“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Old St. Mary Cemetery

Established 1759

Old St. Mary Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 23, 2015
1. Old St. Mary Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Follow the brick and cinder walkway to enter into the History of Philadelphia and these United States. Opened as a burial ground for Catholics, one can follow the progress of liberty and charity from those entombed here. The first burial appears to be the infant child, Ann White. Commodore Barry, the father of the American Navy and his family lie close to such illustrious patriots as Thomas Fitzsimons, a signer of the Constitution, Stephen Moylan, Gen. Washington’s aide-de-camp, the French Maj. General Phillippe du Cudrey, Matthew Carey, prominent publisher and pamphleteer, and the local soldier Emanual Holmes.

The cemetery also contains the remains of prominent Philadelphians, such as George Meade, Philadelphia cabinet makers Michael Bouvier and Anthony Quervelle, Postmaster General James Campbell, the Civil War Heroes Maj. Henry C. Wheland and Col. Charles Von Kusserow, children from St. Joseph’s Orphanage, the oldest Catholic Orphanage started in 1797, innumerable victims of the yellow fever plaques of the last decade of the 18th Century, American Military Personnel and foreign dignitaries such a Don Juan Bernabeu of Spain and Manuel Torres of Columbia. Discover their history.

Discover the lives of those who helped create and continue this great nation.
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Old St. Mary Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 23, 2015
2. Old St. Mary Cemetery Marker
B & D Foundation.
Location. 39° 56.745′ N, 75° 8.901′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on South 4th Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 252 South 4th Street, Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old St. Mary's (here, next to this marker); Manuel Torres (here, next to this marker); “The Place You Tread is Holy Ground-” (here, next to this marker); Honor the Immortal Dead (here, next to this marker); Old St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church (here, next to this marker); Barry (a few steps from this marker); Caspar Wistar (within shouting distance of this marker); Philosophić et Scientić Domus (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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