Philip Pendleton

Barbour

Philip Pendleton

Barbour

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

Washington

DC

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
Chief Justice of the United States
May 11, 1836
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February 24, 1841
Appointed by
Andrew
Jackson
Chief Justice of the United States
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10
4
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Notes

The weekend before Memorial Day 2023, I took a trip to Washington DC. After a morning at Arligton, I went to the National Cathedral for the grave of Woodrow Wilson. Once done there, I made it clear out to the southeast of the city to the Congressional Cemetery.

Very old cemetery with LOTS of famous people buried here - including J Edgar Hoover and John Philip Sousa. But also a quirky little space. Notably, they fund the upkeep of the cemetery with memberships in "K9 Corner," which allow you to bring your dog to the cemetery, and at certain times, even let your dog run free without a leash. My visit coincided with one such free-roaming dog-park event.

His grave was kinda hard to find honestly, and the inscription on the stone is well-worn. You can find it behind the "cenotaphs" to the left before you reach the chapel.

Inscription

Front
Sacred to the memory of Philip Pendleton Barbour, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the U.S. who was born in Orange County Virginia on the 25th of May 1783. He was married with Frances Todd Johnson on the 4th of October 1801. He died at Washington City on the 24th of Feb. 1841.

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When sorrowing o’er this stone I bend, Which covers all that was a friend, And from his voice, his hand, his smile, Divides me for a little while, Thou Savior seest the tears I shed, For Jesus didst weep o’er Lazurus dead

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