GUNNING BEDFORD HOUSE
Built about 1760. Home of Gunning Bedford, Eleventh Governor of Delaware. Born 1742, Lieut-Col. In Haslet’s Delaware Regiment. Wounded in Battle of White Plains 1776. Presidential Elector 1788. Also home of Caleb P. Bennett, twenty-ninth Governor of Delaware. Born 1758. Served in Haslet’s and Hall’s Delaware Regiments. With Washington at Yorktown. Commanded forces at New Castle 1812. Great grandson of Daniel Boone. Later residence of Andrew C. Gray. Birthplace of George Gray, Lawyer, Statesmen and Judge.
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LOCATION: Near the intersection of The Strand and Delaware St., New Castle.