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This July 4th, the U.S. will celebrate its 239th Independence Day. On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence. Two days later on July 4, its delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence, drafted by Thomas Jefferson, and declared the 13 American colonies independent states and no longer a part of the British Empire.
Have you done a timeline for your family to see where they were living and what they were doing during this time period? If not, well pop a fire cracker and get busy !!
From a 1907 newspaper article: Of the twenty-six men who have been President of the United States, three have died on the Fourth of July.
And another peculiar thing is that John Adams, aged ninety, our second president, and Thomas Jefferson, aged eighty-three, the third, both died on the same day, July 4, 1826. The former at Quincy, Mass and the latter at his famous home, Monticello, VA. James Monroe completes the trio of chief executives who were patriotic even in the case of their death. He died July 4, 1831, at the age of seventy-three, in New York City.
In all, seven of the twenty-six presidents who have ruled our destiny died during July.
We invite you to come celebrate and explore the craft of genealogy with us. Hurdle brick walls with us, document your family history with us, and cry on each other's shoulder when we discover yet another burned courthouse. Share and elebrate new discoveries with us.
They say it takes a village to "yada yada yada" and NTGA members are a village of fun, caring, enthusiastic folks who love genealogy.
Circle the wagons with us, come hear the band !! Shoot a bottle rocket :)
We meet at the Museum of North Texas History, 720 Indiana, Wichita Falls, Texas on the First Thursday of each month (except July) at 7:00 PM. Socializing begins at 6:30 PM. VISITORS ARE WELCOME!
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If you need research for an obituary that may have been printed in the Wichita Falls, Texas newspapers, the Wichita Falls Public Library offers that service. Here is the information on their website - http://wfpl.net/webformobituary-request-form