|Justice John McLean|
Not familiar with McLean? Paul Finkelman of Albany Law School writes, “Few Justices have worked so hard, for such a long period of time, and had so little impact on the Court.”
Also inscribed on the obelisk are the names of McLean’s first wife, Rebecca E. McLean (b. 1786, d. 1841), and her (their?) granddaughter, Rebecca A. Richards.
SUPREME COURT OF
THE UNITED STATES
BORN MARCH 11, 1785,
DIED APRIL 4, 1861.
REBECCA E. McLEAN,
She was born 11th March 1786,
and died 5th December 1841.
REBECCA A. RICHARDS,
Grand daughter of
Instead of an epitaph, Mrs. McLean’s inscription includes her last words:
“I have endeavored to make my calling and dev–A FindAGrave contributor writes on Mrs. McLean’s memorial page, “She was originally interred at Methodist Cemetery (Catherine St. in Cincinnati). She was re-interred at Spring Grove Cemetery 8/20/1861.”
otion sure, and through the assisting grace
of God, I have accomplished it. I am
prepared to die. My way is bright. I
have no fear.”
Several family members are buried in unmarked graves nearby.
Spring Grove Cemetery, Hamilton County, Ohio