CooperPixley (1763-1855) was born in Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts on July 16, 1763. Pixley enlisted in Captain Josiah Troop's Company of Colonel Marinus Willett's Regiment of New York Militia, and served from 1778 to 1781. Cooper was present at the battle of Monmouth and participated in General John Sullivan's expedition against the Iroquois in the Finger Lakes area.
Following the Revolution, Pixley lived in New York and Canada. He moved to Portage, Columbia County, Wisconsin in June 1849. Pixley died at the age of 92 in 1855.
Find the day Cooper died, multiply by 2, then subtract from NORTH
Take the day he died, divide by 4, subtract from WEST
Take the years Cooper lived (from the tombstone) add 56, then add to NORTH
Count the total number of benches near both graves, multiply by 136, subtract from WEST.
A Bicentenial $2.00 bill goes to the FTF.
If you did not notice, the years Cooper lived are quoted incorrect on his headstone. That would make him 9 years old when he enlisted. Somehow the stone carver used the date Cooper moved to Portage as the date he died. I can just imagine the controversy of that mistake.
I ask that when you bring a flag with you place it by Cooper's grave. Pause to Remember and Honor the men who fought to gain our liberty. Thank You
The WSQ in the title of this cache is an acronym for Wisconsin Spirit Quest. Wisconsin geocachers have adopted this acronym to designate their cemetery caches. As this is classified as a cemetery cache please note it is NOT hidden on any grave marker or site. If there is a service going on, or folks are visiting their loved ones when you arrive please be respectful and come back at a later time. Your understanding and compassion for those folks will be appreciated.
PLEASE FOLLOW ANY POSTED VISITING HOURS, RESPECT THE RESIDENTS HERE, AND ONLY VISIT DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS IF NO HOURS ARE POSTED
The cache is not located near a grave...Do not disturb monuments. If you find a fallen US flag, please stick it back in the ground. You must sign the cache log to claim a find. As always, please be respectful, and cache in, trash out.