Category Archives: Maryland

More about the state Liberty Bells

DSDI members, friends and visitors rang the Maryland Liberty Bell July 4, 2013, celebrating with other members in Philadelphia and beyond as they named the 56 Signers by their 13 states. Like every state, the Maryland Liberty Bell was made … Continue reading

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Plaque dedicated at Thomas Stone gravesite

On a beautiful spring afternoon on April 28, 2013, Thomas Stone was honored at his gravesite at Habre-de-Venture, his Homestead in Port Tobacco, MD. Sixty people gathered, including DSDI members, members of The Historic Trust of Charles County, and the … Continue reading

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Thomas Stone

Thomas Stone was the great great grandson of William Stone who was born about 1603 in London. William Stone married Elizabeth Sprigg in 1620 and they came to America before 1628, settling in Accomack County, Virginia. There he became a … Continue reading

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William Paca

Charles Wilson Peale’s famous portrait of William Paca, painted in 1772, says much about the man. With arm akimbo, he is very much the self-assured diplomat, lawyer, planter, and patriot. An extremely attractive, tall, yet large, man, he exudes the … Continue reading

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Samuel Chase

Samuel Chase was born in Somerset County, Maryland, 17 April 1741. His parents, Thomas Chase and Matilda Walker had met and married in Somerset County. Samuel’s paternal Grandfather, also named Samuel Chase, was a freeman and middle-class citizen of London. … Continue reading

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Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Charles Carroll, who would later become known as Charles Carroll of Carrollton, senator and Signer of the Declaration of Independence, was every bit as brave and selfless as his accomplished ancestors. Quite befitting ancestry for an American revolutionary, Charles Carroll … Continue reading

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