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From: "Thomas McKenna" <>
Subject: RE: [OHJACKSO-L] Revolutionary War vets buried in Jackson Co.
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 13:10:44 -0500
In-Reply-To: <27555775.1111606758188.JavaMail.root@web2.mail.adelphia.net>

In your search for Rev.War and Civil war vets have you made use of:

Jackson County, Ohio, Military Veteran Burials. From the Revolutionary
War to 1984. Compiled by Thomas W. Bowman, Wellston, OH 45692.

From inspecting the entries, it appears that the author obtained the
Civil War service records of the vets. Perhaps he still has them.

Tom McKenna

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Subject: [OHJACKSO-L] Revolutionary War vets buried in Jackson Co.

Can somone shed some light on what became of the local John James
chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution? I do not see it on
the the DAR website. Has it been dissolved in recent years and combined
into another local area chapter?

Years ago, the Jackson county chapter of the DAR "identified" the graves
of 31 Rev War vets here and there is mention of their names in the 1991
book (175th anniversary of the county) that the Jackson county
genealogical society published. The JCOGS chapter, in 1986, had
published an article or two in the Jackson newspaper, asking for more
help in identifying Rev War vets buried here. What was the result of
that effort? I have found 28 grave registration cards for Revolutionary
War vets and would like to "compare notes".

The very first Rev War vet's gravesite that I visited recently (Thomas
Oliver 1763-1844), is unacknowledged in any way (no SAR or DAR flag
holder or VA stone). It was a chore just locating it in such a small
cemetary (Mt. Zion). Which begs the question, what's the condition of
the other Patriot graves that I plan to visit soon?

As an SAR member, my goal is to see to it that these American patriots
final resting places are acknowledged, but I certainly don't want to
duplicate effort that may be already being pursued by another group or
individual. Can someone enlighten me? Thanks!


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