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Bennett, Caleb Prew b. November 11, 1758 d. May 9, 1836 Governor of Delaware and Soldier. He was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Prew Wiley Bennett who moved to Delaware when he was three years old. He was the grandnephew of Daniel Boone. In 1775 he enlisted as a 17 year old in the Continental Army and during the Revolutionary War saw action at the battles of Valley Forge, Staten Island, Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth, Camden, and the siege of Yorktown. He advanced to the rank of lieutenant and was wounded three times. After the 1st Delaware...[Read More] (Bio by: Tom Todd) Friends Meeting House Burial Ground, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Dickinson, John b. November 8, 1732 d. February 14, 1808 Continental Congressman, Revolutionary War Militia Brigadier General, United States Constitution Signer. In history he has become popularly referred to as the "Penman of the Revolution" for his articles titled "Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania" and "Declaration of the Causes of Taking Up Arms." He served as a member of the Assembly of the "Lower Counties," as Delaware was then called, in 1760, and served in the Pennsylvania State Assembly from 1762 through 1764. In 1765 served as a...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Pickett) Friends Meeting House Burial Ground, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Garrett, Thomas b. August 21, 1789 d. January 25, 1871 Social Reformer. He served as one of the "Station Masters" on the Underground Railroad during the mid-1800's. Along with Harriet Tubman, he was responsible for the escape of hundreds of slaves to freedom. In 1848, Thomas Garrett and a fellow abolitionist John Hunn were tried and convicted in the New Castle Delaware Courthouse by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger B. Taney for aiding in the escape of the Hawkins family, who had been slaves in Maryland. Both men were given considerable fines...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Pickett) Friends Meeting House Burial Ground, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA