Here lies a patriot
This Independence Day, flags flew on the graves of Revolutionary War veterans buried in Head of Christiana Church Cemetery. The flags are placed prior to Memorial Day each year by the American Legion.
At least 38 Revolutionary War soldiers are known to be buried in the cemetery, located off Nottingham Road in Newark.
They include: Amos Alexander, John Alexander, Capt. Walter Alexander, David Barr, Richard Bennett, Major James Black, Thomas Bradley, Jacob Casho, Benjamin Cowan, William Crawford, Levi Davis, Samuel Davis, John Evans, George Gillespie, George Gillespie (son), John Gillespy, James Hamilton, Thomas Holland, Jacob Houston, William Howard, James Jones, John Jordan, Andrew Kerr, Thomas Kirkwood, John Leech, Rev. John McCreary, Frederick Mingling, John Mitchell, Jacob Moore, John Murphy, Lt. Thomas Rankin, George Russel, Alexander Steele, Allen Steele, Capt. Alexander Thompson, John Waggoner, Dr. George Wallace and John Whann.
A flag flies on the grave of Revolutionary War veteran Levi Davis in Head of Christiana Church Cemetery.