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Dr Joseph Mechlin, Jr
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Birth: unknown
Death: Feb. 25, 1839
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

d Wed, 6th instant in NY City, eldest s/o Joseph MECHLIN, Esq, of this city; abt 10 yrs ago, appointed by Bd of Managers of American Colonization Society, colonial physician & on death of Dr RANDALL, rec'd his commission as Governor of the colony. In discharging the duties of that difficult station, his health became impaired, appearingly never regained health lost in African colony; returned to US, moved to Mobile, continuing to practice medicine; while rendering service to others "disease seized upon himself,"-- in hope of recovery, he started on a visit to his father's house in Washington DC, but died the day after his arrival in NY, before reaching home; surv include young wife... 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Mechlin (____ - 1839)
  Margaret Wright Mechlin (____ - 1853)
 
Burial:
Congressional Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Range I.W. #110
 
Created by: Bill Shrum
Record added: Jul 26, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39915239
Dr Joseph Mechlin, Jr
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