Carroll Chapel and Cemetery
Forest Glen, Maryland

Carroll Chapel and cemetery, Forest Glen, Maryland

      St. John the Evangelist Cemetery

The Carroll Chapel cemetery in Forest Glen, Maryland, is in the parish of St. John the Evangelist in the Rock Creek area of Washington D.C. and Maryland. This cemetery is on land that at one time belonged to Eleanor Darnall Carroll, 1703-1796. She had the chapel built on the land where she lived for one of her sons, John Carroll, later to become Archbishop Carroll. John lived with his mother and was supported in his religious endeavors by his brother Daniel Carroll II, signer of both the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution. The cemetery, next to the site of the original chapel, is still there in Forest Glen and many Carroll and Brent family members are buried there.

Some of the Brents and Carrolls buried in the cemetery:

Eleanor Darnall Carroll, 1703-1796, mother of Daniel Carroll II and Archbishop John Carroll
Ann Carroll Brent, 1733-1804, daughter of Eleanor Darnall, and mother of Col. William Brent
Col. William Brent, 1775-1848, and his second wife, Elizabeth Neale, ca. 1800-1863
Catherine Walker Johnson Brent, ca.1786-1822, 1st wife of Col. William Brent
Daniel Carroll II, 1730-1796, signer of both the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution
Robert Brent, 1763-1819, 1st mayor of Washington D.C.
Robert Young Brent, 1789-1855, and his wife, Harriet Cottringer, ca. 1801-1865
Caroline Brent, 1837-1889, daughter of Robert Young Brent and Harriet Cottringer
George Brent, 1829-1899, son of Col. William Brent and Elizabeth Neale
Mary Virginia Chilton, 1859-1938, daughter of Mary Virginia Brent and Robert S. Chilton
Robert S. and Mary Virginia Brent Chilton, daughter of Col. William Brent and Elizabeth Neale
Clementina Brent, Emily Brent and Julia Brent, children and grandchildren of Col. William Brent and Elizabeth Neale

Photo of the Carroll Cemetery Chapel and cemetery at Forest Glen taken by John A. Fox and used with permission. The photo appears on the Knights of Columbus web page about Father Rosensteel and the Carroll Chapel, The building in the photo is a replica of the original Carroll Chapel, built for Archbishop John Carroll by his mother, Eleanor Darnell Carroll.

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14 Mar 2012
updated 3 Jan 2013
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