Life in Delaware colony was typical of the time, with a focus on giving residents room to practice their religions and living off the land. One of the original 13 colonies, Delaware was a Middle Colony and it existed between 1638 to 1776. The colony was founded by Peter Minuit and his companions, and many of the people inhabiting Delaware lived from agriculture and farming.
Delaware did not have a specific religion, allowing various denominations to practice their faith. The population was a mix of Quakers, Lutherans, Catholics and Jews. Local manufacture included iron ore and timber products. A large part of the population worked in agriculture, and Delaware exported large quantities of wheat to England. Typical farms in colonial Delaware consisted of a house, a yard, a barn and fields.