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Nicholas County West Virginia Has Colonial Graves
submitted by: Brenda Dillon

Graves of Revolutionary Soldiers:

At Lockwood there is a grave about 300 feet from the highway. As long ago as
33 years back there was a concrete wall around it. That grave was marked
with a tomestone. This tomestone and wall was errected by J.M. Johnson . The
tomestone incription was"A Revolutionary Soldier, William Johnson,

This grave was on the farm of Homer Saunders.

Another grave not far from Lockwood is marked with a respectable slab with
the following legend:

" Issac Rose, Revolutionary War Soldier:1753-1829".This grave is located on
the land that used to be the farm of James R. Doddrill and may still be the
property of someone in the Doddrill family.

When Congress passed an act in 1818 pensioning revolutionary War Soldiers,
many who had served in the Colonial Army came to light. At that time the
following Nicholas County men was listed as recieving pensions.

However, the neighboring counties ,Webster, Clay,and Braxton, had not been
organized and some of these pensioners could have been living on lands now
embraced in that trio of counties.

Granted pensions were:
Jessee Carpenter
Abraham Duffield
Jacob Chapman
Jonathan Dunbar.......buried at Old Bethel above Poe,WV
Jacob Fisher (My line record on file)
Benjamin Hamrick
Benjamin LeMasters....buried at Buck's Garden, Nicholas Co. WV
Jeremiah O'Dell
James Simms.......buried at Swiss, WV

Denied pensions were:
Peter Fisher...........not enough time served
Jonathan Windsor.........service not in military capacity

© 2002 Rhonda Smith