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The McDonoghs of Baltimore

 
 
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Photographed 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.
 
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Colonial EraEducationSettlements & SettlersWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1840.
 
Location. 39° 17.411′ N, 76° 37.407′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. It is in University of Maryland. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Fayette Street and North Greene Street. Marker is on the grounds of Westminster Hall and Burying Ground. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 519 West Fayette Street, Baltimore MD 21201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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: Where Baltimore's History Rests in Peace (a few steps from this marker); Final Rest (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 with gravestones in background image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 26, 2008
2. Marker with gravestones in background
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); 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: The Influence of Maximilian Godefroy (within shouting distance of this marker); Fame, Fortune and Financial Scandal (within shouting distance of this marker); Rev. Patrick Allison (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
John McDonogh grave marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck
3. John McDonogh grave marker
(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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
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Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 26, 2008
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 26, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,518 times since then and 5 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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