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 (http://bit.ly/1haZgDp ) 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, http://www.theintelligencer.net