Captain John Ross

Captain John Ross Born 1729 in Tain, Ross-shire, Scotland, died age 71, 1800 in Philadelphia. Came to Philadelphia, age 36 and immediately established a successful mercantile business. John married Clementina…

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Lore of the Liberty Bell

On July 8, 1776, William Hurry rang the State House bell for an hour…summoning hundreds of curious to hear the Declaration of Independence publicly read for the first time.

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Jared Ingersoll

Jared Ingersoll was a delegate from Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress. He is one of seven Presbyterians who signed the U. S. Constitution.

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Charles Pettit

Made aide to Gov. William Franklin while serving as a Lt. Col. in N.J. Militia, Charles Pettit became New Jersey’s first Secretary of State.

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In-Ho Oh Remembered

In-Ho Oh’s memory remains a timeless instruction…to turn sorrow into Christian purpose. And that’s exactly the path his Korean parents followed…halfway around the world.

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In Memory of Ronn Shaffer

Known to many at Old Pine for the countless hours he spent researching more than 4,000 bodies buried at the Old Pine graveyard, Ronn Shaffer was a historian, a one-man band and a real gentleman.

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Daniel McKaraher

Around 1799, Daniel and Susanna McKaraher built the tavern which we know today as The Twisted Tail on 2nd Street. They are both buried in the Old Pine churchyard.

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Our Charley

Walking through the tranquil churchyard at 4th and Pine Streets one day, I looked down at a small flat white stone simply said: “Our Charley.”I wondered: Was this a child? A pet? Who was it?

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