Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Started by Private User on Tuesday, October 5, 2010


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Private User
10/31/2010 at 7:35 PM

Sweet. Thanks, Anita.

11/1/2010 at 5:58 PM

Can a curator make this a MP please? Elizabeth Lewis

11/1/2010 at 6:01 PM

Done, and added to SODI project.

11/1/2010 at 6:38 PM

Thanks Erica!

11/6/2010 at 11:03 AM do I resolve this? I posted it here as it is a SODI profile.

Whichever set of parents I choose (John and Mary, Mary and John, no change) I get a notice that it will split the tree.

Is this because an incorrect profile was merged in?

Private User
11/6/2010 at 11:19 AM

Just follow the instructions and merge the profiles first.

Private User
11/6/2010 at 11:33 AM

How do you merge profiles when you're the one that has requested a merge and no one is responding?

11/6/2010 at 12:05 PM

Bjorn...I did, no duplicates left to merge, just to choose a set of parents. What am I missing?

Private User
11/6/2010 at 12:08 PM

I've had that happen many times, even when I don't think there were any other profiles to merge, in various parts of the tree. Maybe I just wasn't seeing them.

Private User
11/6/2010 at 4:03 PM

Ok, I just followed the merge requests and that specific profile seem to be OK now.

11/6/2010 at 4:22 PM

Thanks Bjorn...looks good to me as well.

Private User
11/12/2010 at 8:52 PM

Here is @William Williams, Signer of the "Declaration of Independence"<William Williams, signer of the "Declaration of Independence">
of Connecticut
Birth: April 8, 1731
Death: August 2, 1811 (80)
Immediate Family:
Son of Rev. Solomon Williams and Mary Williams (Porter)
Husband of Mary Williams (Trumbull)
Father of Solomon Williams, Faith Williams and William Trumbull Williams

11/12/2010 at 11:15 PM


Done, and added to Project.

Many thanks!

11/17/2010 at 5:35 PM

Hey...can someone look at this merge?

I am concerned that, of the 15 or so total children, only two are on both trees....???

11/17/2010 at 5:48 PM

This one is worrisome, as well. I declined one merge because dates were vague and family members were off...then this one came up.

I think we might have two George Ross's...that or he had a secret life!

11/17/2010 at 6:16 PM

This one is going to need a curator to fix....

Gov. Stephen Hopkins, signer of the "Declaration of Independence"

If you click on his caution triangle on his tree, you can see where his merged parents are really two generations (at least on the father's side). I have no idea how to separate them back out. It looks to me like the children and siblings are ok, but I didn't stack any of them.


Private User
11/18/2010 at 5:28 AM

Anita, The MP for Robert Morris shows 5 daughters, 2 sons, one named Thomas. There are other children, but locked profiles, and I think are duplicates. I found Robert Morris had 7 children, one named Thomas- but what I found said 5 sons, 2 daughters. I know this isn't real helpful, but I'll keep looking.

Private User
11/18/2010 at 5:57 AM

Anita, I think I have Gov. Stephen Hopkins with the right parents/grandparents now. I didn't clean up the entire family, but did some. The Gov. has an extra wife I didn't know what to do with, for one thing. His first wife was Sarah Scott, second wife Anne Smith. There's an Anna Arnold on there as his wife, and I don't have a clue who she is (didn't really try to figure it out yet).

Private User
11/18/2010 at 6:06 AM

Anita, I think that last George Ross is a different one. The other two look like a match. His father evidently was married twice. Don't you think they mean his father was a fife, rather than a fifth (being from Scotland, a fifth of Scotch or Scots, so to speak?)

Private User
11/18/2010 at 6:46 AM

FIEF, not fife. Sorry- he's not a musical instrument, either.

1/7/2011 at 2:54 AM

\I am looking at all of these people and realized most of you are somehow
directly related or indirectly related to me and .how awesome can that be. I have been working on our family tree for the last twenty years. Going to get Pro next. Patricia Adams Clapp

Private User
1/7/2011 at 5:12 AM

Patricia, you are my 16th cousin once removed.

Private User
1/7/2011 at 11:51 AM

Patricia Clapp is my 17th cousin thrice removed.
We are related through the Thornburgs and Prestons.

Private User
4/6/2011 at 5:36 PM

i just learned my 5th great uncle was mathew thornton how cool is that

Private User
6/22/2011 at 9:21 PM

Just found this...I added my family member Charles Carroll after years of research back at the start of 2007. I just now saw on my homepage that someone (Tammy Swingle???) added him to the "namesake" project. Not sure what this is but I guess it's good.

@Charles Carroll: Charles Carroll of Carrollton, III, Signer of the Declaration of Independence

6/22/2011 at 9:36 PM See under "C". I think it's Carroll County, Maryland that's named after him. Very cool :)

Private User
6/24/2011 at 6:54 PM

Hatte - i've actually been to Carroll County in my search of getting information. I have also visited their graves. My family is all mainly buried in one place together. My father goes there yearly.

6/24/2011 at 8:59 PM

I live near Carroll Country.

3/12/2012 at 9:51 AM


5/10/2014 at 8:37 PM

Declaration of Independence
Great video with David Barton

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