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Major Peter Jaquett

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By Devry Becker Jones, June 5, 2021
1. Major Peter Jaquett Marker
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Major Jaquett, a distinguished officer of the Delaware Militia in the American Revolution, was a participant in 32 of the war's battles and was twice wounded. He was by the side of both Colonel Haslet at Princeton and Baron De Kalb at Camden when they were mortally wounded. Following the war Major Jaquett returned to his boyhood home, Long Hook Farm (which was located west of today's Rt 13, approximately 1.1 mile south of the Christian River bridge).

During the War of 1812 he helped to organize the defenses of Wilmington. Afterward, he again returned to his Long Hook Farm where he resided until his death in 1834.

Many distinguished persons, including George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette, are said to have visited Jaquett's Long Hook Farm.

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Major Peter Jaquett (1754-1834) was born on Long Hook Farm, which had been in the family for many generations.

 
Erected by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America of the State of Delaware. (Marker Number 13.)
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, June 5, 2021
2. Major Peter Jaquett Marker
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lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary. 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 1812.
 
Location. 39° 44.286′ N, 75° 32.443′ 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. A different marker also named Major Peter Jaquett (a few steps from this marker); Bayard Plot (a few steps from this marker); Judge Ignatius C. Grubb (a few steps from this marker); Graffiti Doors (a few steps from this marker); Christiern and Maria Brynberg (within shouting distance of this marker); South Portico (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Springer (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Charles Springer (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 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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