June 3, 2009

St. Mary's Church, Philadelphia Pennsylvania Records from 1788 online

The following genealogy records for St. Mary's Church, Philadelphia Pennsylvania are being transcribed by Olive Tree Genealogy volunteers.

St. Mary's, built in 1763, was the second Roman Catholic institution in Philadelphia. It was the site of the first public religious commemoration of the Declaration of Independence. Members of the Continental Congress attended services four times from 1777 to 1781. George Washington worshiped at St. Marys on at least two occasions. Puritan-born John Adams came too.

Pew Rentals St. Mary's Church, Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Introduction | List of Names - Pew Rents 8 Dec 1787 | List of Names - Pew Rents & Arrears 5 Nov. 1787 | List of Names - Pew Rents 24 June 1788 | Debts 24 June 1788 | Debts 8 Dec. 1788 | List of Names - Pew Rents 8 Dec. 1788 | Debts 24 June 1789 | List of Names - Pew Rents 24 June 1789 | Arrears on Pew Rents 8 Dec. 1789 | List of Names - Pew Rents 8 Dec. 1789 | Debts 24 June 1790 | List of Names - Pew Rents 24 June 1790 | Debts 8 Dec. 1790 | Money Due 24 June 1789 | Money Due 20 May 1790 | Debts May 1791 | Miscellaneous Notes | Additions & Corrections

Interments (Burials) in St. Mary's Church New Chapel Burying Ground

1788 | 1789 | 1790 | 1791 | 1792 | 1793 | 1794 | 1795 | 1796 | 1797 | 1798 | 1799 | 1800

St. Mary's Catholic Church cemetery includes the remains of Commodore John Barry, known as the "Father of the American Navy"; General Moylan, aid to George Washington; Thomas Fitzsimmons, a member of the Continental Congress who helped draft the United States Constitution; and Michael Bouvier, great-great-grandfather of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

This is an ongoing genealogy project and volunteers are needed to help with transcriptions

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