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Thomas McKean

 
 
Thomas McKean Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 14, 2011
1. Thomas McKean Marker
Inscription.
Signer of the Declaration
of Independence
Placed by
Descendants of the Signers of the
Declaration of Independence, Inc.

[ Grave Stone Inscription ]
McKean Family Vault
Beneath
this marble
are
the remains
of
Thomas McKean
One of the Signers
of the
Declaration of Independence,
President of Congress in 1781,
Chief Justice
and
Governor
of the
State of Pennsylvania.
Born March 19, 1734.
Died June 24, 1817.
and the descendants of his,
family.

 
Erected by Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, Inc.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence marker series.
 
Location. 40° 0.284′ N, 75° 11.394′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker can be reached from Ridge Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in Laurel Hill Cemetery section G, Lot 210. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19132, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Commodore Isaac Hull (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Thomson
McKean Family Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 14, 2011
2. McKean Family Grave Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); General Hugh Mercer (within shouting distance of this marker); Lieutenant Joseph Bonnell (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Laurel Hill Cemetery (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Laurel Hill Cemetery (about 700 feet away); Rear Admiral John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren (about 700 feet away); Commercial Digital Computer Birthplace (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains the presidential seal along with the quote from the Declaration of Independence, “We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.”
 
Also see . . .
1. Thomas McKean. Biography of Thomas McKean from Signers of the Declaration of Independence website. (Submitted on March 21, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Thomas McKean at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNotable Persons
 
Marker in Laurel Hill Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 14, 2011
3. Marker in Laurel Hill Cemetery
Thomas McKean was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation, Delaware delegate to the Continental Congress and President in 1781, 2nd Governor of Pennsylvania, and a member of the Constitutional Convention.
Thomas McKean Grave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 14, 2011
4. Thomas McKean Grave
 
 
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