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Pleasant Mount in Wayne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sarah Mary Benjamin

 
 
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By Don Morfe, September 28, 2015
1. Sarah Mary Benjamin Marker
Inscription. Revolutionary War heroine. At least 101 years old at her death in 1858, she lived here after 1822 and was known for her vivid recollections of the war. Sarah traveled with her husband's New York unit, 1780-1783, doing its sewing and washing and baking bread. She stood guard in his place as a sentinel at Kingsbridge. At Yorktown, she carried food to the soldiers in the heat of the battle.
 
Erected 1992 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 44.399′ N, 75° 26.355′ W. Marker is in Pleasant Mount, Pennsylvania, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Great Bend Turnpike (PA 371/670) and Brannigan Road on Great Bend Turnpike (PA 371/670). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pleasant Mount PA 18453, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Samuel Meredith (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Samuel Meredith (approx. 0.9 miles away); Jirah Mumford (approx. 0.9 miles away); Samuel "Roxy" Rothafel (approx. 6.3 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 6.6 miles away); Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal Miners Memorial
Sarah Mary Benjamin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2015
2. Sarah Mary Benjamin Marker
(approx. 6.6 miles away); Monkey Run Park (approx. 10.2 miles away); Simpson, Lackawanna County, Pa. (approx. 10.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pleasant Mount.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 6, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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