Old Swedes Churchyard Walking Tour
The Stidhams were another prominent family in the early days of the New Sweden Colony and Old Swedes.
Dr. Tymen Stidham arrived on the fourth voyage of Kalmar Nyckel. He was the the first physician in this area. Much of the success and health of the New Sweden Colony was due to his strict enforcement of sanitary measures. He also ran the first mill on the Brandywine.
Rev. Joseph Stidham fought in the Revolutionary War and was later Coroner and Sheriff of New Castle County. There are four Stidham Revolutionary War veterans buried here at Old Swedes.
Erected by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America of the State of Delaware. (Marker Number 7.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era • Science & Medicine • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the The Colonial Dames of America, National Society of series list.
Location. 39° 44.314′ N, 75°
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Iron Letters on the Church (here, next to this marker); "M. B." Stone (here, next to this marker); Brinckle Family (a few steps from this marker); Charles Springer (a few steps from this marker); Burr Family Vault (a few steps from this marker); Maj. Gen. James H. Wilson (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of John Hendrickson, Sr. (a few steps from this marker); Hendrickson House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 6, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.