Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - Revolutionary Daughter

This plaque is mounted to the gravestone of Mary Ann Hess Cryder. It reads:

MARY ANN HESS CRYDER
Daughter of a
Revolutionary War
Soldier
Placed by
Alida Bliss Chapter
D. A. R.


Mary Ann's father was Balzer Hess. The Cryder's were originally from the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area, and settled in rural Morris, Grundy, Illinois before 1840. They are some of the original settlers of Grundy County [see grandson Eugene's biography].


MARY ANN
Wife of
HENRY CRYDER
Died
Sep. 27, 1854
Aged 72 Yrs

Photographed in Aux Sable Cemetery, Aux Sable Township, Grundy, Illinois

© 2013 Sally Knudsen

3 comments:

  1. Great plaque on Mary Ann's tombstone. It gives you info on her & her Dad.

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  2. So Mary Ann has a plaque and a gravestone? That is impressive. I didn't know that the DAR put up plaques for the daughters of Patriots. Very good of them.

    These days I am reading so often about immigrants who settled in Illinois.

    Thanks.

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