The Benjamin Franklin Chapter will be hosting a Patriot Grave Marking on
August 13 2022 at 12 noon.
Location is the Old Franklinton Cemetery, 780 River Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222.
We will be honoring three American Patriots:
- Samuel McElvain
- Seth Noble
- Robert Culbertson
This ceremony is open to all SAR, DAR and CAR members as well as the general
The invitation is below:
Wreath – If you are a SAR, DAR or CAR chapter and wish to present a wreath
please contact Donald Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than August 1
Color Guard – SAR Color Guardsmen wanting to participate in posting of the Colors or Firing in the firing line please contact Ohio Society Color Guard Commander Robert Hill at email@example.com no later than 1 August 2022 and report by 11:00.
This will be an Ohio Society State and a 250th Anniversary Celebration event.
This is extra special to the Benjamin Franklin Chapter as Samuel McElvain is the Patriot Ancestor to one of the chapter members. See the headstone below – 2nd from the right.
History of the Cemetery – the Old Franklinton Cemetery is located in the Franklinton neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio. The cemetery is the oldest in Central Ohio, established in 1799. Other names for it include the Franklinton Cemetery or Pioneer Burying Ground. Franklinton founder Lucas Sullivant was buried there initially, later re interred in Green Lawn Cemetery. Franklinton’s first church was constructed beside the cemetery in 1811, a year before Columbus was established.
Donald Miller, Chapter Patriot Graves Chairman