Statesman, Soldier and Patriot. Member of Stamp Act Congress and of First and Second Continental Congresses. Signer of Declaration of Independence. Member and Speaker of Colonial Assembly of “Three Lower Counties on Delaware.” Member of Council of Safety, Major-General of Delaware Militia, and President (Governor) of Delaware during American Revolution. Born 1728, died 1784. Buried on his farm, “Poplar Grove.” Re-interred in Christ Church Yard 1887.
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LOCATION: South-East Corner of the intersection of S State St. and E Water St..