Thursday, June 20, 2013

Delaware People of Note

Description: Delawareans Of Note
Date: October 20 1912

Newspaper published in: Philadelphia

Source: newspaper archives

Page/Column: Down in Delaware

Brandywine, Delaware October 19, 1912

The one hundredth anniversary of the victory of the American sloop of war, Wasp, over the British warship, Frolic, on October 18, 1812, was held here by the Delaware Society of Daughters of The War of 1812. The event is especially interesting for the reason that Commodore Jacob Jones, st that time Captain, was in command of the Wasp, was a native Delawarean, and the victory was due to his bravery. The celebration was held at the New Century Club which is located one block from the Brandywine Cemetery where Commodore Jones is buried. An address was delivered by Judge Henry C. Conrad, of Georgetown, judge of the Delaware Supreme Court, also a leading authority of Historic Matters in this State. Archdeacon C. H. B. Turner, of Lewes also spoke.

Monday, June 10, 2013

The Rehoboth Beacon new edit
Contributed by Harrison

Description: October 1872 - The Beginning of Rehoboth Beach
Date: July 1873

Newspaper published in: Rehoboth Beach, Near Lewes, Delaware

Source: My Own Collection

On October 10. 1872 , Revds., R. W. Todd, , L. C. Matlock, D.D., E. Stubs, J. B. Quigg and H. M. Rile, Esq., all of Wilmington; Rev. T. L. Poulsen and J. D. Robinson Esq., of Baltimore; together with the Rev. W. M. Warner, T. E. Records and S. P. Houston, Esqrs., of Lewes visited the grounds, carefully examining the same with a view to a determination of the question of their fitness for the purposes designed. That evening a meeting of the gentlemen above, and a few others, was held at the residence of Mr. Warner in Lewes, where, after consultation, the unanimous conclusion was reached that the location was adapted to the purpose of a sea side resort. A committee consisting of Rev. W. M. Warner, T. E. Records, S. P. Houston, and E. J. Morris, was appointed to negotiate for the purchase of the property. also at this meeting twenty some shares were subscribed and proper measures were taken to organize the Association. The third day of November following, contracts for the purchase of two tracts of land belonging to Lorenzo D. Martin and John Marsh , were drawn up and executed. The Rev. Robert W. Todd of Wilmington and Hon. Robert J. Jump, of Denton, furnished the money to confirm the sale.

Note: The Rehoboth Beacon was published by the Rehoboth Beach Camp Meeting Association of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The above issue was Vol 1 - No.1, July 1873
The Sun new edit
Contributed by Harrison

Description: Civil War On The Nanticoke / Two Dorchester Schooners Captured.
Date: July 26 1861

Newspaper published in: Baltinore

Source: newspaper archives

Capture of Two Schooners on the Nanticoke - July 26, 1861 :

This papers had mentioned a few days ago the the steamer Yankee had brought to the city of Washington two prize vessels, seized on the Nanticoke river. Both vessels belonged to Capt. Atwood Johnson of Lakes District, Dorchester County, Maryland. Following particulars of the seizure came to us from the Cambridge Democrat newspaper.
" The vessels loaded in April last, one at Baltimore with assorted cargo, the other at Philadelphia with iron, and on the 20th of that month started in company from Baltimore, with one "Brunette" for Portsmouth, Petersburg and Richmond, the other with "Ringdove" for Richmond. They arrived off Fortress Monroe the same day as the 'blockade' commenced, where the papers of the "Ringdove" were endorsed and all boats were ordered off. The vessels returned to Lakes Cove, anchored near Capt. Johnson's residence where the "Ringdove" terminated and the "Brunette" returned to Baltimore to 'land' her cargo. Upon the return of the ships they sailed up the Nanticoke River as far as "Bacon Quarter" to prevent water worm damage to their bottoms where the "Yankee" found them and took them to Washington."
Such are the facts given us by Capt. Johnson and from these facts there can be no violations of law made. There were no smuggled good on board, the made no attempt to run the blockade, they have in no degree or instance attempted to give aid or comfort to the Virginians, but yet they were torn from their moorings, hawsers cut and thrown overboard, towed to Washington, held on some plea unknown to the owner, but groundless, as the facts show.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Inquirer new edit
Contributed by Harrison

Description: 1915 Service At Prince George Episcopal Church Dagsboro, Delaware
Date: June 21 1915

Newspaper published in: PHILADELPHIA

Source: newspaper archives

Page/Column: Sussex County Snapshots

Dagsboro, Delaware - June 21, 1915 :

Hundreds were present and listened to Right Rev. Frederick J. Kinsman, Bishop of Delaware, yesterday, in his annual address and sermon to Prince George Episcopal Church congregation a mile East of Dagsboro. The Bishop was assisted by Rev. G. R. Wells of St. Mark's of Millsboro, and Rev. S. R. VanLoan of St. Paul's of Georgetown.
The church was erected in 1771 when it was in Somerset, Maryland.
It was attended by General Dagsworthy who at the time was the senior officer of the Colonial Troops, later to be taken over by General George Washington.
Dagsworthy remains now lie in the Prince George churchyard where a handsome monument marks his resting place. The old church is kept in good repair but is only used once each year for an annual service.