James Ferguson (1789-1869) – Philadelphia U.S. Navy Sailmaster & Freemason

USS Constellation

Born: 1789 Died: July 22, 1869 James Ferguson was in the U. S. Navy all of his professional career which began in the early 1800s and lasted through the 1860s. He served in the War of 1812 and the Civil War. He was a …Read More

Victory at Sea: The US Navy’s First

Victory At Sea

Petty Officer Jerimiah Miller Naval 2, Row 12, Grave 21 GPS: 39.93652, -75.2401 Jerimiah Miller was born in Kennebunk, York County, Maine on March 27, 1764.  At the age of 11, Miller went to sea as Cabin Boy aboard the merchant brig Enterprize sailing …Read More

Col. John Kidd Murphy (1796-1876) – Soldier and Citizen From Philadelphia


Born: March 22, 1796 Died: February 10, 1876 Plot: Section 128, Plot 3 John Kidd Murphy was born in Philadelphia, and holds the distinction of serving his country in both the War of 1812 and the Civil War. He joined the War of 1812 at …Read More

African American Sailors

Naval Asylum 1-5-13

In honor of Black History Month, we’d like to recognize these African American sailors buried at Mount Moriah Cemetery. Finding biographical information on these sailors has proved tough. If you’re a descendent of one of these men or have biographical information available, please fill …Read More