Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery

Snowy first day of Spring at Wilmington and Brandywine

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Snowy first day of Spring at Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, March 20, 2015.
Snowy first day of Spring at Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, March 20, 2015.

This past Winter was semi-brutal. I’d say brutal, but to be honest, last year was worse, and, well, I still have nightmares about the Winter of 1996 when the snow in January was deeper than my inseam. Read the rest of this entry »

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The colorful life and mundane death of Col. James Hemphill-Jones

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Since it’s the birthday of the Marine Corps, and the eve of Veterans Day, I thought the story of this interesting Delaware veteran would be appropriate.

 

Tucked away in the middle of Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery is the grave of Marine hero and Delaware native Col. James Hemphill Jones. His life story — and the headstone marking his burial place — are pretty remarkable. Read the rest of this entry »

The three burials of Gunning Bedford Jr.

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Gunning Bedford Jr.'s new resting place at Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery. (DDD photo)
Gunning Bedford Jr.’s new resting place at Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery. (DDD photo)

Lombardy Hall, tucked away on Rt. 202 in Brandywine Hundred, is the former home of Gunning Bedford Jr., framer of the Constitution and Delaware’s first attorney general.

His historic home overlooks the graves of over 3,000 people – except for one: The grave of Gunning Bedford Jr. Read the rest of this entry »