More Revolutionary War Patriots Identified in Lovettsville

We have located additional Lovettsville Revolutionary War Patriots, thanks to a database of burials compiled by the Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (VASSAR).

This includes three buried at the old Reformed (St. James) Cemetery, one at the Old Presbyterian Cemetery, and seven more at New Jerusalem Lutheran Cemetery.  Researchers had already identified eight Revolutionary War burials at New Jerusalem. This makes a total there of 15, of which 12 have headstones and three are unmarked.

The newly-discovered burials at the old Reformed and Presbyterian Cemeteries are:

Old Presbyterian Cemetery

George Shumaker headstone, Old Presbyterian Cemetery
George Shumaker headstone, Old Presbyterian Cemetery

SHUMAKER (SCHUMACHER), George:  born 26 Oct 1763, died 30 Dec 1834. Military service:  Capt. John Cope’s Co. of Militia, Frankkoney Twp, Philadelphia.  Spouse: Magdalena “Mary” Frantz (married 1789).  His father Daniel served in the Fairfax County Militia in the French-Indian War.






Reformed (St. James) Cemetery (Lovettsville Road, near Community Center)

MULL, David: born 5 May 1731, Germany; died 27 Dec 1794. Patriotic Service, Gave material aid to the Revolutionary cause. Spouse: Eva Margaret Boothe. No gravestone found.

Philip Souder headstone, Reformed Cemetery
Philip Souder headstone, Reformed Cemetery

SOUDER, Philip, Sr: born 10 Apr 1760, died 24S ep 1821. Patriot Service: supported Revolutionary cause by paying supply tax included in his personal property tax in 1782, Prince William County.  Spouse: Susana Boger.  Cemetery Row 17, Site 177.







WIRE, William: born c.1753, died 27 Feb 1840.  Military Service: Capt. J. Lewis in 7th Co., VA Regt from Frederick Co, VA. No gravestone found.

In our next issue, we will discuss the Revolutionary War Patriots buried at New Jerusalem, five of whom will be honored at a grave-marking ceremony on July 24, which is being sponsored by the Fairfax Resolves SAR Chapter (Fairfax and Loudoun Counties VA), and the Sgt. Lawrence Everhart SAR Chapter (Frederick County, MD).



July 2, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.

New Jerusalem Lutheran Cemetery, Lovettsville