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Marcia Burnes Van Ness
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Birth: May 9, 1782
Prince George's County
Maryland, USA
Death: Sep. 9, 1832
Washington City
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Marcia Burnes Van Ness was the wife of John Peter Van Ness & the daughter of David and Anne Wight Burnes. She inherited land from her father in 1799 that became the downtown area of DC, as her father inherited from his father. First woman to have a public funeral in DC.

The Gettysburg Times, March 14, 1955
Marcia Burns: The Story of Washington's First Belle and Hostess by Leighton C. Taylor,
Marcia Burns Van Ness died in 1832. Her husband [John Peter Van Ness] built a mausoleum for her at a cost of $30,000, modeled after the circular Temple of Vesta in Rome. It was located first on H Street, between Ninth and Tenth, where it remained until 1872 when the city's growth necessitated its removal to Oak Hill Cemetery in Georgetown. In the meanwhile, [John Peter] Van Ness died, and his body was placed in the building by the side of his wife. 
 
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 Parents:
  David Burnes (1739 - 1800)
  M. Anne Wightt Burnes (1740 - 1807)
 
 Spouse:
  John Peter Van Ness (1770 - 1846)
 
 Children:
  Ann Elbertina Van Ness Middleton (1803 - 1823)*
 
 Sibling:
  M. John Burnes (1772 - 1792)*
  Marcia Burnes Van Ness (1782 - 1832)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Van Ness, Lot 173 East, Van Ness Mausoleum
 
Created by: Barbara Price
Record added: Aug 21, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11577596
Marcia <i>Burnes</i> Van Ness
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Marcia <i>Burnes</i> Van Ness
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Marcia <i>Burnes</i> Van Ness
Added by: Kate Lourine Van Ness McAllister
 
 
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