Dayton Daily News - Neighbors section June 18,2009
A ceremony to mark the grave of Revolutionary War Patriot Martin Henry Keever was held June 13 at the Springboro Cemetery, 2348 W. Lower Springboro Road [Springboro, Ohio]
The event unveiled the plaque placed on the grave stone by The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution acknowledging the service of Martin Keever. The gave marking ceremony was jointly sponsored by the Jonathan Wright Chapter [Springboro] and Elias Kent Kane Chapter [St. Charles, Illinois] of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
Keever was a pioneer, frontiersman and one of the first settlers of Warren County [Ohio]. He migrated from Bedford Co., Pa. to Warren Co., Ohio. He purchased land in Hamilton Co. in 1801 and, at age 79, he was the first to purchase land in Section 30 Clear Creek Twp. His great-grandson reported that Martin was taken prisoner by Native Americans at age 30 and lived with them for two years until he made a daring escape. He was born in 1727 and died in 1824 at age 97. His wife, Christena Schwister-Schweitzer, was as vigorous, dying in 1837 at the age of 100.
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