PANDORA — A grave marker service for Israel Hubbard Jr., a Revolutionary War veteran who is buried in Malahan Cemetery near Pandora, will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 8.
The cemetery is located at 6714 Township Road M-6 in Riley Township, Putnam County. This is a project of the Hubbard Program of the Northwest Territory Chapter, Ohio Society, Sons of the American Revolution, working with the John Hancock Chapter in Findlay and the Centennial Chapter in Lima. These chapters make up the Northwest District of the Ohio Society.
Hubbard was born in 1752 in Sunderland, Massachusetts. He enlisted in military service three times from 1775-78.
In approximately 1837, the family moved to Putnam County where Hubbard lived with his son’s family until his death on March 20, 1840, at the age of 88.
He was buried in Malahan Cemetery, an old abandoned family cemetery that the township trustees later cared for and maintained. An inscription at the bottom of his marker reads, “Was a soldier in the Revolutionary War.”
Other organizations involved in the project include American Legion Post 536, Daughters of the American Revolution, Pandora Fire Department, Putnam County Veterans Service Commission and the Jr. ROTC Color Guard unit from the Kenton City Schools.
Anyone who may be a descendant of Hubbard is asked to contact Kurt Dahlberg at 419-270-1511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A second service honoring Revolutionary War veteran Hezekiah Bloomfield Hubbell, who is buried in Hubbell Cemetery on Shifferly Road in Allen Township, will be held at 3 p.m. Sept. 8.
All attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs as the programs are expected to last about an hour.