Category Archives: Pennsylvania

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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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 convenes in Philadelphia

The DSDI Board of Governors met in the Wyndham Hotel in Philadelphia on July 3. Twelve members were in attendance.  The meeting was led by the DSDI President-General Hope Middleton Wood. The board discussed various topics concerning the running of … Continue reading

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109th Annual Congress, Philadelphia, PA  2016

The DSDI Board of Governors met on  Sunday, July 3, 2016 at the Franklin Hotel at Independence Park in Philadelphia  with 16 in attendance. The meeting was led by DSDI President-General Hope Middleton Wood. As has become tradition, members and … Continue reading

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Battle of the Brandywine

Presentation to DSDI Dinner July 4, 2016, Philadelphia William Spaulding Wood II      I’d like to start by saying thank you to this wonderful organization. Hope and I have been coming to meetings off and on for over 40 years … Continue reading

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108th Annual Congress, Philadelphia, PA 2015

The DSDI Board of Governors met Friday, July 3, 2015 at the Omni Hotel in Philadelphia with a full agenda of DSDI business to consider. Afterwards, many members and their families gathered at the hotel for an iconic Philadelphia cheese … 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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James Wilson

James Wilson was born on September 14, 1742 at Carskerdo, near St. Andrews in Scotland, the son of William Wilson and Aleson Lansdale. His father was a respectable farmer, living a healthy life but a hard one. Methods of husbandry … Continue reading

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George Taylor

George Taylor’s birth date is uncertain, but most writers believe that he was born in 1716 in northern Ireland, the son of a Reverend Taylor. Little is known of George’s growing up years, but based on the reading and writing … Continue reading

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