Lebanon, Ohio Patriot Grave Marking Ceremony
April 24, 2016 2PM
The Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (CCSAR) have identified19 Patriots of the American Revolutionary War who will be honored at the Grave Marking Event at 2:00 PM on April 24, 2016 in Lebanon, OH at Main & West Streets [Location: 104 S. West Street, Lebanon, Ohio 45036. (39.434336 -84.214921). This is the site of the three Pioneer Cemeteries where these individuals, who contributed to the cause of the colonists rebellion against the rule of English King George III, were buried.
This event will be the third of its kind done by CCSAR, where a substantial number of Revolutionary War Patriots are honored for their services which enabled the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, an independent Supreme Court and the United States of America; our nation of Freedom and Rights for all people.
In 2014 we added 24 names on bronze plaques to others buried at Spring Grove Cemetery creating a Monument containing the names of 59 Patriots. Again in early 2015 on Patriot’s Day we placed a memorial at Williamsburg Cemetery in Clermont County containing 18 patriots. In October 2015 a monument with 18 names of Patriots was dedicated at Wesleyan Cemetery in the North side community of Cincinnati. Now in 2016 on Patriot’s Day we will honor 19 more patriots, this time in Warren County’s City of Lebanon with the assistance of the Warren County Genealogical Society. Here are the names of the Honorees:
Old Methodist Cemetery
Old Baptist Cemetery
Mary Craig Dunlevy
Old Presbyterian Cemetery
John Crawford Bone
James Cowan, Sr.
The ceremony this year includes a woman, Mary Craig Dunlevy, whose actions of healing and dressing the wounds of many Colonial Soldiers qualified her as an honoree.
We are fortunate to have several descendants of our honorees who will be attending the Ceremony. From the family of Robert Hamilton, Linda Hamilton Sarver and her brother David Hamilton from South Carolina, express interest in attending the Dedication on the 24th of April.
The ceremony will have the “Pomp and Circumstance” appropriate to the honor deserved by these patriots, with colors posted by members of the CCSAR in Revolutionary Uniforms and accompanied by a drummer. Greetings delivered from many dignitaries from patriotic groups and historical societies. Comments from descendants of some of the Patriots honored. Wreathes laid in reverence to these who gave so much to create these United States of America. Prayers of Invocation and Benediction, thanking each of our Gods for this great country. And finally, a solemn presentation by bagpipes, a salute with flintlock rifles and a finale by taps bugled to complete the service.