George Washington's lil Drummer Boy
In Pennsylvania, United States
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This cache is down an old abandoned road that has been taken over by the owners that own the land around the road and the cache site. Please respect their property and do not wander on their land. Stay on the lane and in the Brawley cemetery area please. If the lane is snow covered or extremely muddy, please park at the beginning of the pasture fence by the barn and walk. Its an easy walk and not that far. Thank you.
To find the lane that leads to George Washington's lil Drummer boy, first you must find the oldest barn in Richmond Township. Easy enough, the date of "1823" is clearly placed at the peek of the barn that faces the road. The lane goes along the barn and cow pasture. ( This is the Brawley Stand Road )
As you walk through the cemetery look for the grave of Joel Jones. Col.Crawford and the Canadota Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolutionary War (DAR) placed a bronze plaque on his stone. The plaque reads Joel Jones 1765 to 1845, Revolutionary Soldier under General George Washington.
Research at the Historical Society shows he joined the Revolutionary War at the age of 16 years and was a laborer and drummer for three years. He went on and joined the 1st Philidalphia Militia Infantry in 1794 and fought in the French and Indian war.
He moved from Bridgewater, Vermont to Pennsylvania in 1816 and settled on the top of the second hill south from Guys Mills. Here he lived with his daughter of his first wife who died in child birth with their second child, and his second wife and their ten children in what was call the deep wilderness. Joel Jones was the third child of twenty-one children of Enos and Mary (Streeter) Jones.
May 2,2007 Brawley Cemetery had an unusual visitor Tuesday, the tornado that jumped back and forth across Tamarac Lake Tuesday evening. A very large, old Pine that sits in the cemetery was split down the middle, amazingly it did not damage any of the old stones. For anyone who drove down Tamarac Drive to see the wraith of the storm, it seemed odd that mostly only pine trees were damaged...Hmmmm, Well same goes here. Another Pine was taken out.
July 5, 2008 Brawley Cemetery was visited by Amazing Visitors !!! beejay & esskay!! who are premium members from Richmond, IN since November 16, 2002. They have found 2446 caches in 16 States as to date. But this isn't what makes them so Amazing. beejay is the great, great, great, grandson of Joel Jones !!! With him this date while in Meadville, PA on a family reunion visit, he brought with him --- 1 great great grandson, 5 great, great, great, grandchildren and 6 great, great, great, great, grandchildren to visit the grave of Joel Jones and "The Little Drummer Boy" Cache. I could not be prouder to have such a prestiges group visit my cache. Thank you beejay and esskay and Keep On Caching!!!
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