A new headstone and memorial mark the long lost grave of a Revolutionary War veteran. Over three hundred people attended the memorial service for Capt. Daniel Throop (prounounced Troop) at Judd Cemetery in York township on Friday.
Throop served in the 2nd Regiment, Connecticut Light Horse, and according to records fought in the Battle of Lexington in 1775.
Washtenaw Road Commissioner Fred Veigel, Realtor Gary Lillie, and Ann Arbor Attorney and Washtenaw Historic District Commissioner Elmer White spent two years researching Throop’s gravesite and service record. They also raised the money and organized volunteers to acquire the marker and organize the event.
Decedents of Throop drove 140 miles from Alma Michigan in Central Michigan to attend the event. Daniel Throop, Jr. spoke on behalf of the family and thanked the volunteers and crowd for honoring one of their decedents.
Watch a slide show of the memorial service with photos taken by John Reiser.
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