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Oregon in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Revolutionary War Veteran
 
Revolutionary War Veteran Marker, side one Photo, Click for full size
By Gordon Govier, August 21, 2010
1. Revolutionary War Veteran Marker, side one
 
Inscription. Nathaniel Ames, whose grave is near the crest of this hill, was born on April 25, 1761, in Scituate, Rhode Island. He first enlisted in the Continental Army at the age of 18 and served several short enlistments under General George Washington over the next four years. Ames' army service was with Connecticut Line Units, which were front-line troops. He later enlisted in the Navy, was taken prisoner by the British, and was eventually discharged in 1783. After the war, Ames moved to New York state to farm. In 1791, he became a Methodist preacher and preached for 45 years. He and his wife, Sarah Hall, raised ten children. In 1836, like many New Yorkers, he came to Wisconsin and settled briefly in Racine County. He subsequently purchased and farmed a section of land a mile from the village of Oregon. The day after his 100th birthday, he moved into the village. Ames died two years later and was buried in this cemetery, with Masonic honors, on August 30, 1863.
 
Erected 2002 by Wisconsin Historical Society and the Nathaniel Ames Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution. (Marker Number 470.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution -, and the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 56.479′ 
 
Revolutionary War Veteran Marker, side two Photo, Click for full size
By Gordon Govier, August 21, 2010
2. Revolutionary War Veteran Marker, side two
 
N, 89° 23.004′ W. Marker is in Oregon, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (County Route MM) and Braun Road, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oregon WI 53575, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lake View School (approx. 2.4 miles away); Swan Pond (approx. 2.8 miles away); Dogtown - Fish Hatchery School (approx. 3.2 miles away); Lake Harriet School (approx. 3.9 miles away); Illinois Central Depot (approx. 4.6 miles away); a different marker also named Dogtown - Fish Hatchery School (approx. 4.7 miles away); The McCoy Farmhouse (approx. 5.1 miles away); Stephen Moulton Babcock (approx. 6.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oregon.
 
Additional keywords. Methodist Preacher
 
Revolutionary War Veteran Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Gordon Govier, August 21, 2010
3. Revolutionary War Veteran Monument
Historical marker is visible in the distance, at the edge of the road.
 
 
Revolutionary War Veteran Marker, from the street Photo, Click for full size
By Gordon Govier, August 21, 2010
4. Revolutionary War Veteran Marker, from the street
Nathaniel Ames grave marker is in the center of the photo, in the distance.
 
 
Revolutionary War Veteran Grave Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Gordon Govier, August 21, 2010
5. Revolutionary War Veteran Grave Monument
 
 
Detail of Revolutionary War Veteran Grave Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Gordon Govier, August 21, 2010
6. Detail of Revolutionary War Veteran Grave Monument
 
 
Detail of Revolutionary War Veteran Grave Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Gordon Govier, August 21, 2010
7. Detail of Revolutionary War Veteran Grave Monument
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2010, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 764 times since then. Last updated on September 6, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 22, 2010, by Gordon Govier of Monona, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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