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

Grubb Family Burying Ground

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., March 23, 2017
1. Grubb Family Burying Ground Marker
Inscription.

In 1677, John Grubb (1652-1708) came from Stoke Climsland, Cornwall and settled on the Delaware River at "Grubb's Landing." He was one of the first Englishmen in Delaware.

John and his wife Francis raised nine children: Emanuel Grubb (1682-1767) a tanner in Brandywine Hundred, John Grubb Jr. (1684-1758) a farmer in Brandywine Hundred, Joseph Grubb (1685-1747) another Brandywine Hundred tanner, Charity (Grubb) Beeson (1687-1761), Phoebe (Grubb) Buffington (1690-1769), Samuel Grubb (1691-1760) a mason in East Bradford, Pa., Henry Grubb (1692-1771) a miller in Middletown, Pa., Nathaniel Grubb (1693-1760) a carpenter in Willistown, Pa., and Peter Grubb (1702-1754) an iron maker who established Cornwall, Pa.

In 1707, John purchased most of the land that is now Arden, Delaware for his son, John Grubb Jr. and the Grubb family farmed in this area for the next 230 years. John Grubb Jr.'s son, William Grubb (1713-1775) established this family burying ground around 1760.

In addition to William Grubb, family members known to be buried here are:

Adam Buckley (1696-1760) - William's uncle
Lydia (Hewes) Grubb (1719-1774) - William's wife
Samuel Grubb (1722-1769) - William's brother
Rebecca (Hewes) Grubb (1727-1769) - Samuel's wife
Mary (Grubb) Robinson (1745-1769) - William's daughter
Isaac Grubb (1749-1831)

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By William Fischer, Jr., March 23, 2017
2. Grubb Family Burying Ground and Marker
- Samuel's son
Beulah (Buckley) Pyle (1750-1794) - Adam Buckley's granddaughter
Margaret (Crawford) Grubb (1753-1825) - Isaac's wife
Charity Grubb (1758-1760) - William's daughter
Deborah (Grubb) Craig (1761-1791) - William's daughter
Rebecca (Grubb) Talley (1777-1836) - Isaac's daughter
 
Erected 2001 by the Grubb Family Association.
 
Location. 39° 48.611′ N, 75° 29.257′ W. Marker is in Arden, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Harvey (AKA Grubb) Road north of The Sweep, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19810, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Village of Arden (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Claymont High School (approx. 1.3 miles away); Grubb/Worth Mansion (approx. 1 miles away); Chester-Bethel United Methodist Church Veterans Memorial (approx. 1 miles away); Chester-Bethel United Methodist Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Mother Catherine Rosarii (approx. 1.6 miles away); Archmere (approx. 1.8 miles away); Claymont Stone School (approx. 1.8 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker is on the interior of the small burying ground's west stone wall, which is adjacent to the Village of Arden Memorial Garden.
 
Regarding Grubb Family Burying Ground. The contributor's wife, Sue, is an eighth great-granddaughter of John Grubb.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 120 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 4, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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