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DAR honors Darke County Revolutionary War soldiers

On June 20 at Black Swamp / Greenlawn Cemetery, Versailles OH:
 
In honor of Richard Brandon, an American Revolutionary War Patriot, Fort GreeneVille DAR and VFW Post 7262 dedicated a new marker at Brandon's gravesite located at Black Swamp / Greenlawn Cemetery, Versailles OH.

Brandon was a Patriot in the American Revolutionary War. He contributed supplies to the war cause in Pennsylvania. Brandon was born in Pennsylvania on February 28, 1751 and died in Darke County Ohio on October 20, 1835.

Besides DAR members and cemetery officials, there were seven descendants of Brandon in attendance. (Some meeting for the first time.) Richard Brandon contributed supplies to the war cause in Pennsylvania. He was born in Pennsylvania on Feb. 28, 1751 and died in Darke County Ohio on Oct. 20, 1835.

Pictured: DAR members Mary Jane Dietrich & Debbie Nisonger, 5th generation great granddaughters Janie Overley & Mary Brandon, 4th generation great granddaughter Beth Flora, 5th generation great granddaughter Brenda Arnett, 7th generation great grandson Joel Robinson, 6th generation great granddaughter Jodie Shumaker Robinson, Cemetery Superintendent Brian Gehart, DAR members Shirley Hughes, Helen Wright & Caroline Petitjean, Cemetery Board Members HB Hole & Betty Armstrong. (not pictured: Jonas Robinson)
 
On June 26 at Old Abbottsville Cemetery:

In honor of William Byers, an American Revolutionary War Patriot, Fort GreeneVille DAR and VFW Post 7262 dedicated an “in memory of” marker at Abbottsville Cemetery and placed near his son’s stone.

Byers was a Soldier in the American Revolutionary War. He was in the Virginia Militia with a rank of Private. He volunteered for service in the spring of 1781 for three months and volunteered a second time for five months that same year. Byers participated in the Battle of Yorktown which was considered the final major land battle of the American Revolution. He was one of the guards who took prisoners of Cornwallis Army to Augusta at which place he was discharged late November or the first of December in 1781.

Byers was born in Virginia on July 5, 1764 and died in 1834 in Darke County Ohio.
 
Besides 8 DAR members and 5 township/cemetery officials, there were 19 descendants (4th-5th-6th great) of Byers in attendance.

Byers Descendants in Attendance (Pictured but not in order): Duane Byers Sr. and wife Pat, Duane Byers Jr. and wife Shelly with children Dustin, Brad and Chasity, Kathryn (Byers) Taylor and husband Jay with children Joshua and Victoria, Bryan Byers and wife Amy with children Dane, Brynn and Vaughn, Jason Byers and wife Erica with child Braylon.

Township Trustees in attendance (Pictured but not in order): Kent Thompson, Jed Smith, David Delk, Tim Warner. Cemetery Superintendent: Terry Rench

Fort GreeneVille DAR members in attendance (Pictured but not in order): Caroline Petitjean, Drema Wetzel, Helen Wright, Brenda Arnett, Linda Riley, Linda Bundy (not pictured Debbie Nisonger and Corinne Zwiesler)

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