Henry B. Joshlin

Henry is said to have been born in Albany, New York. His name is mentioned in an order book kept by General James Wilkinson, senior officer of the U.S. Army,…

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Jesse Duncan Elliott

Several generations of the Elliott family, whose roots were in Ireland, contributed to the defense of America. Jesse was one of two sons of Robert Elliott, an officer during the…

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Native American Sailors

These two Native Americans served in the U.S. Navy in the 19th Century and are buried here at Mount Moriah Cemetery. Both sailors have new “replica style” replacement grave markers,…

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James Ferguson

Pieces of James Ferguson's broken headstone

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…

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Jeremiah Miller

Jeremiah Miller was born in Kennebunk, Maine but his date of birth has been given as either 1764, 1773, or 1774. He went to see at age 11 as a…

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John Kidd Murphy

Some people say life begins at 65, but for John Kidd Murphy, that’s when he enlisted in the army. Philadelphia-born in 1796, he was one of a very few who…

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African American Sailors

African American Sailors monument at Mount Moriah Cemetery

These eight African American Navy veterans from the 19th Century are buried at Mount Moriah Cemetery.¬†Finding biographical information on these sailors has been difficult. If you’re a descendent of one…

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