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By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
Old St. Mary's Church
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — “The Place You Tread is Holy Ground-”
In this church on the 4th of July 1779 was held the first public - religious commemoration of the Declaration of Independence. Attendance at the Holy Mass, then sung, was The Continental Congress, The President and official head of the new . . . — Map (db m9113) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Barry
In memory of John Barry Father of the American Navy Born in Co. Wexford Ireland March 25, 1745 First captain of the first ship owned by the Continental Congress. Continuous in his service during the entire period of the Revolution. Supreme . . . — Map (db m9117) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Commodore John Barry1745 - 1803
Father of the American Navy — Map (db m9136) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Don Juan Bautista Bernabeu
Commander / of the Royal American Order / of Isabella, the Catholic / Assistant Quarter-Master of the Navy / and Consul General of Spain / in the U.S.A. / He was born in Alicante in MDCCLXXI / and died in Philadelphia / on September 3, A.D. 1834. — Map (db m9135) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — General Stephen MoylanAmerican Patriot
1734 ----1811 Erected by Stephen Moylan General Assembly Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Woodhaven, N.Y. — Map (db m9137) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Honor the Immortal Dead
In the grave-yard adjoining this church are buried Commodore John Barry Father of the American Navy. He was chosen by the Continental Congress to command the first warship owned by the colonies and he fought the last naval battle of the . . . — Map (db m9116) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Manuel Torres1764–1822
In Memory of Manuel Torres, 1764–1822. As minister of the Republic of Columbia He was the first Latin American Diplomatic representative in the United States of America Tribute from the Government of Colombia and from Philadelphia . . . — Map (db m9112) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Mathew Carey, Publisher
Once the Resting Place of Mathew Carey, Publisher Born - Jan. 28 1760 Dublin, Ireland Died - Sept. 16, 1839 Phila. Printed first Catholic bible in America, 1790 — Map (db m9139) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Old St. Mary's1763
Old St. Mary's church was the most important Catholic church during the American Revolution and the early years of the nation. Built in 1763, when St. Joseph's became too small to accommodate the Catholic population of the city, the church was . . . — Map (db m9111) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Thomas Fitzsimons
Signer of the Constitution of the United States of America Deputy from Pennsylvania to Federal Constitutional Convention May 25, 1787 - September 17, 1787 — Map (db m9138) HM

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