Category Archives: Signers by state

Spring meeting in Lexington and Concord

  “Discontent smoldering in the American colonies under British rule flared into open hostilities on April 19, 1775, when, on a stretch of country road outside Boston, a prolonged skirmish between 3,500 Colonial Militia and 1,700 of His Majesty’s Redcoats … Continue reading

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Fall meeting in New Haven included Trumbull paintings

New Haven welcomed 57  DSDI members and guests for the fall meeting over the weekend of  September 20-22.   We were fortunate to have lovely weather with just a bit of rain while we were indoors. On Friday evening we met … Continue reading

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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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106th Annual Congress celebrates independence and the Signers

Under a sunny Philadelphia sky, members of the Descendents of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence assembled July 3, 2013 at the Omni Hotel to convene the 106th Annual Congress. A heavily attended board meeting was presided over by … Continue reading

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Fall meeting Sept. 20-22, 2013 in New Haven, CT

Program FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 2:00pm    Registration begins in the lobby of the Omni New Haven Hotel 3:00pm    Board of Governors’ Meeting: Omni New Haven Hotel, Church room 6:30pm     Reception with cash bar at The Graduate Club, New Haven 7:00pm     … Continue reading

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New Jersey 4th celebration more than 100 years old

DSDI’s Thorny Lockwood was grand marshal of the Fourth of July celebration in Ridgewood, New Jersey, this year. Thorny is a descendant of signer Josiah Bartlett, and a first cousin, eight times removed, of Benjamin Franklin. The celebration began with … Continue reading

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Fourth of July celebration in Augusta, Georgia

DSDI’s Whitney B. Pickett reports that more than 60 people attended the Fourth of July celebration at the Signers’ monument in downtown Augusta. Attendees include, U.S. Rep. John Barrow, Superior Court Judge James Blanchard and Judge James R. Hanby Sr. … Continue reading

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Annual Congress July 3-4, 2013

The Annual Congress of the Society will be held in Philadelphia July 3 and 4, 2013. A board meeting will take place July 3, followed by a dinner for DSDI members at the Omni Hotel. The Philadelphia Pops orchestra is … 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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Samuel Adams

Of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence, few exercised a more powerful influence than Samuel Adams.  Samuel Adams was born at Quincy, Massachusetts, September 22, 1722. He descends from pilgrim ancestors John and Margaret Thurston who arrived in … Continue reading

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