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