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Friday, November 10, 2017

John Carroll

This medallion portrait of John Carroll (January 8, 1735 – December 3, 1815) by J. A. Howard Jr. is part of the John Carroll Memorial in the Cemetery at St. John the Evangelist church in Forest Glen, Maryland.
“John Carroll SJ (January 8, 1735 – December 3, 1815) was a prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as the first bishop and archbishop in the United States. He served as the ordinary of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Maryland.

Carroll is also known as the founder of Georgetown University (the oldest Catholic university in the United States), and of St. John the Evangelist Parish of Rock Creek (now Forest Glen), the first secular (or diocesan, meaning that its clergy did not come from monastic orders) parish in the country.” – Wikipedia
J. A. Howard Jr.

John Carroll
First resident pastor here

First Prefect Apostolic - 1784
First Bishop - 1789
First Archbishop - 1808
of the
Catholic Church in
the United States

Erected by Order of the Alhambra

John Carroll is not buried in this cemetery but his mother is.

Here lies the remains of
Eleanor Carroll
Wife of Daniel Carroll Esq.
Mother of Archbishop Carroll
Died Feb. 3, 1796, Aged 92
Here Rev. John Carroll
Built the 1st St. John's 1774
Was made 1st Bishop of Baltimore 1790
Archbishop 1808

His brother Daniel II is also buried here. Though the location is unknown this memorial in the cemetery commemorates Daniel Carroll the founding father.

 In Memory of
Daniel Carroll II
Member of the Continental Congress
Signer of the Articles of Confederation
and Constitution
July 22 1730  ✝   May 7, 1796

Lossing and Barritt, 1881, give us this portrait of Bishop Carroll and his signature.


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