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Old Colony Burying Ground, Granville, Ohio

Old Colony Burying Ground, Granville, Ohio

I haven’t written very much lately about Waymarking. Here’s a brief recap: Waymarking is a game played with GPS units. Basically, you find places that fit into certain categories, take some photos, record the coordinates and post it on Waymarking.com. There are categories ranging from National Register of Historic Places to McDonald’s. Many of the categories are historical and even genealogical in nature.

Two categories that are especially appropriate this July 4th are American Revolutionary War Veterans Graves and American Revolution Patriot Graves.

American Revolutionary War Veterans Graves marks the grave of (no surprise) veterans of the American Revolution. Entries are supposed to include a photo of the grave and the text on the tombstone. Many entries go into much more detail, such as abstracts from pension files or county histories. Currently, there are 337 graves waymarked, including 5 that I have posted:

  • John Smith, Smith Burying Ground, New Albany, Ohio
  • Daniel Baker, Old Colony Burying Ground, Granville, Ohio (includes information from his pension file)
  • Timothy Rose, Old Colony Burying Ground, Granville, Ohio (includes information from his pension file)
  • Levi Hayes, Old Colony Burying Ground, Granville, Ohio (includes information from his pension file)
  • Israel Wells, Old Colony Burying Ground, Granville, Ohio

Since I have yet to find an ancestor who was a Revolutionary War veteran, this is likely the closest I’ll get to joining the DAR!

American Revolution Patriot Graves markes the final resting places of those who supported the Revolution in a non-military capacity. This is a newer category and currently has only 11 waymarks posted.

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