Monday, December 4, 2017

Fort GreeneVille DAR dedicates 13th marker in Darke County

On Oct 30, the Fort GreeneVille DAR dedicated a grave marker for American Revolutionary War Soldier Samuel McClure buried at Old Friendship Cemetery in Harrison Township (4 1/2 miles west New Madison). McClure was in the Virginia Militia as a Captain. He enlisted in 1777. McClure served under Colonel William Flemings and Captain Thomas Rowland. He was born in Augusta County Virginia on August 3, 1757 and died November 3, 1818 in Darke County Ohio. Regent Debbie Nisonger gave the eulogy, “We are so grateful to our founding Patriots who fought and sacrificed for our freedoms we have today”. Special thanks to Post 7262 for their generous donation towards this project. This is the chapter’s 13th marker placement and dedication in the past 12 months. Pictured: Corinne Zwielser, Brenda Arnett, Caroline Petitjean and Helen Wright.

The next American Revolutionary Soldier grave dedication will be for Richard McGriff at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles. Any descendants interested in participating in McGriff’s dedication, please contact 448-2181.

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