Saturday, September 17, 2011

Revolutionary War veteran

Obil Beach is a Revolutionary War veteran. His gravestone has an open Bible carving, but a Revolutionary War plaque covers most of it. From a gravestone preservation point of view, I would have preferred to see the plaque mounted on a stake beside the stone.

Many gravestones in this cemetery have had restoration work—did something go wrong with this one? Dark, light, lighter?

Oct. 5, 1846.
aged 88

From Year-Book of the Ohio Society of the Sons of the America Revolution, (1898) we learn a bit more detail from an entry for his grandson, Dr. John Noble Beach:

Erected by his descendants
Darby Township Cemetery, Madison County, Ohio

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