Revolutionary War Veteran Historical Marker
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
N 42° 56.487 W 089° 22.988
16T E 305566 N 4757068
Quick Description: The Revolutionary War Veteran Historical Marker is located at the entrance to the Prairie Mound Cemetery in Oregon, WI
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 11/13/2007 6:20:45 PM
Waymark Code: WM2K13
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Cheeseheads
Views: 28

Long Description:
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, reared 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
Wisconsin Historical Society
County: Dane

Location: Other

MarkerID: 469

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