Revolutionary War Patriots; Volume 1 Belmont, Harrison, Monroe Counties in Ohio

Zanesville, OH [?]: Ebenezer Zane Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, 2000. Presumed Limited Edition, marked as copy 82. Wraps. [6],308 pages. Illustrations. Index. The Table of Contents includes: Military Veterans and Other Patriots of the American Revolutionary War; Locations of Graves of Veterans and Other Patriots; Possible Veterans or Other Patriots for Whom No Satisfactory Proof of Service Has Been Found; Patriots Who Lived in Belmont, Harrison, or Monroe Counties but Who Are Buried in One of the Other Fifteen Counties of this Series; Brief Summary of the American Revolutionary War, Index. This book is the first volume of a series. There are a few exceptions but it primarily covers the Ohio counties of Belmont, Harrison, and Monroe. It was the plan of the Ebenezer Zane Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution to recognize, to remember, and to honor all soldiers and other patriots of the American Revolution in eighteen counties. The ultimate goal was to see that all graves of these men and women buried in these counties who contributed to our freedom from England are marked or memorials for them are placed somewhere where burial sites no longer exist. Close to half the people who have been identified already do not have markers. The book serves two purposes. Fist it tells who is buried here and what we have learned about them. Second, the sale of the book will be used to cover the costs to place government markers on all unmarked patriots graves and to restore small old cemeteries with which on or more Revolutionary War soldiers or other patriots are buried. This series was recognized as a multi-year project. The Ebenezer Zane Chapter of the OHSSAR [Ohio Society Sons of the American Revolution] received it's charter on February 6, 1999. It became the thirty eighth chapter in the Ohio Society. The Sons of the American Revolution is a National and Local Nonprofit Organization devoted to the preservation of American history, fostering true patriotism, encouraging historical research of the Revolutionary War, family genealogy, preservation of historical sites, records and graves of Revolutionary War Veterans. Several Ohio citizens met on April 11, 1889, in the office of Governor J.B. Foraker in the Ohio Capital in Columbus. This preliminary meeting was the beginning of the Ohio Society Sons of the American Revolution (OHSSAR), which predated the National Society by nineteen days. An organizational meeting was held two months later on June 4th, at the State House in Columbus, at which the organization of the Society took place. The first Society meeting occurred in Cincinnati 11 months later, on May 28th, 1890. In 2022 it has 23 chapters around Ohio and are close to 2,000 members strong. Foraker was an Ohio native born in Highland County. At the age of 16, he enlisted in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He fought for almost three years, attaining the rank of Captain. He served as Governor of Ohio from 1886 to 1890 and then as a U.S. Senator from Ohio from 1897 until 1909. Condition: Very good.

Keywords: American Revolution, Soldiers, Patriots, Belmont County, Harrison County, Monroe County, Ohio, Genealogy, Graves, Military Veterans, Burial Sites, Graveyards, Cemeteries

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