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Patriot Obituaries and Burials


Maryland: Richard Nagle & John Baum

Richard Nagle, Sr. and John Baum are Revolutionary War veterans who are buried together in a corn field two miles outside of Patton, PA.  The gravesite has attracted much attention over the years.  In 1976 the Quehmahoning Chapter (now defunct) of the Daughters of the American Revolution started the cemetery revitalization project, erecting tombstones to mark the graves of these two soldiers.  (It is believed by family members that John's father, Jacob Baum, is also buried there).  Many people can trace their northern Cambria County roots to the Nagle and Baum families.  See photos of the burial site below, which is now taken care of by the Patton VFW Post, and each May prior to Memorial Day, they go out and paint and clean up the area.


Richard Nagle died on February 9, 1837.  His obituary was found in the Ebensburg Sky, Cambria County, PA, on March 14, 1837.

ANOTHER HERO GONE:   Died at the residence of his son in law in Susquehanna Township, Cambria County, on Thursday the 9th day of last month, Mr. Richard Nagle, in the ninety third year of his age.  The deceased emigrated from Ireland in 1761 and served his adopted country with zeal and fidelity throughout the glorious war of the Revolution.  He was a brave, honest, upright man, and a useful patriotic citizen.  He resided upwards of forty years within the limits of this county, and has left a numerous progeny of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, to inherit the rich legacy of an honorable name." 

In the "History of Cambria County", by Henry Wilson Storey, Page 555 of Volume 1.  This passage is about Richard Nagle and lists the following:

"NAGLE, RICHARD.  He served under Gen. Washington in 1776 to 1783.  He was one of the early pioneers in the McGuire community of Loretto.  In 1826 the state of Pennsylvania granted him an annuity of $40 per year for his service at Valley Forge, Germantown, Long Island and elswhere.  He died in 1823 (this is the date of his will not his death date), and his wife Mary survived him.  He had several children, among them Jacob and Honor..."  It goes on to list other info, but this much is basically about Richard.



South Carolina: Ord. Sgt James Taylor Lanman

Burial in the Lanman Cemetery, Mt. Gilead, Perry County, Indiana

In 1955 James' great grand daughter, Linnie Lanman Van Winkle (1880-1974), requested and received a US Government marker and dedication of his grave for his service and patriotism in the Revolutionary War.


Pennsylvania: John Leiter, PS


John Leiter's Tombstone

St. John's (Barner's) Lutheran Church, Liverpool, Pennsylvainia.

John Leiter was born in 1758 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and died 04 December 1833.  He married Barbara Page who was born in 1761 and died in 1825. She is buried beside her husband.



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