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War of 1812 vet's grave marker found in Wheeling

November 4, 2013
Associated Press

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — The grave marker of a War of 1812 veteran has been unearthed in Wheeling during a construction project.

City Manager Robert Herron tells The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register ( ) that workers discovered the 6-foot, 1,000-pound obelisk while excavating a former playground that will be the site of a recreation park.

The marker bears the name of Fielder Berry, his wife Elizabeth and one of his sons, George.

Herron says a partial human skeleton also was unearthed. He says the remains and the marker likely aren't related.

The site was a cemetery before the playground opened in 1910.

The grave marker will be installed at Mount Wood Cemetery as a monument to Berry and his family. The skeletal remains will be reinterred at another cemetery.


Information from: The Intelligencer,



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