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  Past Governor Caesar Rodney
Caesar Rodney, the subject of this biography, was born the son of Caesar & Elizabeth Crawford Rodney on October 7, 1728 on the family farm in East Dover Hundred, Kent County, Delaware.
Caesar Rodney senior died in 1745 leaving his oldest son the duties of being the man of the farm when he was only 17 years old.
Rodney was again elected to the Continental Congress in 1782 and 1783 but he was unable to serve due to his poor health.
www.russpickett.com /history/rodnbio.htm   (1756 words)

  
  Caesar Rodney
Caesar Rodney was born in Dover, Delaware, on October 7, 1728.
Rodney was elected the first president of Delaware and was responsible for keeping the militia loyal and efficient.
Rodney died at his farm, Poplar Grove, on June 26, 1784.
www.aoc.gov /cc/art/nsh/rodney.cfm   (145 words)

  
 Book examines Delaware patriot's life and times
"Caesar Rodney was a courageous man, balanced in his reactions, firm in his convictions but calm and not highly emotional, and trusted by all who knew him," she said.
Thomas also managed Caesar Rodney's lands and took care of his finances, and "the results were ultimately disastrous," according to the author.
In the early summer of 1776, Caesar, as chief executive of Delaware assembly and a brigadier general in the Delaware militia, was in Sussex County addressing Tory uprisings when the first vote of the Declaration of Independence took place, with McKean voting for and Read against in a tie for Delaware.
www.udel.edu /PR/UpDate/00/38/caesar.html   (711 words)

  
 Caesar Rodney
His grandfather, William Rodney (1652-1708), came from Bristol, England, to Philadelphia soon after William Penn had settled Pennsylvania, located at Lewes on the Delaware, where in 1689 he was elected sheriff of Sussex county, and removed to Dover, Kent County, Delaware, where he held local offices.
Rodney warmly supported a motion that the bill be so amended as to prohibit the importation of slaves into the province.
Rodney and his former colleagues were assigned the task of presenting the complaints of the freemen of Delaware to the sovereign.
www.caesarrodney.net   (1776 words)

  
 Caesar Rodney - MSN Encarta
Caesar Rodney (1728-1784), American patriot, born in Dover, Delaware.
Rodney was a delegate to the First Continental Congress and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
During the American Revolution, Rodney commanded the Delaware militia, attaining the rank of major general.
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 Colonial Hall: Biography of Caesar Rodney, Page 4
Rodney, in consequence of ill health, was obliged to relinquish his public duties, and seek medical advice in the city of Philadelphia.
Rodney was elected speaker of the house of representatives, an office which he continued to fill for several years.
Rodney was absent on a tour into the southern part of Delaware, having for his object to quiet the discontent which prevailed in that section of the country, and to prepare the minds of the people to a change of their government.
www.colonialhall.com /rodney/rodney4.php   (578 words)

  
 Collecting Delaware Books - Letters to and from Caesar Rodney, 1756 - 1784   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rodney is best known in popular culture for his 1776 overnight ride from Dover to Philadelphia, where he broke the tie in Delaware's delegation to the Continental Congress and voted for independence from Britain.
Rodney was born in 1728 in St. Jones Neck east of Dover.
Rodney was buried on his farm, and his grave was unmarked for about 100 years.
www.dca.net /jreid/cdb/rodneyletters.html   (527 words)

  
 Caesar Rodney
Caesar Rodney was born on his father's farm near Dover, Delaware, in October of 1728.
This was quite a distinction for a man twenty-two years of age and he apparently honored the distinction, for in succeeding years his official capacities grew to include registrar of wills, recorder of deeds, clerk of the orphan's court, and justice of the peace.
Rodney was a leading patriot in his colony, a member of the Stamp Act Congress in 1765, a formative member of the Delaware Committee of Correspondence, a military leader in the colonial militia, and a delegate to the Continental Congress from formation until 1777.
www.ushistory.org /declaration/signers/rodney.htm   (460 words)

  
 Caesar Rodney and Vincent Loockerman at the Biggs Museum of American Art
Rodney began his life of public service ten years later in 1755, when at age 27 he was appointed high sheriff of Kent County.
Rodney was at various times sheriff, justice of the peace, and ultimately a Justice on the colonial Supreme Court.
Today, Caesar Rodney is primarily remembered for his much celebrated ride to Philadelphia on the night of July 1-2, 1776 to cast his vote for independence.
www.biggsmuseum.org /cr.htm   (551 words)

  
 Caesar Rodney
His grandfather, William Rodney (1652-1708), came from Bristol, England, to Philadelphia soon after William Penn had settled Pennsylvania, located at Lewes on the Delaware, where in 1689 he was elected sheriff of Sussex county, and removed to Dover, Kent County, Delaware, where he held local offices.
Rodney warmly supported a motion that the bill be so amended as to prohibit the importation of slaves into the province.
Rodney and his former colleagues were assigned the task of presenting the complaints of the freemen of Delaware to the sovereign.
www.famousamericans.net /caesarrodney   (1198 words)

  
 Caesar Rodney, Signer of Declaration of Independence
Caesar Rodney is regarded as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America.
Caesar Rodney was born at Dover, in the Province of Delaware, in the year 1730.
Unambitious of public honors, and preferring the quiet of domestic life to the bustle and turmoil of the political field, he declined all offices that were tendered to him; and in the midst of agricultural pursuits he enriched his mind by study, and prepared his children for the duties of life.
www.adherents.com /people/pr/Caesar_Rodney.html   (411 words)

  
 Writer Townsend invents story about Caesar Rodney - Delaware Coast Press - delmarvanow.com
Townsend wanted to talk about Caesar Rodney and his famous ride to vote for the Declaration of Independence but a simple recitation of the facts of the well-known incident would do little to excite his listeners.
Although Rodney left the Continental Congress to help quell a Tory uprising in southern Delaware, he was most likely at his farm south of Dover when he received a dispatch urging him to return to Philadelphia as quickly as possible.
Rodney's dash to Philadelphia began well north of Lewes and any delays were caused by a severe thunderstorm that he encountered in northern Delaware.
www.delmarvanow.com /deweybeach/stories/20040707/796889.html   (827 words)

  
 Caesar Rodney Biography (Revolutionary War Figure) — FactMonster.com
Caesar Rodney signed the American Declaration of Independence and became one of Delaware's earliest heroes.
Rodney served as judge, militia general, delegate to the Continental Congress, speaker of the assembly, and in other assorted offices in Delaware before and after the American Revolution.
Caesar RODNEY - RODNEY, Caesar (1728—1784) RODNEY, Caesar, (brother of Thomas Rodney, uncle of Caesar...
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 University of Delaware: RODNEY FAMILY PAPERS
Caesar Augustus Rodney was the only son of Thomas and Elizabeth Rodney, and nephew of Caesar Rodney.
Mary Rodney was born in 1795 and was one of ten daughters born to Caesar Augustus and Susan Rodney.
Includes a list of public service appointments held by Thomas Rodney between 1770 and 1803 and a photocopy of a letter to Thomas from Samuel Magaw regarding the education and boarding of his son, Caesar Augustus Rodney and a letter written to an unknown recipient describing his travels.
www.lib.udel.edu /ud/spec/findaids/rodney.htm   (2273 words)

  
 American Memory from the Library of Congress - Browse by
Caesar A. Rodney to James Madison, September 18, 1807.
Caesar A. Rodney to James Madison, September 26, 1810.
Caesar A. Rodney to James Madison, September 27, 1810.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/collections/madison_papers/titleC.html   (622 words)

  
 Caesar Rodney
 Rodney appears to have gained most of his education at home as was often the case with planters' sons.
 At the age of forty-one, Rodney was chosen speaker of the assembly and was appointed to the Supreme Court.
 Rodney had ridden eighty miles through a rain swept night for his trip was urgent, his vote was needed desperately to break the deadlock in the Delaware delegation, as Thomas McKean and George Read were divided.
www.thedeclarationofindependence.org /CaesarRodney.net   (704 words)

  
 Colonial Hall: Biography of Caesar Rodney, Page 1
Caesar Rodney, the first of the delegation from Delaware, was a native of that state, and was born about the year 1730.
Soon after the settlement of Pennsylvania by William Penn, William Rodney, one of the descendants of this illustrious family removed to that province and after a short residence in Philadelphia, settled in Kent, a county upon the Delaware.
Rodney inherited from his father a large landed estate, which was entailed upon him, according to the usages of distinguished families at that day.
www.colonialhall.com /rodney/rodney.php   (451 words)

  
 National Park Service - Signers of the Declaration (Caesar Rodney)
Self-educated Caesar Rodney climbed to high State and National offices, but his military-political duties in Delaware spared him little time for the affairs of Congress.
Rodney was born in 1728 on his father's 800-acre plantation, Byfield, near Dover in Kent County.
This brought down the wrath of the Kent County conservatives on Rodney, who was not reelected to Congress nor to the legislature and not appointed to the State constitutional convention.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/declaration/bio40.htm   (625 words)

  
 Riders run right over the Vikings - Delaware Coast Press - delmarvanow.com
But Caesar Rodney was able to move to Cape's 25-yard line as the first quarter came to an end.
Caesar Rodney opened the second quarter by moving inside Henlopen's 10-yard line on a Reggie Millner run.
Coming out of halftime, Caesar Rodney seemed to go at the left side of Cape Henlopen's defense with zeal, running several plays over their next couple drives to the right side of the field.
www.delmarvanow.com /deweybeach/stories/20061101/2343883.html   (790 words)

  
 Past Governor Caesar Rodney
Caesar later wrote "Now one was either Tory or Whig; it was either dependence or independence".
On June 15, 1776 the Delaware Assembly, "with Rodney in the chair and McKean on the floor", voted to sever all ties with the Crown.
McKean and Rodney were in favor of independence and Read felt that it was too drastic of a move at this time.
www.state.de.us /facts/history/rodnbio.htm   (1620 words)

  
 The Delaware Quarter - The United States Mint
Caesar Rodney was a delegate to the Continental Congress.
Caesar Rodney received 948 of the 1,519 total votes.
Friday, June 12, 1998, the Caesar Rodney selection for the Delaware quarter was made public at a press briefing in Dover, DE.
www.usmint.gov /mint_programs/50sq_program/states/index.cfm?state=DE   (317 words)

  
 Order Sons of Italy in America. Caesar Rodney Lodge No. 2359 (Dover, Del.), Records
Records of the OSIA Caesar Rodney Lodge No. 2359 (Dover, DE) consist of correspondence and a scholarship ball booklet and Monte Carlo night flyer from the national lodge.
The Order Sons of Italy in America, Caesar Rodney Lodge No. 2359, was organized in Dover, DE; it was named after a local resident, part Italian, who was active in the American Revolution.
Caesar Rodney Lodge No. 2359 (Dover, Del.) collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.
www.ihrc.umn.edu /research/vitrage/all/om/ihrc3319.html   (186 words)

  
 Caesar Rodney - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Caesar Rodney - Search Results - MSN Encarta
A member of the Stamp Act Congress in New York City in 1765, he was elected...
Rodney, Caesar A. member of James Madison’s cabinet (table), member of Thomas Jefferson’s cabinet (table)
encarta.msn.com /Caesar_Rodney.html   (89 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Caesar Rodney's Ride: The Story of an American Patriot: Books: Jan Cheripko,Gary Lippincott   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Unfortunately, few facts about Rodney's life are presented, aside from a description of his cancerous wound and the surgery he underwent.
Caesar Rodney, though perhaps little known, is remarkable for his tenacity and courage.
It was July and the heat was oppressive, especially so for Rodney who kept half of his face covered by a green scarf to mask the open surgical wound left by the removal of a cancerous portion of his face.
www.amazon.com /Caesar-Rodneys-Ride-American-Patriot/dp/1590780655   (1000 words)

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