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J.O'd westminster - Midcam- !l the year. for as a Almost all...
Midcam- !l the year. for as a Almost all or.lect especially con mskln, corn ladf a IX OLD WtSTltXSTIR. i'MltOfM Ctmrctu To tbe lor«rs of antique lore there exists probably DO spot of greater than the little burial ground old Westminster Presbyterian church the southeast corner of Greers and Fayette streets in the city of Baltimore, it is still more probable that outside the Monumental City the very of this historic spot, save perhaps as last resting place of Edgar Allen Poey totally unknown. A eectur has elap»ed since its consecration as a place of sepulture, yet forty ponderous vau!tt of massive granite, so thoroughly in keeping with rugged, substantial character of the Presbyterians nhone remains thev en" close, give unqualified asasurance of us perpetuity and preservation for cycles yet 10 come. In 17s. the site, wriieh then extended to Baltimore street. wa* purchased, lot enclosed, and whea a decade later was determined to reduce the blutfs skirting ih 1 eastern section of the town vicinage of North aad Farette streets, upon which stood the old '"f wo church, the first Presbyterian editice Baltimore and one of'the finest in United States at that time, the dead removed from the adjacent burving ground to the new cemetery on Fayette street. La the Williams vault, which is the of the steeple of Wer-tniindter church, buried Joseph, Benjamin and Samuel William*, brothers. Benjamin was the father of Mrs. Su=an Bonaparte and Gwrge was the pioneer cotton manufacturer of Maryland. George and Amos Williams originated the £ai-age Cotton Factory, prior to the establishment of which the former was PJ; extensive shipping merchant. John O'Donnell, buried in Westminster. Westminster. wa» the father of the late O"IX.!in.'H. He was a captain iu the ta-st India me«cbant service ami the first cargo which came to Baltimore from Canton, China, arriving here August, 17«. He owned the tract of called Canton, which name was tciveu in commemoration of the above mentioned venture, froia which he realized handsome »um. The pyramidal vault of James

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  1. The News,
  2. 10 Jul 1897, Sat,
  3. Page 8

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