We visited the final resting place of Richard Hutson who was a
Richard Hutson Signer of the Articles of Confederation
Signer of the Articles of Confederation from the great State of South Carolina.
Signer Hutson was born in South Carolina 1747 (ish) and died April 12, 1793 (ish), in Philadelphia, PA. He is interred at the Independent Congregational (Circular) Church in Charleston South Carolina
(After researching this I came to the conclusion that none remain that know his actual birth and death dates. They can span anywhere from June 12, 1747 – April 12, 1795)
Brief Bio of Richard Hutson
Not much is written about Mr. Hutson but a few highlights are below.
Signer of the Articles of Confederation
Son to Reverend William Hutson and Mary Woodward Hutson, he had one younger sibling, Thomas Hutson
Graduated in 1765 from Princeton University, (Formerly called College of New Jersey)
He was a Lawyer, Judge, and Politician
Served in a militia
Continental Congress – 1774 – 1776 & 1778 – 1779
He was imprisoned in St Augustine Florida for about one year, under Sir Henry Clinton for aiding the rebellion, after the battle and fall of Charleston. Richard was an accomplished linguist and master of many languages, it is said that during his time in St Augustine, he learned Spanish.)
By the time the war was over he had lost the greater part of his fortunes.
Held many different political positions in the State of South Carolina, and the city of Charleston.
He was part of the Delegates of South Carolina that help ratify the US Constitution in 1788
Part of the Founding Body of the College of Charleston
Was not married
Richard died on April 12, 1793, in Philadelphia, PA and was buried in Charleston, South Carolina.
I personally want to thank Richard Huston for his commitment and the part he played in the founding of this nation.
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George Read was a Signer of the Declaration of Independence, a Lawyer, Politician, and delegate to the Continental Congress from the State of Delaware.
He also signed the Constitutional Association, (the document created by the Stamp Act Congress), and the US Constitution, one the few who signed multiple “Founding” documents.
George Read Voted No!
George Read voted NO on the vote for “Independence” on June 2, 1776, but changed his mind and signed the document, I believe on August 2, 1776
NOTE: Being one of the first sites I visited, my picture and video are pretty lame. I will revisit George Reads Memorial when I head back up north. Until then please enjoy the videos and pictures I did take.Continue Reading →
I was surprised to see that the only history mentioned about Edward was his role as Governor of Georgia, and a brief mention of his jaunts as one of the “Liberty Boys,” (Sons of Liberty), 1774.
There is nary a mention that he served multiple times as the Georgia Delegate to the US Constitutional Conventions, one of those times he signed the Articles of Confederation, the interim government between the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution.
Here is a brief video of our visit to the burial site of Edward Telfair, (and family).
I approach, with an awkward anticipation, on my initial visit to John Morton’s Memorial.
John Morton, 1724 – 1777 Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia
John Morton was one of the Pennsylvania Delegates, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and I had no idea of what to do, or how to act while I was there at his burial site. I just knew that I had to start this adventure somewhere, and his would be the first location, the first of 56.
Since December of 2015, I have been planning to visit all of the burial sites of the “Signers of the Declaration of Independence.”
I couldn’t explain why, or to what end, but I knew I wanted at the very minimum to show my respect, and in some strange “time-traveling kind of mystical way” let them know that they are not forgotten. And to share those moments with the world. Continue Reading →
December 26, 2015, in Charleston, South Carolina, with the hustle and bustle of Christmas winding down, I set my alarm for 6:00 AM, so I can go and visit a very special place that I heard about just two days earlier. That’s how it all started.
Lori and Neil on an adventure
St Philips Church Cemetery is the resting place of two of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence was just two blocks away from where I was staying.
I actually could see the church steeple out my front door it was very close.
I hadn’t realized that such greatness was within a quick moments stroll. With anticipation, I jumped up out of bed and headed out the door to grab a cup of coffee and pay my respects.
As fate would have it, an emergency arose. I had to instead, call for my car and rush home to the aid of a family member.
I never got the opportunity to pay my respects to Edward Rutledge, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, who resides at the St. Philips Cemetery.Continue Reading →