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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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“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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In the Footsteps of Wolcott and Washington

Representing 16 Signers, we were delighted that almost 50 members and guests attended the Fall 2018 meeting in Connecticut, traveling from 11 states and the District of Columbia. An overcast Friday did not dampen our spirits as we gathered at … Continue reading

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Colonial lore: Litchfield, Connecticut

Almost 100 years after the initial settlement of Connecticut, towns were getting crowded and people began to look to the western part of the state.  Litchfield was incorporated in 1719 by an act of the Colonial Assembly of Connecticut on … Continue reading

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A call to “Remember the Ladies”

On March 19, 1776, months before our grandfathers declared independence, Abigail Adams wrote to John:  “. . . in the New Code of Laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make I desire you would Remember … Continue reading

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Fall meeting in Connecticut

The DSDI Fall meeting will be held in Windsor and Litchfield, Connecticut Sept. 28-30.  It will be the Society’s first visit to the area, where we will learn about the Wolcott family.  Oliver Wolcott, one of the four signers from … Continue reading

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DSDI member composes song about his ancestor

By David Lewis What do you get when you combine inspirational ideas from four different centuries? Well, when I tried that recently I ended up composing a song honoring my ancestor, Josiah Bartlett, as well as the other signers of … Continue reading

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