ELIZABETH DYAR MEMORIAL
Take the West Freeman road out of Strong. Take the third right
(flag) denotes a military affiliation
This record is set up alphabetically by Surname,
not by row or lot as the stones appear in the cemetery.
My Mother Mrs. Elizabeth Dyar Died June 4, 1818 AE. 67 "All flesh is grass." Erected by Eld. Joseph Dyar TO COMMEMORATE THE PATRIOTISM OF Elizabeth Nichols Dyar one of three young women who mixed and applied the paint to disgiuse as indians the men of the Boston Tea Party Dec. 16, 1773 With her children she was smuggled through the lines of Malden. Passed latter part of life here with youngest son, John Nichols Dyar on "Prospect" Farm and was buried on this spot. Also her husband Joseph Dyar who was nine times captured by the British while Captain of boat carrying supplies to American Army died from effect of ill treatment in 1783 and buried in Malden, Mass. This grave restored by their decendents, Town of Freeman and Colonel Asa Whitcomb Chapter of Kingfield, September 1923 Tablet placed by the Maine State Council Daughters of the American Revolution July 1924 (BRONZE PLAQUE SET IN A BOULDER)
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