James Josiah

Sir Francis Drake said, “It’s not that life ashore is distasteful to me, but life at sea is better.” After 35 years as a mariner, James Josiah would concur. He…

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William Rogers

A section of Mount Moriah Cemetery was purchased by the First Baptist Church (FBC) of Philadelphia in 1859 because they wanted to relocate the burial ground from their former property…

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Henry Holcombe

Born in Virginia, Henry’s parents moved when he was young to South Carolina. As a teenager he witnessed the birth of the new nation and wanted to be a part…

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Thomas Johnson

John Lundevig and Ingeborg Nielsdir were married in Mandal, Vest-Agder, Norway and had a son named Oley. He changed his name to Thomas Johnson when he came to America in…

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Samuel Miles

This man was not considered one of the country’s founding fathers but he could at least be considered a founding “cousin.” While not involved directly as a signer of famous…

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Benjamin Loxley

Benjamin Loxley was a builder and developer by trade, but he also helped build the new nation through the fight for independence and constructing the meeting places of the new…

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John Ashmead

Newspaper clipping about Captain John Ashmead

The Ashmead family came from Cheltenham, England in 1682 and settled in what is now Cheltenham in Montgomery County, PA. John Ashmead was born in Germantown, PA, the son of…

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Known Revolutionary War Veterans

Chaplain William Rogers, DD – 1751-1824, Chaplain in BG Samuel Miles Pennsylvania Rifles Regiment. Buried in First Baptist Church Plot, Section 112. Source: SAR, Philadelphia Continental Chapter web site. Chaplain Henry Holcombe,…

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