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Captain Joseph Davis and Lieutenant William Jones

 
 
Captain Joseph Davis and Lieutenant William Jones Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 27, 2022
1. Captain Joseph Davis and Lieutenant William Jones Marker
Inscription.  

Officers of the Revolution, members of the Sullivan Expedition and brothers in Masonry, killed by warriors of the Six Nations near the summit of Wilkes Barre Mountain April 23, 1779.

July 29, 1779 their bodies were removed to the old Wilkes-Barre Burying Ground and there interred with Masonic ceremonies by Lodge No. 19 in Colonel Procter's artillery regiment of Sullivan's Army.

July 24 1867 the bodies were re-interred under this shaft by Lodge No. 61 F.&A.M.

This memorial erected and dedicated to their memory June 23, 1926 by Lodge No. 61 Free and Accepted Masons.

 
Erected 1926 by Lodge No. 61 Free and Accepted Masons.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative AmericansPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is April 23, 1779.
 
Location. 41° 15.56′ N, 75° 52.118′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Monument is in Hollenback Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at
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or near this postal address: 540 North River Street, Wilkes Barre PA 18702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Permanent Settlement in the Wyoming Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rev. Jacob Johnson, A.M. (about 700 feet away); Frederick and Georgia Post Johnson (about 700 feet away); Henry Brown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Isaac S. Osterhout (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Settlers and War Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Connecticut Settlement (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
 
Also see . . .
1. A History of Lodge No, 61, F. and A.M. (Harvey, 1897). (Submitted on June 29, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Clinton-Sullivan Campaign of 1779. (Submitted on June 29, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Captain Joseph Davis and Lieutenant William Jones Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 27, 2022
2. Captain Joseph Davis and Lieutenant William Jones Monument
Captain Joseph Davis and Lieutenant William Jones Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 27, 2022
3. Captain Joseph Davis and Lieutenant William Jones Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 29, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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