stonum: September 2019 E-Newsletter - 08/27/19 12:05 PM
The biggest news I have for Delaware historic home lovers is that Stonum, the country home of George Read, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, is now on the market. We already have had some public attention from the local newspaper, and two TV stations. We have also been fortunate to have visits from both the staff of the George Read II house museum and the New Castle Historical Society, as well as the University of Delaware CHAD. Everyone has contributed their observations about how some of the features in the home may have been changed or moved and have … (2 comments)

stonum: Famous for Stonum, his country home, and his shoe buckles - 08/26/19 01:47 PM
How was George Read, Delaware Signer of the Declaration of Independence, able to spend so much time away from his family?  Firstly, he was the son of John and Mary (Howell) Read. George's father John was born in Dubin, Ireland, the son of an Englishman of large fortune. He owned a property in Cecil County, Maryland that George Read could have inherited but that he turned down in favor of his brothers.
This inheritance allowed Read to build a home on the Delaware River and one mile south, Stonum, his country home and farm outside of New Castle, Delaware. This property … (1 comments)

stonum: New Castle and Stonum Have Long History in Delaware - 08/16/19 10:40 AM
Although Stonum,  the home on the Delaware River and begun in 1730 became the "Country Home" of George Read, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, it's location on the waterfront had its highs and lows. The National Register information on Stonum says of this property bordered on the River by a marsh, "After the second breach of his embankment (in 1789), he sold "Stonum," and counselled his sons never to buy marsh. "
Although the property is a half acre now, it was part of a much larger plot which was George Read's farm. It was noted as having a new barn … (0 comments)

stonum: Stonum, a National Historic Landmark Awaits New Owner - 08/15/19 11:08 AM
Visitors to the historic town of Old New Castle in Delaware admire the many historic homes in this deed protected area. They visit the shops with artwork, gifts, antique books and tidy small restaurants. But very few visitors know about Stonum,  a home just a  one mile walk away which was the mid-eighteenth century home of George Read I, one of Delaware's three Signers of the Declaration of Independence.
Many years ago, I worked as a museum guide at the George Read II House, the c 1800 home of the son of The Signer in Old New Castle. A grand Federal style home, … (4 comments)

stonum: Did George Washington Sleep Here? - 08/09/19 10:51 AM
According to letters in the Read family archives, George Read I, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, was known to dine with George Washington in Philadelphia. And, according to records of the Society of the Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, Read's home on The Strand in New Castle, Delaware, is known as a place where George Washington and many of the native and foreign Revolutionary generals and all foremost statesmen of the republic slept under its roof and enjoyed the hospitality of its owners.  Although the original house was lost to fire, the signer’s son George II … (3 comments)

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