I had no idea that there was a cemetery in our area with graves from the Revolutionary War.
To stumble across this site that honored the men and families that fought for our freedom was humbling, to say the least.
The burial ground is surrounded by a peaceful setting.
It was a cold and windy day. The flags had blown away from the graves. Todd and I picked up the flags and returned them to the grave stones of the soldiers.
The oldest grave recorded was dated in 1777. It's possible there are older graves, but the etchings are so faded it is hard to read them.
It also looks like some stones were written in German.
It is not surprising because the area I live in was settled mainly by German immigrants.
I am familiar with a bit of the German language and can only translate some of the headstone:
Rests here in God.
Anna (last name)
(relative) of Jacob (last name)
(born) October 1722, 21st to
I get the gist of it but I am curious to know the full details and how Anna is related to Jacob.
I sent the picture to a few German friends to see if they understand what I don't.
Rest in peace Patriots of our country.