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Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bayard Plot

Old Swedes Churchyard Walking Tour

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, June 5, 2021
1. Bayard Plot Marker
Inscription.  
More than twenty Bayards are interred in this underground vault. They include four U.S. Senators: (1) James A. Bayard the Elder (1717-1815), a member of Congress, U.S. Senator, and a member of the Commission for the Treaty of Ghent in 1814; (2) Richard H. Bayard (1796-1868), a Senator, Chief Justice of Delaware, first mayor of Wilmington, and U.S. Minister to Belgium; (3) James A. Bayard the Younger (1799-1880), another Senator and U.S. District Attorney under Martin Van Buren; and (4) Thomas F. Bayard (1818-1898), a Senator, U.S. Secretary of State under Grover Cleveland, Ambassador to Great Britain in 1893, and U.S. District Attorney.

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Tracing their origins back to French Huguenots in the 1500s, the Bayards were among Wilmington's prominent families in the 1800s. Their line included five U.S. Senators.

 
Erected by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America of the State of Delaware.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites

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By Devry Becker Jones, June 5, 2021
2. Bayard Plot Marker
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Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the The Colonial Dames of America, National Society of series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1814.
 
Location. 39° 44.297′ N, 75° 32.441′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Church Street (U.S. 13) and East 7th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 612 N Church St, Wilmington DE 19801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Judge Ignatius C. Grubb (here, next to this marker); Graffiti Doors (a few steps from this marker); Charles Springer (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Charles Springer (a few steps from this marker); Christiern and Maria Brynberg (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of John Hendrickson, Sr. (a few steps from this marker); Major Peter Jaquett (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Major Peter Jaquett (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 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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