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Near Powell in Delaware County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Thomas Cellar

Revolutionary War Soldier

 
 
Thomas Cellar Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 12, 2020
1. Thomas Cellar Marker
Marker is set in the ground in front of Thomas Cellar’s gravestone.
Inscription.  
Private – Pennsylvania. Born circa 1741, died 6 April 1816, Delaware County, Ohio.

Founder of Liberty Presbyterian Church
 
Erected 2010 by Delaware City Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 6, 1816.
 
Location. 40° 11.664′ N, 83° 3.205′ W. Marker is near Powell, Ohio, in Delaware County. Marker is at the intersection of Olentagy River Road (Ohio Route 315) and Home Road (County Route 124), on the right when traveling south on Olentagy River Road. It is in Liberty Cemetery next to Liberty Presbyterian Church. Automobile access is from Home Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7080 Olentangy River Rd, Powell OH 43065, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Liberty Presbyterian Church / Nathan Carpenter (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gooding House and Tavern / Rural Taverns in Early Ohio History
Thomas Cellar Gravestone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 12, 2020
2. Thomas Cellar Gravestone
In memory of Thomas Cellar, who departed this life April 6, 1817, aged 75 years. He was exemplary as a friend and affectionate as a relative, and, for many years, fulfilled the office of a Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church, with credit and usefulness.
No more the weary Pilgrim mourns, / No more affliction wrings his heart; / The unfettered soul to God returns / Forever he and anguish part. / Receive, O Earth his faded form, / In thy cold bosom let it lie; / Safe let it rest from every storm / Soon must it rise, no more to die.
(1776 star on gravesite)
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(approx. 1.8 miles away); The Four Chaplains (approx. 2.2 miles away); Kingwood Memorial Park Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); James Kilbourne / Anson Williams (approx. 2.3 miles away); Powell WW I Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away); Mulzer Mill Complex (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named Mulzer Mill Complex (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Powell.
 
Regarding Thomas Cellar. Thomas Cellar, a gunsmith by trade, was born in Maryland in 1741 and served as a Revolutionary soldier out of Pennsylvania. In 1802, when Ohio was still a territory, he became the third pioneer to move his family from the east to what is now Liberty Township.
He had bought 4,000 acres in the area of the Liberty Presbyterian Church, which he founded in 1810. T.K. Cellar, a grandson six times removed, has a copy of the deed signed by the country's second president, John Adams. For a number of years, the church met in Thomas' cabin located south of Hyatts Road. He died in 1816.
 
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Four Cellar Gravestones image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 12, 2020
3. Four Cellar Gravestones
This historical marker can be seen on the ground in front of the third gravestone from the left. They read, left to right:
Joseph Cellar, Evalyn Cornelia, his wife. Aug 12, 1818 – Aug 17, 1886. Our Father in Heaven.

In memory of Sarah Flanagan Cellar, wife of Thomas Cellar who departed this life July 18, 1825: aged 68 years. As a neighbor, friend, relative, She was greatly beloved; and having long-lived a christian life, She resigned her breath in hope of immortality.
Welcome sweet hour of full discharge, / That sets our longing souls at large; / Unbinds our chains, breaks up our cell, / And Gives us to our God to dwell. / To dwell with God to feel his love, / Is the full heaven enjoyed above.

Thomas Cuellar (see photo No. 2)

Robert McCoy Cellar, died March 5, 1861 aged 76 years, 3 months A.D. He was an intelligent working Christian and for many years filled the office of Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church. ... He is Thomas Cellar’s son. There is a War of 1812 star on the gravesite.

Case, Robert McCoy Cellar, Joseph Cellar, Evalyn Cornelia Cellar, Sarah Flanagan Cellar
 
Seth Case Gravesite image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 12, 2020
4. Seth Case Gravesite
Nearby is a relatively new government issued gravestone for another Revolutionary War veteran. It reads “In memory of Seth Case, Sergeant, Connecticut State Troops, Revolutionary War. September 29, 1749 – June 4, 1813.” On the gravesite is a bronze star reading “1776 / Army”
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 14, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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Dec. 8, 2022