Benjamin Bell

Commisioned: Unknown Buried: Vigors Cemetery on the bluffs of Des Moines River, Webster County, Section 25 west of Stratford, Ia. Of Note:Major, Pennsylvania Militia Pictures: One [...]

Timothy Brown

Enlisted: Unknown Buried: Remains moved to Elm Grove Cemetery, Washington, Ia. Of Note: 3rd Regiment, New Jersey Line Pictures: One Two Three [...]

Thomas Rhodes

Enlisted: Unknown Buried: Monument near flag pole, Bonapart, Ia. Cemetery Of Note: 1st Virginia State Regiment Pictures: One [...]

Daniel Dow

Born: April 1771, Connecticut   Service: Records show him to have been a member of the 1st Militia Company, 5th Regiment, while a resident of Coventry, Connecticut. His young age can be explained by the fact that often young boys served in the “company of alarm” as messengers.   Died: 7 February 1860, in Page County, Iowa. He was buried in “Old Cemetery” College Springs, Iowa. A memorial marker was dedicated 14 June 1942 by Shenandoah Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, Shenandoah, Iowa. The inscription on the stone reads: “Revolutionary Soldier Daniel Dow, Sr., 1771-1860.”   Narrative: The Dow family is of English lineage and was traced back ten generations from Mary Eliza Dow, born in 1838, New York, to one John Dow who died in England in 1561. The father of Daniel Dow was John Dow, who together with two brothers was a pastor of a church in Connecticut for fifty years. A teach of Mary Eliza Dow had heard this pastor give his final sermon in the pulpit he had filled so long. It was from the State of Connecticut that Daniel Dow enlisted in the Revolutionary War when a mere lad. After the Revolution Daniel [...]

William Crockett

Enlisted: Unknown Buried: Remains transferred to Oak View Cemetery Monroe County, Albia, Ia Of Note: Pvt 4th Class in 4th Battalion Cumberland County, Pa. Militia Pictures: One Two [...]

Joel Buffington

Enlisted: Unknown Buried: Plaque at West Liberty Cemetery, Mills County, Iowa. Of Note: Joel is my Revolutionary ancestor. He was born in 1752 in Virginia and died in 1834 in Ohio. He was buried in Meigs County, Ohio. He owned Buffington Island in the Ohio River near Ravenswood, W VA. He was a Quaker and thus was a pacifist and did not fight. However, he aided the Continental cause by hauling supplies. Ohio has a State Memorial at Buffington Island, the site of Morgan’s Raiders’ crossing into Ohio during the Civil War. In 1964 Ferne Widows, my mother’s first cousin on the Buffington line and a DAR, was in Ohio and found Joel’s tombstone leaning up against a fence post near the above mentioned monument. She left it there. When she returned and told me about it, I asked why she didn’t bring it back with her. Two years later she was again in the area and did, indeed, bring the tombstone back with her to save it from permanent destruction or loss. She had it placed in the West Liberty Cemetery in Mills County, Iowa with a plaque telling where it came from. She placed it near Joel’s great [...]
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