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Joseph Mechlin, Sr
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Birth: unknown
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 25, 1839
District Of Columbia, USA

Obit pub 26 Feb 1839, Washington Daily National Intelligencer p3 DEATHS (excerpts):

JOSEPH MECHLIN, Esq, 68, -d Feb 25th AM; long suffered from asthma, then most violet attack ever occurred, when news came of son Dr Joseph Jr's death in New York on 02 Feb; funeral service on Wed, 27th at 11 AM from late home nr the West Market; had moved from Philadelphia to this city w/the General Gov't in 1800, faithfully & efficiently discharged the duties of the office of the 4th Auditor of US Gov'n; much esteemed as neighbor & friend; surv: include widow & chr

Joseph Sr originally bur in Public Vault at Congressional Cem, on 27 May 1840, moved to current location, no stone appears to remain among the old, worn stones.

Birth surname spelling was probably MECHLING, the spelling used by his Grandfather Jacob MECHLING of German speaking European country, arrived Philadelphia PA in 1728.

per MECHLIN/ MECHLING/ MACKLIN genea: Joseph was in the 1st grad class from West Point; in 1800, moved to Wash., DC, was the engineer that built Ft Washington; 1st auditor for Treasury Dept.
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  Margaret Wright Mechlin (____ - 1853)
  Joseph Mechlin (____ - 1839)*
*Calculated relationship
Congressional Cemetery
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Created by: Caral
Record added: Oct 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99214259
Joseph Mechlin, Sr
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