Charles Thomson was born in Gorteade, Ireland back in 1729 to John, sorry I do not have the name of his mother. After the death of his mother John moved the family to the American Colonies. During the trip John died at sea. He was cared for by a blacksmith in New Castle, Delaware.
Educated in New London, Pennsylvania by 1750 he was a tutor in Latin at the Philadelphia Academy. He served as secretary at the Treaty of Eason (1758). Allied with Benjamin Franklin, he became a leader of the Sons of Liberty, marrying the sister of Benjamin Harrison V. He died in 1824 in Pennsylvania at a young 94.
What you may not know about Charles is from 1774-1789 he was the secretary of the Continental Congress throughout its existence. You can thank him for recording the debates and decisions during those 15 years.
With the first draft of the Declaration of Independence is 1776, his name appeared on the published version of the document. He and William Barton designed the Great Seal of the United States.
Until tomorrow give everyone you meet today the gift of a smile.