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Society Hill in Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Commodore John Barry

 
 
Commodore John Barry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 13, 2023
1. Commodore John Barry Marker
Inscription.  
Let the Patriot, the Soldier and the Christian who visits these mansions of the dead view this monument with respect. Beneath it are interred the remains of
Commodore John Barry
Father of the American Navy.
He was born in the County of Wexford in Ireland but America the object of his patriotism and the theatre of his usefulness. In the Revolutionary War, which established the Independence of the United States, he bore an early and active part as a Captain in their Navy and after became its Commander-in-Chief. He fought often and once bled in the cause of freedom. His habits of war did not lessen his virtues as a man, his piety as a Christian, nor his practice as a Roman Catholic. He was gentle, kind and just in private life, was not less beloved by his family and friends than by his grateful country. The number and objects of his charities will be known only at that time when his dust shall be reanimated and when he who sees in secret shall reward openly.

In the full belief in the doctrines of the Gospel He peacefully resigned his soul into the arms of his Redeemer on the 13th of September,
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1803, in the 59th year of his age.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesImmigrationPatriots & PatriotismWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is September 13, 1803.
 
Location. 39° 56.743′ N, 75° 8.935′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. It is in Society Hill. Memorial can be reached from South 4th Street just south of Locust Street, on the right when traveling south. The marker can be found in Old St. Mary's Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 242 S 4th St, Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stephen Moylan (here, next to this marker); Thomas Fitzsimons (here, next to this marker); Right Reverend Michael Francis Egan, D.D. (here, next to this marker); Roger Keane (here, next to this marker); George Meade (here, next to this marker); Matthew Carey (here, next to this marker); Oldest Legible Tombstone In The Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Col. Charles Von Kusserow, (Oct. 3, 1832 - Feb. 3, 1879) (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Commodore John Barry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 13, 2023
2. Commodore John Barry Marker
Plaque naming additional interments in the vault image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 13, 2023
3. Plaque naming additional interments in the vault
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2023, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2023, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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