Friday, November 11, 2011

Jacob Spitler, Revolutionary War veteran

The siltstone marker at the grave of Jacob Spitler (b. 1749, d. 1829) stands in the front row of stones, a few steps off the road that borders rural Baptist Corners Cemetery.

A bronze DAR plaque marks this grave as that of a Revolutionary War veteran.

Though I would prefer that the DAR chapter had not mounted the plaque directly on the gravestone, we can make a good assumption about the carved words that the plaque hides.



[JACOB]
[SPITLER]
who was born
September 29,th
1749; Died april
16,1829; aged 79
years, 6 month, 17
days.

Weep not my dearest friends;
Nor shed your tears in vain,
My face youl see no more;
Till call’d to rise again.


The plaque reads

REVOLUTIONARY
SOLDIER

JACOB SPITLER
1775        1783
PLACED BY
GOLDEN SPIKE CHAPTER, D.A.R.

Baptist Corners Cemetery, Fairfield County, Ohio

3 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful tombstone! A wonderful tribute to one who fought for his country.

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  2. My goodness! It's a good thing they didn't damage or split the stone when they mounted that plaque. I've never seen this before.

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  3. Awesome tombstone and so well preserved! Happy Veterans Day!

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