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

"K. C." and "B. C." Stones

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By Devry Becker Jones, June 5, 2021
1. "K. C." and "B. C." Stones Marker
Inscription.  
These are the earliest dated fieldstone markers in the churchyard. Along with the carved initials, 1726 is still visible.

The initials stand for Kathrina and Brita Cock, Swedish sisters who died from typhoid fever within two days of each other.
 
Erected by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America of the State of Delaware. (Marker Number 18.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionColonial EraWomen. 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 1726.
 
Location. 39° 44.307′ N, 75° 32.422′ 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. Charles Springer (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of John Hendrickson, Sr.

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By Devry Becker Jones, June 5, 2021
2. "K. C." and "B. C." Stones Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); Elizabeth Montgomery (a few steps from this marker); East Wall Letters (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); Garesche, Bauduy, Deschappelle Families (a few steps from this marker); Graffiti Doors (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 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
 
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Jun. 13, 2021