WSQ - Shooks Prairie
In Wisconsin, United States
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Robert enlisted in June 1779 while a resident of Rowan County, North Carolina, and served various times as a private and wagoner in the North Carolina militia.
He moved to Greene County, Georgia, and served various times, in the Georgia militia. He was mustered out (discharged from military service) in September 1783. The length of his entire service was sixteen months. For this service, in 1831, Bailey received an annual pension of $38.33.
In 1811, at age 52, he moved to Kentucky. By 1814, he became convinced that slavery was wrong and gave his slaves their freedom. At the same time he moved his family to Illinois, then Indiana, again Illinois and finally, in 1838, prior to statehood, Robert "retired" to Green County, Wisconsin, to live with his son, William.
Robert died April 17, 1852, at the age of 92 years. He is buried on the western slope of the Fairview/Shook's Prairie Cemetery, which is eight miles west of Monticello, in the Town of Adams, on Cty. Hwy. C. He is buried beside his wife, Elizabeth. Their original headstones still stand today, along with a red granite stone tribute erected by a local DAR Chapter.
You will be seeking a container well hidden within the cemetery. It is not on any gravesite or headstone. Please be respectfull of the graves and those that may be visiting them. Also, please respect the vegetation as there is no reason to harm it.
The cache is hidden at N 42 43.AEF0 W 089 44.BCD4.
Yes, there is an additional digit. Some of the newer GPS's can handle them, so I have provided it for you. To obtain the missing digits, take the sum of the digits for each of the following pieces of information at Robert Bailey's gravesite. Recusively continue to sum them until you obtain a single digt.
A = Year he move to Logan County
B = Date Robert was born
C = His complete age at death plus number of months served.
D = Month/year he enlisted.
E = The year the DAR place the headstone
F = The year that Elizabeth died.
(No hints available.)
- Entrance sign.The only way that you will know that you have arrived. There is no fence around the site.
Last Updated: on 6/8/2014 4:48:19 PM Pacific Daylight Time (11:48 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum