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Major Peter Jaquett

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, June 5, 2021
1. Major Peter Jaquett Marker
Inscription.  
Sacred to the memory of
Major Peter Jaquett,
a distinguished officer of the Revolution Army, who died at his residence, Long Hook Farm, near this city, September 13th, A.D. 1834, in the 80th year of his age, having been born on the 6th of April, 1755. On the fourth of January, 1776, he joined the Delaware Regiment and until April, 1780, he was in every general engagement under Washington which took place in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and the Eastern States. He was then ordered to join the Southern Army under General Gates and with the brave DeKalb he was in the Battle of Camden, of the 16th of August, in which the Delaware Regiment, consisting of eight companies, was reduced to two only of ninety-six men each, the command of which devolved upon his brave comrade Kirkwood and himself, as the oldest officers left of this gallant band. He was also in the Battle of Guilford Court House, the Second Battle of Camden and in the Battle of Eutaw Springs. He assisted in the siege of '96 and capture of the village of that name, and was also in every action and skirmish under General Green, in whose army he
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By Devry Becker Jones, June 5, 2021
2. Jaquett's grave
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remained until the capture of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown. He returned to his native state in 1782 and in 1794 married Eliza P. Price, daughter of Elisha Price of Chester PA and as a farmer he lived upon his paternal estate until his death, the brave and honored soldier, the kind and obliging neighbor and friend.

Beneath this stone also repose the remains of
Eliza P. Jaquett,
wife of Major Peter Jaquett,
who was born November 25th 1769 and died May 5th 1834. She was an affectionate and devoted wife, a kind and humane mistress and a warm and untiring friend. In early life she became a regular member of the Episcopal Church to which and its ordinances she always remained devotedly attached, trusting to her Saviour alone for pardon and forgiveness and in His gracious promises for the hope of a blessed immortality.

Hear what the voice from heaven declares
to those in Christ who die released from all their cares
They reign with him on high.

 
Erected by Delaware State Society of the Cincinnati.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1776.
 
Location. 39° 44.283′ N, 75° 32.433′ 
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By Devry Becker Jones, June 5, 2021
3. Nearby plaque
W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Church Street and Curlett Street. Located within the Old Swedes Church Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 606 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); South Portico (a few steps from this marker); Graffiti Doors (a few steps from this marker); Christiern and Maria Brynberg (within shouting distance of this marker); Bayard Plot (within shouting distance of this marker); Judge Ignatius C. Grubb (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Springer (within shouting distance of this marker); Garesche, Bauduy, Deschappelle Families (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
Also see . . .  Old Swedes Church & Burial Grounds. Old Swedes Foundation (Submitted on May 23, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 995 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 7, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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