George Livingston, Genealogist and Historian provided the following updates and information on behalf of the Ebenezer Zane Chapter, OHSSAR. The following is a current list, as of January 2008, of veterans buried in Jefferson County, Ohio. This list includes Revolutionary War Veterans graves marked by the Ebenezer Zane Chapter, Ohio Society, Sons of the American Revolution.
2001 Island Creek Cemetery, grave markers placed in June; dedication ceremony held Aug 18th for John DeHuff, 1758 1843, PA Mil., and William Jackman, 1751 1818, PA Mil.
2003 Warrenton Cemetery, grave markers placed May 1st; dedication ceremony held June 5th for John Humphrey, 1752 1841, PA Mil*., Moses Kimball, 1747 1828, MA Cont. Line, and John McElroy, 1758 1841, PA Cont. Line*.
2004 Annapolis Cemetery, grave markers placed June 23rd; dedication ceremony held Oct. 16th for Abraham Betz, 1743 1821, PA Mil., Ezekiel Cole, 1748 1843, MD Mil., John Davis, 1748 1822, PA Cont. Line, and Alexander Patterson, 1760 1834, PA Mil. (Stone installed by Salem Twp. Trustees.)
2004 Mt. Tabor Cemetery, grave marker placed June 23; dedication ceremony by JCC OGS held May 15, 2005 for Abel Armstrong, 1758 1837, VA Cont. Line. Graveside service conducted by the Jefferson County Chapter, OGS.
2004 Hopewell Cemetery, grave marker placed Aug. 16th; dedication ceremony by JCC OGS held May 15, 2005 for Jeremiah Tingley, 1755 1803, NJ Mil. Graveside service conducted by the Jefferson County Chapter, OGS.
2005 Union Cemetery, Steubenville, grave marker placed April 27th for Thomas Edgington, 1744 1814, PA Mil.
2005 Union Cemetery, Richmond, grave marker placed April 27th for Peter Hout, 1762 1813, PA Cont. Line.
2005 Bergholz Cemetery (Circle Green), grave marker place April 27th for William Taylor, 1753 1845, Sea Service, PA Cont. Line.
2005 Warrenton Cemetery, grave marker placed Sept. 30th for Ephraim Kimberly, 1738 1796, CT Cont. Line
2006 Cross Creek Cemetery, grave marker placed Jan. 12 for George Day, 1750 1838, MD Mil.
2006 Sugar Grove Cemetery, grave markers placed Jan. 12; dedication ceremony held on May 13 for William Maple, 1738 1813, NJ Mil.*, John Spiller, 1741 1829, PA Mil.* and Henry Vantilburg, 1756 1842, NJ Mil.
2006 Bacon Ridge/Montgomery Cemetery, grave marker placed March 29th for Allen Speedy, 1760 1836, PA Mil.
2006 Sugar Grove Cemetery, grave marker placed Sept. 21st for Nathan Shaw, 1740 1820, NJ Mil.*.
2006 Annapolis Cemetery, grave marker placed Sept. 21st for Philip Everhart, 1755 1809, PA Cont. Ln*.
2006 Mound Cemetery, Tiltonsville, grave marking Oct. 19th for John Tilton, 1738 1810, VA Mil.
2006 Brilliant Veterans Park, marker place Oct. 19th for Francis Riley, 1743 1810, VA Mil.
2007 Rehoboth Cemetery, grave marking April 18th for Thomas Rouse Jr., 1762 1840, PA Mil. Graveside service July 14th.
2007 Old M.E. Church Cemetery, Richmond, grave marking April 18 for Thomas Minor, 1761 1840, VA Cont. Ln.
2007 Center Chapel (Old Tent) Cemetery, grave marking for John Armstrong, John Scott and Alexander Simeral.
William Starr/Locke, marker was installed in the fall of 2007 at the Bacon Ridge/Montgomery Farm Cemetery.
Marker for Jacob Clark at Rehoboth, was installation spring of 2008. Graveside service planned for May 17, 2008.
Marker for Joseph Chambers received and installed spring of 2008 at the Rehoboth Cemetery. Graveside service slated for May 17, 2008.
Marker ordered for Abraham Moore spring 2008. It which will be installed at the Steubenville Union Cemetery.
Local SAR Updates:
The Ebenezer Zane Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution update: The Fort Steuben Chapter, DAR has requested a grave dedication ceremony for Samuel Leech Sr. to be held this fall at the Two Ridges Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Wintersville, Ohio. The date is slated for Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008 beginning at 10:30 A.M. The following Revolutionary War Veterans will also be honored:
1. George Alban, 1758-1840
2. Richard Johnson , 1743-1828
3. Samuel Leech, 1737-1820
4. James McFarren, c1764-1816
5. James Shane, 1745-1804
Tributes to these veterans will be read by members of the DAR, the SAR and descendents of these veterans.
This memorial service is one of many that SAR chapters across this nation hold every year. The primary mission of the SAR is to perpetuate the memory of our Patriot ancestors and preserve our American Heritage, a heritage that these patriots helped to create. Contact George Livingston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update on: Abraham Moore, Revolutionary Veteran.
Message Board Post:
JEFFERSON COUNTY OHIO: Revolutionary War Veterans graves marked by Ebenezer Zane Chapter, Ohio Society, Sons of the American Revolution for 2008:
* Asterisk denotes memorial markers. No proof that these veterans are actually buried in these cemeteries, but may be buried nearby on what was once their family farm or in a now non-existent family cemetery that may have been in the local area.
NOTE Markers used for Rev. War Veterans are the 12 x 24 bronze plaques furnished by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Memorial Programs Service. Markers are installed by members of the Ebenezer Zane Chapter. Costs of installation materials are drawn from a memorial fund set up by the chapter using profits from the sale of the Revolutionary War Patriots book series. 37 Rev. War veterans graves marked since 2001 in Jefferson County.
Written and submitted by George E. Livingston, Genealogist/Historian, Ebenezer Zane Chapter, OHSSAR. August 2008
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