David's Reformed Church Congregation

David's Reformed Church Congregation
Congregation of David's Reformed Church, Montgomery Co, Ohio, Circa, 1900

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - George Gall, Revolutionary War Veteran

While visiting Old Dutch Cemetery in Highland, County  during our Ohio "cemetery road trip" of which I  previously wrote,  we discovered this beautiful, modern tombstone among all the old stones in the graveyard.  It is the final resting place of George Gall and his two wives, Susannah Nicholas and Catherine Roads.  The stone reads "George Gall, June 28, 1766 Oct. 1851.   A Soldier in the War of the American Revolution.  He took part in the Siege of Yorktown, and witnessed the surrender of Cornwallis.  This monument was erected August 26, 1905 by his descendants, as a tribute to his patriotic services."
How wonderful that his descendants were able to provide such a fitting tribute to their ancestor.  My husband and I have several ancestors who lie in unmarked graves.  One of my greatest wishes would be to provide them with even a small stone of remembrance.

3 comments:

  1. We have a couple unmarked graves also. I saw this post: http://www.reflectionsfromthefence.com/2010/03/tombstone-tuesday-daphne-methodist.html
    The markers at the bottom appear to be homemade and I was reminded of kits available where something quite like this could be done. You just have to check with the cemetery to make sure they will allow your marker. The one where my Aunt is buried has very strict guidelines and require next of kin documents etc...

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  2. i have to say thank you this man would be my my great great great grandmothers brother im thinking that makes him my great great great uncle and photos are so hard to find so again i say thank you my name is andrea mccune i live in west virginia

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  3. George Gall's first wife, Susannah Nicholas, died in childbirth probably in 1799 in Rockbridge county, Virginia. She is almost surely buried there since George came to Ohio circa 1810. George married Catherine Roads/Rhodes on May 27, 1800 in Rockbridge county, Virginia.

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