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December 7, 1787
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Ratifiers of The U.S. Constitution, New Castle County

Gunning Bedford, Senior (1742-1797), a lawyer of New Castle Hundred, served in the House of Assembly in 1784, 1785 and 1786. In 1775 he was a Major in the Continental Army and in 1776 he became a Lieutenant-Colonel in Colonel John Haslet’s Regiment. In 1777 he served as the prothonotary of New Castle County. From […]

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Delaware Ratifiers of The U.S. Constitution, Kent County

Nicholas Ridgely (1762-1830), a Dover lawyer, at the age of 25 became a member of the Delaware convention that ratified the federal constitution in 1787. In 1791 he was a member of the state constitutional convention. Frequently he served in the General Assembly. After serving as Attorney-General for ten years, in 1801 he became Chancellor. […]

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Delaware Ratifiers of The U.S. Constitution, Sussex County

John Ingram (d. 1798), a farmer and mill owner of Broadkill Hundred, was a member of the Delaware convention that ratified the federal constitution in 1787. A well-to-do farmer, his property was assessed at L16 in 1788, and the inventory of his possessions totaled £855 in 1798. He served as a trustee of the poor […]

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Teacher Resources

Delaware Day is a perfect opportunity for educators to explore Delaware’s signing of the Constitution and other related history. We’ve provided a series of materials and resources for teachers below. If you would have a lesson plan or other material you’d like to contribute, please contact us.   Downloads Why is Delaware Called “The First […]

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Delaware Signers and Ratifiers of the U.S. Constitution

Delaware Signers of the U.S. Constitution Name Born Died George Read 9/18/1733 9/21/1798 Gunning Bedford,Jr. 1747 3/30/1812 John Dickinson 11/13/1732 2/14/1808 Richard Bassett 11/13/1732 2/14/1808 Jacob Broom 1752 4/25/1810   Delaware Ratifiers of The U.S. Constitution (Sussex County) Name Born Died John Ingram Unknown 1798 John Jones Unknown 1798 Will Moore Unknown 1821 William Hall […]

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