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The McDonoghs of Baltimore

 
 
The McDonoghs of Baltimore Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 26, 2008
1. The McDonoghs of Baltimore Marker
Inscription. Baltimoreans associated the name McDonogh with a well-known private school founded in 1873. Buried here are the parents of the school's founder, Irish natives John (1734-1809) and Elizabeth McDonogh (1747-1808).

John McDonogh, a brickmaker, took part in two events that shaped early American history: the French-Indian War (1754-1763) and American Revolution (1775-1783). Serving under George Washington in 1755, John witnessed the disastrous defeat of British General Edward Braddock near Fort Duquesne. In 1777, he fought at the Battle of Brandywine as part of Cox's Company of Baltimore soldiers. John later served with David Poe, Edgar A. Poe's grandfather, in another Baltimore company. At his death in 1809, a Baltimore newspaper called John McDonogh "a patriotic veteran."

John and Elizabeth's son, John, the school founder, was born on December 29, 1779 during the war's coldest winter. He died in New Orleans in 1850, but was reburied in Baltimore's Greenmount Cemetery in 1860. McDonogh's remains were later moved to the campus of the school that bears his name.
 
Location. 39° 17.411′ N, 76° 37.407′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Fayette Street and North Greene Street. Touch for map.
Marker with gravestones in background image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 26, 2008
2. Marker with gravestones in background
Marker is on the grounds of Westminster Hall and Burying Ground. Marker is at or near this postal address: 519 West Fayette Street, Baltimore MD 21201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 26 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John McDonogh (here, next to this marker); Westminster Church and Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Westminster Hall & Burying Ground: (a few steps from this marker); An 18th-Century Burying Ground (a few steps from this marker); Poe’s Baltimore (a few steps from this marker); “…a truly affectionate wife” (a few steps from this marker); A La Memorie D’Edgar Allan Poe (a few steps from this marker); Among the Illustrious Men (a few steps from this marker); A Monument to the Memory of Edgar Allan Poe (a few steps from this marker); The Sleep of Young Innocents (a few steps from this marker); Building Atop the Burying Ground (a few steps from this marker); Final Rest (within shouting distance
John McDonogh grave marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck
3. John McDonogh grave marker
of this marker); A Mother’s Grief (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gilmors (within shouting distance of this marker); A Swashbuckling Merchant (within shouting distance of this marker); Infusing Style and Sophistication: (within shouting distance of this marker); Fame, Fortune and Financial Scandal (within shouting distance of this marker); The Carriage Gates of Westminster Burying Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Monumental Lives (within shouting distance of this marker); Believe it or Not (within shouting distance of this marker); Dugan-Hollins Family Vault (within shouting distance of this marker); Among Family: Poe’s Original Burial Place (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Burial Place of Edgar Allan Poe (within shouting distance of this marker); James McHenry (within shouting distance of this marker); James McHenry, M.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); Bernard von Kapff
Marker location image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 26, 2008
4. Marker location
(within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,314 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 27, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
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