Peter Derrickson

11 May 1754–about 1819 (Age 64)
Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States

The Life of Peter

When Peter Derrickson was born on 11 May 1754, in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States, his father, Zacharias Derickson, was 41 and his mother, Sarah Sullivan, was 38. He married Catherine Sinnex in 1776, in Holy Trinity Church, New Castle, Delaware, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died about 1819, in New Castle, Delaware, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Marshallton, New Castle, Delaware, United States.

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Peter Derrickson
Catherine Sinnex
Marriage: 1776
Elizabeth Derrickson
Sara Hannah Derrickson
John A. Derrickson
Peter Derrickson
Thomas Derrickson
Ann Nancy Derrickson

Spouse and Children

Holy Trinity Church, New Castle, Delaware, United States


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World Events (7)

1764 · Western Boundary Surveyed

Age 10

In 1764, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon surveyed the western boundary of Delaware. This became part of the Mason-Dixon Line.

Age 22

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1777 · Battle of Cooch's Bridge

Age 23

The Battle of Cooch's Bridge took place on September 3, 1777. It was a battle between the Continental Army, American militia and German soldiers fighting with Britain. On the US side, twenty were killed and twenty were wounded. For Britain, three to thirty were killed and twenty to thirty were wounded. The battle was a British victory when they pushed the Americans back across the bridge.

Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Derrick .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Peter Derickson, "Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974"
  • Peter Derickson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Peter Dericksen in entry for Peter Dericksen, "Delaware Baptisms, 1697-1886"

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