Do You Know About Arthur Middleton?

Do you know that today is the 275th birthday of Arthur Middleton? Arthur Middleton was from South Carolina and signed the Declaration of Independence. Middleton was elected to the Second Continental Congress after his father had served in the First Continental Congress, and when he arrives, in Philadelphia, he shares a home with Hancock.  They…

Do You Know About Samuel Huntington?

Did you know that Samuel Huntington, signer of the Declaration of Independence, was the First President of the United States in Congress Assembled under the Articles of Confederation? This is different from being the First President of the United States under the Constitution because the Articles of Confederation had a weak central government with a…

Do You Know About Richard Stockton?

Do you know that Richard Stockton was a New Jersey Signer of the Declaration who was captured in November of 1776?   During the invasion of New Jersey, Stockton returned home, to move his family, and he was captured on November 30, 1776, when a local loyalist informed of the British of his location.  He…

Memorial Day Message

  Thank you to all who have served from 1775 until today and gave their lives protecting our freedoms. Memorial Day began after the Civil War to honor those who died in that horrible conflict. In the beginning, it was known as Remembrance Day and no one is sure which state it first occurred but…

Do You Know About Stephen Hopkins?

Do you know that Stephen Hopkins, RI Declaration Signer, served on and off between 1755 and 1766, as Governor of Rhode Island and was involved in a defamation lawsuit? While he was governor, he wrote and published a pamphlet, in 1757, regarding an issue in the French and Indian War.  In this pamphlet, he was…

Do You Know About Thomas Stone?

Did you know that Thomas Stone, Maryland Signer of the Declaration of Independence was initially a moderate who favored reconciliation with Great Britain over separation? His position was not unusual as several delegates to the Continental Congress would favor reconciliation over separation until it became evident that Great Britain did not want to peacefully settle…

Did You Know About Button Gwinett?

Did you know that Button Gwinett, Signer of the Declaration of Independence was the second signer to die and the only one to die by duel? How it came about is an interesting story which involves him becoming governor, ordering a failed military expedition and having his honor slighted. On March 4, 1777, Governor Bulloch…