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7 Graves of Revolutionary Soldiers To Be Marked By Patriotic Society


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See veteran gravestone photos from Dicks Creek Cemetery  
Robert Boal John Brant Joseph Greene
Andrew Karr John McMeen Joseph Parks [no gravestone found]
James Wilson John Logan (Civil War Veteran) Theophilus Todd (Civil War Veteran)

Seven Graves
Of Revolutionary Soldiers
To Be Marked by
Patriotic Society

Interesting services will be held at the Blue Ball Presbyterian church and the Dick’s Creek cemetery next Sunday afternoon when the memory of seven Revolutionary soldiers will be honored by the placing of the official Sons of the American Revolution markers upon their graves. It is not generally known but the ashes of seven Revolutionary patriots repose in the little one acres tract of hallowed ground in Dick’s Creek cemetery, one mile east of Blue Ball. This roll of honor includes:

Robert Boal. Service in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania militia s Ensign, 1777. Born 1747, died 1830. Was a Ruling Elder in the Dick’s Creek Presbyterian church 1814 to 1830.

John Brant [Brandt]. Born in 1756 in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, died 1830. Service in Lancaster county militia 1781. Penna. Archives Vo. Vii, p. 818, 5th series.

Joseph Greene. Captain in New York service, 1776, with other services. Born 1762, died 1835. Came to Warren county 1814. Was a nephew of Gen. Nathaniel Greene.

Andrew Karr. Born in 1744, died 1828. Service in Pennsylvania. Came to Warren county, 1806. Was Ruling Elder of Dick’s Creek Presbyterian church from 1816 until his death.

John McMeen. Born Cumberland county, Pa., 1756, died 1828. Service in Cumberland county militia. 3rd Ser. Pa. Arch. Vol. VI. P. 214, 238. Ruling Elder of the Dick’s Creek Presbyterian church from its organization until his death.

Joseph Parks. Born in Lancaster county, Pa., 1746, died 1814. Came to Warren county in 1797. Service Fifth Series Penna. Arch. Vol. Vii, p. 939. Ruling Elder of the Dick’s Creek Presbyterian church from organization until his death.

James Wilson. Born in Ireland, 1747; emigrated to America 1770, residence Northumberland county, Pa. Came to Warren county in 1800 and the log house he built is still used. Was a Delegate of the Province, 1776, and Ensign in militia. Penna. Arch. 5th Series Vol. Viii, pp. 531, 641.

A general invitation is extended to the public to attend the services of marking the graves of the heroes. At 3 p.m. the following program will be carried out at the Blue Ball Presbyterian church.

America, sung by assemblage.
Salute to the Flag.
Address by Hon. Miles S. Kuhns.
Piano Solo, Miss Lulu McClellan.
Address by Seymour S. Tibbals.
Aeminiscences [sic] by William Hankinson.
Response by Regents of the D. A. R. from Lebanon and neighboring Chapters.
Roll Call answered by descendants.

The parade of automobiles will then move to the Dick’s Creek cemetery where the tablets will be unveiled by descendants of the Revolutionary soldiers and military honors will be paid by cadets and trumpeter from the Miami Military Institute.

Source: The Franklin Chronicle, Franklin, Ohio, Thursday, October 22, 1931, [copy obtained from microfilm available at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Arne H Trelvik
26 March 2007

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