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John Brown
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Birth: 1802
Death: May 16, 1881
Pennsylvania, USA

John Brown, Quartermaster, USN, U.S. Civil War, Mexican-American War, Served 1864-1868, Died Ward 30, U S Naval Asylum Penn

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915 about John Brown
Name: John Brown
Birth Date: abt 1802
Death Date: 16 May 1881
Death Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age at Death: 79
Burial Date: 17 May 1881
Gender: Male
Race: White
Occupation: Mariner
Street Address: Ward 30, U S Naval Asylum
Cemetery: Mount Moriah
Marital Status: Married
FHL Film Number: 1003707

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 about John Brown
Name: John Brown
Death Date: 16 May 1881
Cemetery: MT. Moriah Naval Plot
Cemetery Address: 62nd St & Kingsessing Ave Philadelphia, PA 19142
Buried At: Section 2 Row 17 Site 25

Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-1999 about John Brown
Name: John Brown
Birth Date: 1802
Death Date: 16 May 1881
Age: 79
Military Branch: Navy
Veteran of Which War: U.S. Civil War, Mexican-American War
Cemetery Name: Mount Moriah Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania

The Philadelphia Naval Asylum, later the Naval Home, was a hospital, the Philadelphia Naval School, and a home for retired sailors for the United States Navy from 1834 to 1976, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Located on over 20 acres (81,000 m2), the central building, Biddle Hall, was completed in 1833. Biddle Hall, the surgeon's residence and the governor's residence were all designed by architect William Strickland. They are considered some of the best examples of Greek Revival architecture in the United States.[by whom?] The site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1971.

One of the uses of the Naval Asylum was for the Philadelphia Naval School, an academy for midshipmen that was a precursor of the United States Naval Academy. Beginning in 1838, midshipmen approaching examinations for promotion were assigned to the school for eight months of study. William Chauvenet was placed in charge of the school in 1842 and formalized much of the study. When the United States Naval Academy was formed in 1845, four of the seven faculty members came from the Philadelphia school.

The name was changed to Naval Home in 1889. In 1976, the Naval Home relocated to Gulfport, Mississippi, after it was determined that the Philadelphia facility could not be economically expanded and modernized.

The property was sold to residential developer Toll Brothers in 1988. The main building was the victim of arson in 2003. It has since been restored and designed as luxury condomiums.

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Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: USNH Plot 2 Row 17 Grave 25
Created by: Rubbings
Record added: Mar 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86392770
John Brown
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