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History is celebrated and made with “Let Freedom Ring” ceremony

Independence National Historical Park will host the annual symbolic ringing of the Liberty Bell this July 4th with the tapping of the famed Liberty Bell 13 times at precisely 2 p.m. EDT, the time designated by the 1963 Joint Resolution … Continue reading

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Zoom link for DSDI virtual meeting July 1, 2020

From: Donald Ward <> Sent: Monday, June 22, 2020 9:47 AM To: BRUCE LAUBACH <> Subject: DSDI July 1st General Meeting Zoom Link   Donald Ward is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.   Topic: DSDI General Meeting Time: … Continue reading

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At Monticello

Thomas Jefferson (aka Bill Barker) invites DSDI’s Lucy Duke Tonacci to Monticello on the first day of opening June 13 after the coronavirus closing. Masks and six-foot separation were required. Mr. Jefferson normally calls Lucy “Ms. Lee” in recognition of … Continue reading

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Registrar-General report

  DSDI Registrar-General’s Report Princeton Meeting May 1-3, 2020   29 New Senior Members   3627         Mary Ann Tyler                                                                   John Hart – 9 66 Farnwood Rd Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054-2921   3628         Susan Elaine Deuter                                                          John Hart – 10 1207 … Continue reading

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President-General message

My fellow descendants: I hope everyone is well and doing their best to stay healthy. A year ago, I don’t think any of us thought that we would be living through the COVID-19 pandemic. This has changed our daily lives … Continue reading

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DSDI July meeting will be virtual gathering because of COVID-19

As we protect ourselves and others, DSDI has decided to cancel this year’s Annual Congress in Philadelphia. Although we were scheduled to convene July 3-4, as we do every year, the City of Philadelphia has declared that all July 4celebrations … Continue reading

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Wives of the Signers: Lucy Grymes Nelson

Lucy Grymes was most likely born in Williamsburg on September 4, 1743.[1]  According to her daughter, Susanna, Lucy was a premature baby so small she “might have been put in a quart Pot”.[2]  Her father, Philip Ludwell Grymes (1721-1762) of Brandon … Continue reading

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Wives of the Signers: Sarah Hatfield Clark

The ideals of representative government flowed through the veins of Sarah Hatfield from the time of her birth in Elizabethtown, New Jersey in 1728.  Hatfield, sometimes spelled Heathfield or Hetfield was the eldest daughter of Isaac Hatfield and Sarah Price.  … Continue reading

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From the President-General

The Atlanta meeting went very well in October. I think that all who attended had a good time. Our day began with wonderful tour of the Atlanta Historical Society and a great tour of the Cyclorama, which has been beautifully … Continue reading

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Georgia history highlighted in Atlanta meeting

More than 30 members and guests gathered in Atlanta over the weekend of October 4, 2019 for our first ever meeting outside of the colonial area. Although Georgia was one of the 13 original colonies and had three signers, at … Continue reading

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