Friday, July 14, 2017

Fort GreeneVille DAR Continues to honor American Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Darke County

On June 20 at Black Swamp / Greenlawn Cemetery, Versailles OH, in honor of Richard Brandon, an American Revolutionary War Patriot, Fort GreeneVille DAR and VFW Post 7262 dedicated a new marker at Brandon's gravesite located at Black Swamp / Greenlawn Cemetery, Versailles OH.

Besides DAR members and cemetery officials, there were seven descendants of Brandon in attendance. (Some meeting for the first time.) Richard Brandon contributed supplies to the war cause in Pennsylvania. He was born in Pennsylvania on Feb. 28, 1751 and died in Darke County Ohio on Oct. 20, 1835.

Pictured: DAR members Mary Jane Dietrich & Debbie Nisonger, 5th generation great granddaughters Janie Overley & Mary Brandon, 4th generation great granddaughter Beth Flora, 5th generation great granddaughter Brenda Arnett, 7th generation great grandson Joel Robinson, 6th generation great granddaughter Jodie Shumaker Robinson, Cemetery Superintendent Brian Gehart, DAR members Shirley Hughes, Helen Wright & Caroline Petitjean, Cemetery Board Members HB Hole & Betty Armstrong. (not pictured: Jonas Robinson)

Then on June 26 at Old Abbottsville Cemetery American Revolutionary War Patriot William Byers was honored by Fort GreeneVille DAR and VFW Post 7262. An “in memory of” marker was placed near William Byers’ son’s stone. Besides 8 DAR members and 5 township/cemetery officials, there were 19 descendants (4th-5th-6th great) of Byers in attendance.

Byers Descendants in Attendance (Pictured but not in order): Duane Byers Sr. and wife Pat, Duane Byers Jr. and wife Shelly with children Dustin, Brad and Chasity, Kathryn (Byers) Taylor and husband Jay with children Joshua and Victoria, Bryan Byers and wife Amy with children Dane, Brynn and Vaughn, Jason Byers and wife Erica with child Braylon.

Township Trustees in attendance (Pictured but not in order): Kent Thompson, Jed Smith, David Delk, Tim Warner. Cemetery Superintendent: Terry Rench

Fort GreeneVille DAR members in attendance (Pictured but not in order): Caroline Petitjean, Drema Wetzel, Helen Wright, Brenda Arnett, Linda Riley, Linda Bundy (not pictured Debbie Nisonger and Corinne Zwiesler)

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