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Grave Marker Dedication for Revolutionary War Veteran

LARKSVILLE — A veteran from the Revolutionary War now has a grave marker at a cemetery in Luzerne County.

A grave marking ceremony was held at the Shupp Cemetery in Larksville on Monday.

The cemetery is full of veterans’ graves, but many of them are unmarked.

The Daughters of the American Revolution raised $500 to place a marker at the grave of Absalom Case. His 8th, 9th, and 10th generation descendants were there for the unveiling.

“It is such a great honor that Shawnee Fort got the money together through fundraising and got the stone for him so that now, when people come to visit the grave, they’ll know that he was a Revolutionary War soldier,” said 8th generation descendant Mary Beth Konrad of Plymouth.

Absalom Case was buried in this part of Luzerne County back in 1828.

On 5/26/14, this story was updated to correct the year of Absalom Case’s death. He died in 1828, not 1858.


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