On these church premises is where Dr. Samuel Mudd is buried. Note: I don't understand why Mudd was BURIED here as it has been clearly stated that when he met Booth here that this was NOT the church he attended. Pwro
This is the former home of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, who became infamous for setting the broken leg of John Wilkes Booth the night after the assassin had shot President Lincoln on April 14, 1865. In fact it was Dr. Mudds fall from grace after his conviction for aiding Booth's escape that we get the phrase, Your name is Mudd, for someone who has fallen out of favor. Via Piedmont Fossil.
Photograph of Dr. Samuell Mudd, 1867-1868, while serving a life sentence for aiding Abraham Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth. Pres. Andrew Johnson pardoned him but Mudd's family has fought for the conviction to be expunged. Samuel Mudd died on Jan. 10, 1883 at the age of 49.