Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Garesche, Bauduy, Deschappelle Families
— Old Swedes Churchyard Walking Tour —
These French families fled a slave insurrection in Santo Domingo in 1791 and relocated to Wilmington. Peter Bauduy helped convince his friend Éleuthère Irénée duPont to settle here, and was an early partner of duPont's.
Some members of these families fought in the War of 1812; some fought with Napoleon; and some fought in the U.S. Civil War.
Since these families were Catholic, and many churches would not allow them to be buried in their churchyards, a special section was set aside for them at Old Swedes.
Erected by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America of the State of Delaware. (Marker Number 15.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812. 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 1791.
Location. 39° 44.295′ N, 75° 32.416′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, 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. Mary Vining (a few steps from this marker); South Portico (a few steps from this marker); Christiern and Maria Brynberg (a few steps from this marker); Charles Springer (a few steps from this marker); "K. C." and "B. C." Stones (a few steps from this marker); Graffiti Doors (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of John Hendrickson, Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); 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 November 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.