Charles Thomson

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

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.


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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray  another nice piece of history shared today....

Sep 12, 2018 03:32 AM #1
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Bet he wished shorthand had been invented!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Sep 12, 2018 04:24 AM #2
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning James Dray,

There are so many honorable men and woman who had a hand in the building of our great country. He recorded lots of documentation for us to look back over.

Sep 12, 2018 04:26 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. And now I know another famous Charlie! Thanks for the intro. Enjoy your day!

Sep 12, 2018 04:29 AM #4
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

A real piece of history.

Sep 12, 2018 05:56 AM #5
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Another interesting bit of history for our country and I would have never known.

Sep 12, 2018 07:19 AM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. This is a great and enlightening post. Thanks for the information.

Sep 12, 2018 08:17 AM #7
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I could handle that as my legacy after I am gone. He did important work.

Sep 12, 2018 08:29 AM #8
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon James - I remember the name.  I love American history and I grew up in Philadelphia.

Sep 12, 2018 11:39 AM #9
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


what a wonderful story you shared with us today.  I learned something new today.  A

Sep 12, 2018 12:23 PM #10
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Well that was really interesting James!!  Thanks for enlightening us once again.

Sep 12, 2018 12:30 PM #11
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I find many tidbits of information each day that I had no clue about James...

Sep 12, 2018 01:58 PM #12
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James,  I get into the important of the document for our company and the time it took to get it for everyone to sign.

Sep 12, 2018 04:00 PM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- I wonder if any of us could name all of the signers of the Declaration?

Sep 12, 2018 04:55 PM #14
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James, this post should be mandatory reading for every student in class as well as every person who lives in this country, just my two cents, Endre

Sep 12, 2018 09:52 PM #15
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James

I always enjoy these stories and history lessons, sometimes even more when it's not a name I have heard.


Sep 13, 2018 02:51 PM #16
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