER and ELLEN BRINKER Fourteen Signers, represented by 50 members and guests, gathered for the Spring meeting in Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts to learn about the events of April 19, 1775, known as Patriots’ Day. Those who arrived early … Continue reading

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Join us for the Fall Meeting in Charleston

October 10-11, 2014 The Descendants will meet Oct. 10-11 in the Holy City of Charleston, South Carolina, the home of four signers. Readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine voted Charleston the No. 1 U.S. destination. Join us for the Fall … Continue reading

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President-General’s message

 Dear DSDI Members, What shot-firing event is credited with starting the American Revolutionary War: the conflict at Concord’s North Bridge or the Lexington Green? Those attending our April 25-27, 2014 meeting in Lexington and Concord, MA understand why these two … Continue reading

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Spring meeting in Lexington and Concord

  “Discontent smoldering in the American colonies under British rule flared into open hostilities on April 19, 1775, when, on a stretch of country road outside Boston, a prolonged skirmish between 3,500 Colonial Militia and 1,700 of His Majesty’s Redcoats … Continue reading

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