Genealogy Tip: Revolutionary War Burial Records

One of GenealogyBank’s best resources is the collection of Revolutionary War Burial Records. They are found in the Historical Documents & Records section, which has extensive military historical material and records.

For example, here is a report giving details of Revolutionary War soldiers buried in the Village Cemetery in Orwell, Addison County, Vermont.

Photo: Fifth report of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. October 11 1901 – October 11 1902, pages 294-295
Source: GenealogyBank, Fifth report of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. October 11 1901 – October 11 1902, pages 294-295.

Included in this report is an image of Ebenezer Hulburd’s (1747-1819) tombstone, along with a transcription of the epitaph on the stone.

Photo: Ebenezer Hulburd’s tombstone, Fifth report of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. October 11 1901 – October 11 1902, page 295
Source: GenealogyBank, photo of Ebenezer Hulburd’s tombstone, Fifth report of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. October 11 1901 – October 11 1902, page 295.

Here is the transcription of his epitaph.

Photo: transcription of the epitaph on Ebenezer Hulburd’s tombstone, Fifth report of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. October 11 1901 – October 11 1902, page 295
Source: GenealogyBank, transcription of the epitaph on Ebenezer Hulburd’s tombstone, Fifth report of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. October 11 1901 – October 11 1902, page 295.

We are fortunate to have this tombstone image. In searching other genealogical sites online, I did find a gravestone for Ebenezer Hulburd on Find-a-Grave – but the image was of a more modern gravestone.

It might be that the earlier tombstone has not survived and was replaced by the more modern headstone.

Gratefully, this photograph of Ebenezer Hulburd’s likely original tombstone, along with a full transcription of his epitaph, has survived in the Daughters of the American Revolution’s annual report, and is preserved digitally in GenealogyBank.

There are a number of resources in GenealogyBank’s Historical Documents & Records collection, including:

  • U.S. military records
  • Pension records including:
    • Revolutionary War pension records
    • Civil War pension records
  • Widows’ claims
  • U.S. government land grants
  • Historical maps including:
    • Old land & property maps
    • Military & war battle maps
    • Burial & cemetery maps
  • U.S. Congressional Serial Set
  • American State Papers

Come take a look today and see what you can discover about your ancestors!

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