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Patriot Robert Lemon's 260th birthday celebration on Saturday, October 6, 2012, brought more than 90 people  including about 40 relatives from 10 states  to his gravesite on Creasy Springs Road to dedicate a new marker honoring his service in the Revolutionary War.  At the ceremony, the MOSSAR Color Guard from the Missouri Society of Sons of the American Revolution fired a salute.

Photo of Patriot Robert Lemon.

Patriot Robert Lemon's 260th birthday celebration on Saturday, October 6, 2012, brought more than 90 people  including about 40 relatives from 10 states  to his gravesite on Creasy Springs Road to dedicate a new marker honoring his service in the Revolutionary War.  At the ceremony, the MOSSAR Color Guard from the Missouri Society of Sons of the American Revolution fired a salute.

Patriot Robert Lemon
American Revolution War Patriot Dedication
Lemon Cemetery
Creasy Springs Road
Columbia, Missouri
Saturday, October 6, 2012



Shown here is the grave markers of Patriot Robert Lemon.

Patriot Robert Lemon's 260th birthday celebration on Saturday, October 6, 2012, brought more than 90 people including about 40 relatives from 10 states to his gravesite on Creasy Springs Road to dedicate a new marker honoring his service in the Revolutionary War. At the ceremony, the MOSSAR Color Guard from the Missouri Society of Sons of the American Revolution fired a salute, descendant Cindy Schermer gave a talk on the Lemon family history and chaplain James Cunningham gave the invocation.

Patriot Robert Lemon was born in 1752 in County Tyrone, Ireland. The family is uncertain when he emigrated to Pennsylvania colony. He detailed his service in four separate militia units from 1776 to 1781 in an 1832 application for a federal pension, which was granted at the rate of $74.43 per year. Lemon fought in the September 1777 Battle of Brandywine Creek in Pennsylvania as well as the Battle of Eutaw Springs in 1781 in North Carolina.

At the ceremony, the MOSSAR Color Guard from the Missouri Society of Sons of the American Revolution fired a salute, descendant Cindy Schermer gave a talk on the Lemon family history and chaplain James Cunningham gave the invocation.

At the Battle of Brandywine Creek, a British victory, Lemon received a saber wound that left a scar on his face. Patriot Lemon was a tailor by trade until he took up farming after moving to Boone County in 1824. Patriot Lemon didn't just leave his mark by fighting for freedom from Britain and raising a large family, he was among the Boone Countians who donated money to bring the University of Missouri to Columbia and made education a priority for his children.

Compatriot J.Y. Miller of Glasgow, President of the M. Graham Clark Chapter, was master of ceremonies. Just before the marker was unveiled, he looked around and noted the size of the crowd. "Most of us would hope that at least a few friends would attend our funeral," he said. "How many of us can hope to be remembered like this 260 years after we are born?".

Left Photo (L-R): Compatriot James L. Scott (Western CG Commander), Compatriot David Leigher, Compatriot Jack Quint, Compatriot Bryan Bradford, Compatriot Bill Grote, Loretta Paris, (Adam Yeager DAR Chapter), Compatriot Bill Groth, and Compatriot Alvin L. Paris.

Center Photos: Patriot Robert Lemon and below his photo is his final resting place and dedidicated grave markers.

Right Photo (L-R): Compatriot James L. Scott (Western CG Commander), Compatriot David Leigher, Compatriot Jack Quint, Compatriot Bryan Bradford, Compatriot Bill Grote, Loretta Paris, (Adam Yeager DAR Chapter), Compatriot Bill Groth, and Compatriot Alvin L. Paris.




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