Patriot Hale & Daughter of the Revolution Moore Honored – Suffield
The Firelands Bicentennial Chapter OHS SAR & Firelands Chapter OHS DAR marked the grave stones and honored Patriot Samuel Hale and true Daughter of the Revolution Julianna Lee Moore on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Kent Corners Cemetery in Suffield, Portage County, Ohio.
Samuel Hale (1741 – 1808) was a soldier, patriot, statesman, peace officer, surveyor and community leader. He learned his military skills as a drummer in the 1st Company, 1st Regiment, Connecticut in 1758 and 1759 where he proved his mettle as a soldier while participating in the French and Indian War during the attack on Fort Carillon (Fort Ticonderoga). Following this service, he continued his association with his local militia unit in Suffield, Connecticut. At the age of 35 he again answered the call to duty when his unit responded to the Lexington alarm on 19 April 1776. Samuel marched with his unit for two days towards Lexington and Concord. Arriving too late for the action, he returned home and continued his endeavors in both the local militia and in public service throughout the remainder of his life. He served until the end of the Revolution as a member of several committees supporting soldier’s families and in a number of positions of public trust including service as a constable, collector of taxes, grand juror, surveyor of highways and selectman. By the completion of the American Revolution, Samuel Hale had been elected as a Captain in the Suffield Militia. In 1803, he visited the Ohio Western Reserve as a representative of the Connecticut Land Company. He later (1805) relocated his family to what is now Suffield, Ohio, in Portage County where many of his descendants remain today. (source: http://suffieldcemetery.blogspot.com/2010/10/nathan-moore-samuel-hale-graves.html )
Julianna Moore was the first wife of Nathan Moore a Patriot from Suffield, Connecticut who settled in Suffield, Ohio.
Color Guard members from Firelands Bicentennial, Western Reserve and Camp Charlotte participated with the Firelands DAR Chapter and family members in the ceremony.