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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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239th Anniversary of the Battle of Kings Mountain

DSDI North Carolina Governor Nancy McBride Wark (right) represented the society Oct. 7 at the 239thAnniversary of the Battle of Kings Mountain, joined by her sister Mary McBride (left) of California. The SAR color guard posted the colors and Mourning-at-Arms … Continue reading

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DSDI members ‘tap’ Liberty Bell at Annual Congress

The 112thAnnual Congress of the Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence took place in Philadelphia July 3-4, 2019. Ten descendants and two new U.S. citizens participated in a ceremonial tapping of the Liberty Bell: Dallas Adams, David … Continue reading

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DSDI fall meeting in Atlanta

We’re excited to announce the October 2019 DSDI meeting to be held in Atlanta Oct. 4-6, our first venture outside the colonial area proper. Our headquarters hotel will be the new Hampton Inn Atlanta Buckhead Place at 3312 Piedmont Rd. … Continue reading

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Wanted – Authors and Family Stories about Signers

The Signers of the Declaration of Independence pledged “our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor” to found the country we are privileged to inherit.  Although it is their signatures on the Declaration, their wives and children also sacrificed in … Continue reading

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DSDI participates in 238th anniversary of the Battle of Cowan’s Ford

DSDI North Carolina Governor Nancy McBride Wark represented DSDI on Jan. 26 to support the North Carolina Society of the Sons of the American Revolution recognizing the 238thanniversary of the Battle of Cowan’s Ford. The event took place at Hopewell … Continue reading

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Three generations of Samuel Adams descendants

Erin P. Hayde, DSDI New Hampshire Governor, was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in a ceremony at the National Archives in November 2017.  Pictured are three generations of Samuel Adams descendants in front of the Declaration of Independence. … Continue reading

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“Wives of the Signers” project calls for volunteers

The DSDI Board of Governors recently approved an exciting new project called “Wives of the Signers” biographies.  Shirley Smith, who wrote the DSDI biography of signer Abraham Clark several years ago, has enthusiastically agreed to be Chairperson for this new … Continue reading

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From the President-General

Fellow Descendants, The fall meeting in Windsor and Litchfield, Conn., went very well. Everyone who attended the meeting had a great time. As always, Marianne and Ellen Brinker put together a fantastic program; these two ladies deserve our greatest thank-you. … Continue reading

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