Christ Church Burial Ground

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By boothy443 @ 2007-07-26 21:06:46
Burial Grounds for the nearby Christ Church, among those interred are:

*Benjamin Franklin
*Commodore William Bainbridge - Fought the English, the French, and the Barbary pirates. Was captured by Barbary pirates of Tripoli, held prisoner for 19 months until ransomed by President Jefferson.
*Charles Biddle - President of the Second Bank of the United States and first editor of the Lewis and Clark journals.
*James Biddle - Took possession of the Oregon territory for the U.S., negotiated the first U.S. treaty with China, in 1846.
*Dr. Thomas Bond - Founded Pennsylvania Hospital (the oldes in the United States) along with Benjamin Franklin.
*John Dunlap - Printer of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
*Joseph Hewes - Signer of the Declaration of Independence from North Carolina.
*Francis Hopkinson - Signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Jersey. He was the first graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
*Dr. Philip Syng Physick - "Father of American Surgery."
*George Ross - Signer of the Declaration of Independence.
*Dr. Benjamin Rush - Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Rush is known as both "The Father of American Medicine" and "The Father of American Psychiatry."
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@ 2013-09-05 19:55:27
I loved my second visit here September 5, 2011. I identified the graves of several signers of the Declaration of Independence. Naturally, I visited Franklin's Grave and that of his family and descendants. There are many Revolutionary War patriots here as well. This is one of my favorite sites to visit. Thanks for posting this map!