Wednesday October 7, 2009 | Signers of the Declaration

October 6, 2009 at 10:27 am | Posted in Coming Up | 7 Comments

Much has been written and said about one of America’s most important documents, the Declaration of Independence, but how much is known about the men who signed it? Some of them are famous, but most were hard-working politicians with challenging lives at home. We’ll talk with the authors of Signing Their Lives Away, a book that examines the lives of the signers after the momentous day. Some led tragic lives, others rose to prominence. Learn what happened the day after the greatest day in our history.
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Joseph D’Agnese
– Co-author, Signing Their Lives Away
Denise Kiernan
– Co-author, Signing Their Lives Away

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  1. […] Wednesday October 7, 2009 | Signers of the Declaration « Charlotte Blogs charlotteblogs.wordpress.com/2009/10/06/wednesday-october-7-2009-signers-of-the-declaration-of-independence – view page – cached Much has been written and said about one of America’s most important documents, the Declaration of Independence, but how much is known about the men who signed it? Some of them are famous, but… (Read more)Much has been written and said about one of America’s most important documents, the Declaration of Independence, but how much is known about the men who signed it? Some of them are famous, but most were hard-working politicians with challenging lives at home. We’ll talk with the authors of Signing Their Lives Away, a book that examines the lives of the signers after the momentous day. Some led tragic lives, others rose to prominence. (Read less) — From the page […]

  2. I believe the name of the man who penned the declaration was Timothy Matlack, (not Thomas) and he was an ancestor of mine. He was a Quaker and I believe was known as a “Fighting Quaker”. Do you have any more info on him?

  3. Did you investigate the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, and what influence it may have had?

  4. Don’t need to put this on the air but my cousin has been researching Timothy Matlack for the past year and is in the process of writing a book about him.

  5. Today’s guests were obviously nervous as well as excited to be there, so I’m somewaht apologetic about leaving this comment. I was very disappointed in today’s show. I had been looking forward to it, but couldn’t get past Joseph D’Agnese and Denise Kiernan’s presentation, made up almost solely of interrupting each other, repeating each other, his constant throat clearing, and sundry other little tics best left to married couples’ therapy sessions. Hope it got better; I wouldn’t know because I turned it off halfway through.

  6. Good morning: Re: Am Revolution – Battle of Alamance Court House a real precursor to Revolution?

  7. Go to this link below, it is a letter dated June 30, 1775 from Josiah Martin to William Legge the Earl of Dartmouth.

    http://docsouth.unc.edu/csr/index.html/document/csr10-0019

    Scroll down to page 48, it talks of the Mecklenburg Declaration and a copy of the document being taken to Philadelphia.


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