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George Clymer, Captain of the “Silk Stockings” and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

The Society of the Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence says, “A grandson of one of the original settlers of the Penn colony, George Clymer established himself as a major figure in both the struggle for independence … Continue reading

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Another Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Descendant of Edward III

I hope you are enjoying this series on the signers of the Declaration of Independence as much as I. Many of these men held deeps roots to family in England. Thomas Nelson of Virginia was one such man. His grandfather … Continue reading

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What Does a Popular Party Game Have in Common with William Ellery, Signer of the Declaration of Independence?

After the successful piece on William Floyd, I thought I might look at some of the others signers of the Declaration of Independence. After all, I have plenty of research on the period lying around. Perhaps it might lead another … Continue reading

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