Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Jacob Will, Patriot

5th great-grandfather of husband
birth - circa 1738 in Germany
death - October 27, 1812 in Littlestown, Pennsylvania
buried Chist United Church of Christ Cemetery, Littlestown, Pennsylvania
"In memory of Jacob Will
who departed this life
on the 27th of October, 1812
Aged 74 Years and 17 days

Remember all you that pass by
As you are now so once was I
As I am now you soon shall be
Therefore prepare to follow me"
I have recently begun researching my husband's Will family line. There had been some indication that Jacob Will (5th great-grandfather) served during the Revolutionary War.

A Find A Grave angel supplied this photograph of Jacob's headstone. Located next to the stone is a Revolutionary War recognition marker.

What amazing people are these volunteers! Offering their valuable time to help family historians.

Thank you, Terri!


  1. What wonderful confirmation of his Revolutionary War service!

  2. Piper,

    Very true! So excited when we saw the photograph! Thanks for stopping by to read and leave a comment.