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Dedication of new headstones at OCBG

  • Old Colony Burying Ground 300 S Main St. Granville, OH 43024 USA (map)

Join volunteers and friends of the Old Colony Burying Ground on Sunday, April 30, for the dedication of the gleaming new replacement headstones for American Revolutionary War veteran David Messenger and his wife, Hannah.

Mini-tours of the cemetery begin at 1:30, and at 2:30 you can witness the unveiling and dedication ceremony for these long-awaited stones, faithfully recreated using evidence from original fragments found beneath the sod, text from the 1886 transcription by Charles Webster Bryant, and a faded photo graph from 1973, the last known photo of the stones before they were lost.

Participating in the ceremony will be the Hocking Valley Chapter Color Guard Sons of the American Revolution and the Granville Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.