St. Paul's Catholic Church Burial Ground
A burial ground for early parishioners and clergy of St. Paul's Catholic Church was located on this site during the nineteenth century. Among those buried here were:
Patrick Robertson, who bequeathed the funds to purchase this property in 1810 and construct the first St. Paul's; Rosalie and Bartholomew Accinelli, founding members of this congregation; Antonio Sylvestre Bilisoli, a founding member of this congregation who fought during the American Revolution; Rev. Francis Devlin, pastor from 1844 to 1855, who died ministering to the citizens of Portsmouth during the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1855; and Rev. Joseph Plunkett, pastor from 1855 to 1870 and during the construction of the fourth St. Paul's.
Erected by St. Paul's Catholic Church.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Science & Medicine • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 36° 50.142′ N, 76° 18.223′ W. Marker is in Olde Towne in Portsmouth, Virginia
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church (here, next to this marker); Priests Who Died In Their Service Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Rev. Francis Devlin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Saint Paul's School (about 300 feet away); Monumental Methodist Church (about 400 feet away); Arnold's British Defenses, 1781 (about 400 feet away); St. John's Church (about 500 feet away); The Commodore Theatre (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Olde Towne.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.