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April 23, 2016

Mystery: War Of 1812 Veteran’s Gravestone Found In Bridgewater Basement

This is a fascinating story of a War Of 1812 Veteran’s Gravestone Found In Bridgewater Basement

The gravestone belonged to Jabez Harden, born 1796, died 1879, veteran of the War of 1812, but he is not buried there. His original grave is in Pratt Town Cemetery in Bridgewater. 

The mystery is how did Jabez's tombstone end up in a basement? 

Above you can view Jabez's widow's Pension application dated 1879.

1 comment:

Michelle Ganus Taggart said...

I am glad they followed through to make sure they got veterans medallions, but it is just amazing to me that the headstone would end up in a basement for any reason! There are so many stories of headstones "migrating" to other places, but I am just stunned every time I read about it happening.