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Revolutionary War patriot gets new marker

August 20, 2009

JONES SPRING, W.Va. -- A dedication ceremony was held recently at the new bronze marker on the grave of Revolutionary War patriot Jacob Stuckey, who died on Jan. 17, 1844.

Attending the ceremony were nearly 80 Stuckey family descendants from numerous states as well as Daughters of the American Revolution members from the Conococheague and Antietam chapters in Maryland, Shenandoah Valley, Va., William Henshaw and Pack Horse Ford from West Virginia and Urbana from Ohio.

The Stuckey family cemetery is in Jones Spring in Berkeley County, W.Va., where Jacob Stuckey lived from 1781 until his death 63 years later.

During the Revolutionary War, he served as a private in the Pennsylvania militia out of Codorus Township in Capt. Shyrrer's company.

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After finishing his military service, Jacob Stuckey married Margaret Cline of Pennsylvania and came to Berkeley County, W.Va., to live. They raised a family of eight children.

Jacob Stuckey's land was divided among his sons after his death and included the family cemetery, which is now on a tract of land owned by the Ashton family.

At the ceremony, Diane Sanford, a chapter regent with Conococheague Chapter of the DAR, gave the introductions and conducted the ceremony.

Maryland State Regent Ruann George brought greetings. Christina Jarvis, chapter registrar, gave the invocation. Also participating were Rebecca Conrad, past regents Dorcas Maye and Nancy Marschner, and chaplain Harriett Downey.

Melissa Stuckey Winstead and her father, Floyd Stuckey Sr., unveiled the marker.

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