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Devon in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Captain Benjamin Bartholomew

 
 
Captain Benjamin Bartholomew Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 28, 2010
1. Captain Benjamin Bartholomew Marker
Inscription.
Capt'n. Benjamin Bartholomew
was born in Great Valley
in the County of Chester
State of Pennsylvania
February 16th anno dom 1752.
At the earliest period of the
Revolutionary War
he left his plough,
and with a heart glowing with patriotism
assumed the military garb.
He served in a seven years war
in the defence of his country.
Headed by the gallant Wayne
and after receiving many wounds
gaining much honour
and seeing his country free
returned to his plough again.
He died on his own fertile
and well cultivated farm
March 31, anno dom 1812
lamented by his relatives and friends
and sincerely regretted
by all his neighbors.
His remains
are here deposited.

 
Location. 40° 3.988′ N, 75° 25.989′ W. Marker is in Devon, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on Valley Forge Road (Pennsylvania Route 1007) 0.4 miles south of U.S. 202, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in The Baptist Church in the Great Valley cemetery, north of the sanctuary. Marker is at or near this postal address: 945 North Valley Forge Road, Devon PA 19333, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured
Capt Benj Bartholomew Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 28, 2010
2. Capt Benj Bartholomew Grave Marker
as the crow flies. The Baptist Church in the Great Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); Anthony Wayne's Headquarters, 1777-78 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Devon Horse Show (approx. 1.5 miles away); Pennsylvania Division (approx. 1.5 miles away); In Memory of Unknown Soldiers (approx. 1.5 miles away); Valley Forge Hut (approx. 1.5 miles away); Generals and Cattle Raids (approx. 1.5 miles away); Anthony Wayne (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Devon.
 
Also see . . .  The Baptist Church in the Great Valley During the American Revolution. (Submitted on March 2, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. AgricultureHeroesMilitaryNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Capt Benj Bartholomew Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 28, 2010
3. Capt Benj Bartholomew Grave Marker
Looking south toward sanctuary.
Capt Benj Bartholomew Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 28, 2010
4. Capt Benj Bartholomew Grave Marker
Valley Forge Road on other side of wall.
Benj & Rachel Bartholomew Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 28, 2010
5. Benj & Rachel Bartholomew Grave Marker
The Baptist Church in the Great Valley image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
6. The Baptist Church in the Great Valley
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 631 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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