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DAR rededicates Revolutionary soldier’s grave


Pictured at the rededication of John Quick’s grave are (from left) Joyce Marot, Joanne Rutzen, Lily Cheney, Anne Lightfoot and Janice Tackett from the Battle Creek Chapter DAR, along with Quick descendant Elizabeth Howells of the Rev. John Andrews DAR Chapter in Watkinsville, Ga. (Photo provided)


Members of the Battle Creek Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution assisted in the rededication of the grave of Revolutionary War patriot John Quick at Quaker Cemetery near Nashville Aug. 10.

Two of Quick’s descendants – Elizabeth Howells, of the Rev. John Andrew DAR chapter in Watkinsville, Ga., and Bernard Groskopf of Central Michigan Chapter Sons of the American Revolution – organized the event and coordinated with Maple Grove Township, as well as neighbors of the cemetery for driveway repair and parking.

Nashville VFW provided the 21-gun salute. A Sons of the American Revolution honor guard gave silent honors and provided a cannon salute.

John Quick was born Oct. 16, 1762, in New Jersey. He enlisted in Pennsylvania Aug. 19, 1776, and served a total of three years, nine months and 17 days. He reportedly crossed the Delaware with Gen. George Washington, was wounded in the attack on Trenton, survived Valley Forge and fought under Gen. Nathanael Greene in the Battle of Monmouth.

He and his wife moved to Maple Grove Township in 1842 where he died May 9, 1851.




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