Born 1756 on farm adjoining this church. Senior captain of Delaware Battalion of Continental Army after Battle of Camden, S.C., 1780. Distinguished throughout Revolution for undaunted bravery and devotion to cause of liberty. Brevetted major 1783. Killed in battle with Indians 1791 near Fort Recovery, Ohio, his thirty-third engagement.

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LOCATION: DE 2, Lincoln Highway - North side of Highway adjoining cemetery - White Clay Creek Church, eleven miles west of Wilmington.