Category Archives: South Carolina

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 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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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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Edward Rutledge

When asked to write a biography of Edward Rutledge I was excited because my grandmother, Valeria North Burnet, had done a masterful piece of detective work in documenting our family’s genealogy. She accomplished this in the 1920s with no typewriter … Continue reading

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Arthur Middleton

Arthur Middleton, American patriot and signer of the Declaration of Independence, was born on June 26, 1742 in a manor house known as Middleton Place on the banks of the Ashley River in South Carolina. He was the eldest son … Continue reading

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Thomas Lynch Jr.

Thomas Lynch, Jr., (the third Thomas Lynch in his line) was the son of a gentleman of the same name, and was born on the fifth of August, 1749, at Hopseewee Plantation in Prince George’s Parish, Winyah, in the province … Continue reading

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Thomas Heyward Jr.

The eldest son of a wealthy planter, Thomas Heyward, Jr., was born in at his father’s home, Old House, in St. Luke’s Parish (now Jasper County) in the Province of South Carolina, about 25 miles north of Savannah, Georgia, on … Continue reading

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