Charles Thomson, Sec'y of Cont. Congress

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Charles Thomson

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Birthplace: County Londonderry, Ireland
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Laurel Hill Cemetery Philadelphia Philadelphia County Pennsylvania
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Son of John Thomson and Elizabeth Thomson
Husband of Hannah Thomson and Ruth Thomson

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About Charles Thomson, Sec'y of Cont. Congress

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Thomson -------------------- Charles Thomson (November 29, 1729 – August 16, 1824) was a Patriot leader in Philadelphia during the American Revolution and the secretary of the Continental Congress (1774–1789) throughout its existence.

Thomson was born in Gorteade townland, Maghera parish, County Londonderry, Ireland, to Scots-Irish parents. After the death of his mother in 1739, his father emigrated to the British colonies in America with Charles and two or three brothers. The father died at sea, and the penniless boys were separated in America. Charles was cared for by a blacksmith in New Castle, Delaware, and was educated in New London, Pennsylvania. In 1750 he became a tutor in Latin at the Philadelphia Academy.

He was the one who informed George Washington of his election to the US Presidency, and his name is the only non-Delegate signature on the Declaration of Independence (which he signed in his capacity as Congressional Secretary)
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Charles Thomson, Sec'y of Cont. Congress's Timeline

1729
November 29, 1729
County Londonderry, Ireland
1758
1758
Age 28
1824
August 16, 1824
Age 94
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Laurel Hill Cemetery Philadelphia Philadelphia County Pennsylvania