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  ã The Waynesville Gazette QktuAiLes ANNAMARY NULL DOYLESPRING ORO SOLDEST NATIVEDIESAT 100 IN WAYNESVILLE AnnaMaryNullDoyle,100year-olddescendantof18thcenturyVirginia QuakersettlersatSpringborodiedpeacefullyinhersleepatQuakerHeights NursingHomeat3:50p.m.onTuesday,ãMarch25.Mrs.Doyle,thewidowofIraB. Dutch Doyle,anengineerfortheFarquhar Furnace Company atWilmington,hadbeenaresident of Quaker Heightssince lateFebruaryaftersufferingasuddenillnessatthehistoricVictorianSpringboro homethatshehadoccupiedsince1906.Shespentherlifetimewithinfivemiles ofherbirthplace,atwostorybrickruralfarmhousebuiltbyhergrandfatherJacob Null in 1833. ShewasadirectdescendantofVirginiaQuakerswhohelpedorganize SummertonFriendsMeetinginthe17thcentury.Hermaternalkinworshipedat SummertonFriendsMeetingHouseuntil1870whenthey,theHarefamily,moved toSpringboroandtransferredtheirmembershiptotheVillage sOrthodoxFriendsMeetingworshipthereuntiltheMeetingwaslaiddown.Mrs.Doyle smother,theformerFrancesAnnaHare,marriedSpringboronative,WilliamA.Null,in.1885.Null sfather,Jacob,helpedfoundtheSpringboroMethodistChurchin1836.FrancesNulljoinedthechurchFebruary 18 1903. Herpaternalgreat-great-grandfather,HenryNull,senthissons,Charlesand Christian,toSpringboroin1798forpresettlement.Mrs.Doyle sgreat-grandfather,CharlesandChristian,hergreat-great-uncle,anAmericanRevolutionveter an,builtatwostoryloghousewhichhasbeenpreservedatSpringboro sHeatherwoodGolfCourse.Mrs.DoylehadvisitedtheloghouserestoredbytheSpringboroHistoricalSociety,viaahorsedrawncarriagelastAugust4onher 100thbirthday... ãMrs.Doylelivedaquiet,peaceful,dignifiedlife. Her entirelifewastheloveandcare of herfamilyandherhouse.Shemanaged her homeandfivemembersofherfamily untiltheirdeaths. Inadditiontoalifetimeofhomemaking,Mrs.Doylewasanewscorrespon-i dentfor52yearsfortheMiddletownJournal.Survivorsincludeoneniece,Mrs.Paul(Janet)KuhnofKettering,acousin s widowandlifetime frien Mrs.EmmaJaneHestonNullofSpringboroandafew area cousins. ,ClosedcasketgravesideserviceswillbeheldatSpringboroCemeteryat 11:00a.m.onFriday,.March28.UnglesbyFuneralHomeatFranklinhandled   funeralarrangements. ,   ã The Waynesville  azette  Ut UAliiS ANNA MARY NULL DOYLE SPRINGBORO S OLDEST   NATIVEDIESAT100INWAYNESVILLE AnnaMaryNull Doyle, 100 year-olddescendant of 18th centuryVirginia Quakersettlers at Springboro died peacefully in hersleep at QuakerHeights . Nursing Home at 3:50 p.m. on Tuesday,-March 25. Mrs. Doyle, thewidow ofIra B.  Dutch Doyle, an engineerfor the Farquhar   Furnace Company at Wilmington, had been a residentof QuakerHeightssincelateFebruary after suffering a sudden illness atthe historic Victorian Spnngboro homethat shehad occupied since 1906. Shespent her lifetirhe within five pules of her birthplace, a two story brick ruralfarmhouse built by her grandfather Jacob Nullin 1833. ^,uuia She was a direct descendant of VirginiaQuakers who helpedorgamze. Summerton Friends Meeting in the17thcentury. Hermaternalkinworshiped atSummertonFriendsMeetingHouse until1870when they, the Harefamily,moved to Springboro and transferredtheirmembership to the Village s Orthodox Friends Meetingworship there until the Meeting was laid down. ..nã *u Mrs. Doyle s mother, the formerFrancesAnnaHare, mamed Spnngboro nativeWilliam A. Null,in 1885. Null s father, Jacob,helpedfound the SpringboroMethodistChurch in 1836. Frances Null joined the churchFebruary 18,1903.*   Herpaternal great-great-grandfather, HenryNull, sent hissons, Charles and Christian to Springboro in1798 for presettlement. Mrs. Doyle s great-grandfa therCharles and Christian, her great-great-uncle, an Amencan Revolutionveter an  built a two story loghouse whichhas beenpreserved at Spnngboro s Heatherwood Golf Course. Mrs. Doyle had visited the log houserestored by the , SpringboroHistoricalSociety, via a horse drawn carriage lastAugust 4 on her 100thbirthday.. - Mrs. Doyle lived a quiet, peaceful,dignified life. Her entire lifewasthe love and care of her familyand her house.Shemanaged her home andfive members ofherfamily untiltheirdeaths.ã In addition toa lifedme of homemaking, Mrs. Doyle wasa news correspon- < dentfor 52 yearsforthe MiddletownJournal. Survivorsinclude one niece, Mrs. Paul Janet) Kuhn of Kettenng, a cousin s widow and lifetime friend, Mrs.Emma JaneHestonNull of Springboro and a few areacousins.* Closedcasketgravesideservices will be held at Spnngboro Cemetery at- : 11:00 a.m.on Friday.,March 28. Unglesby Funeral Home atFranklinhandled   funeralarrangements..:  National cemetery to be restingplace for 18th century vet By Benjamin Kline STAFF WRITER There willbe one last musterSaturday fora veteran ofthe Revolutionary Army who came outto Ohio andended upina neglected but not-quite-forgotten grave. ' Members ofthe RichardMontgomery Chap terofthe Sons ofthe AmericanRevolution plan to disinter theremains of Christian Null at hisfamilyplot in Warren County sClearcreek Twp., thenrebury him with honors at the Day ton NationalCemetery, 4100 W.ThirdSt. Ralph C. Reed of Dayton,one of the chap ^ ter's95 members,said theywantto have a soldier from the Revolution among the 28,000 buried atthe national cemetery frorn other wars,includingtheWar of 1812, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II and the KoreaandVietnam conflicts. This wouldbethefirstContinentalthere. Theyfound Null s name on a roster of veter answhocame to Ohio, as many did when a cash-short Congress gave veteransgrants oflandinstead of payment for their services. Accordingto governmentrecords held by Lyle Norby, director of thenationalcemetery, Christian Null wasborn in 1770.In1782 he joined theRevolutionary Army andserved three enlistments under Col. Alexander L ^ rey and Capt. DavidMcQueenin Co.4 7th Batallion ofthe Lancaster County,Pa.,Militia. While British Gen. Charles Cornwallis sur- BILL SHEPHERD/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Grave ofveteran Christian Null rendered in October 1781, Britaintheindepen dent coloniesdid not a peace treaty until 1783.Nulldied in 1832 andwas buried in what wasthena family plot onhis ownfarm in ClearcreekTwp.,southof Springboro. A collateral descendant and SAR chapter of ficer, Paul Swartzel of Kettering, smd he  wasn t tookeen on the idea of disturbingthe veteran srest and still has  reservations about it. But a year of research didnot turn upany direct descendantsstill in this area, he said.SEE GRAVE/7 ||,j?'iri^,sT.o,u-r.na GONTINUEDFROM/1  Apparently his wife was notburied with him, but went over to Jackson- burg, Ind.,with some of hischildren, Swartzel said. He andReed also found traces of Null s descendants, but no liv ingones, at Nulltown, Ind. Reedsaid a Warren Countygenealo gisthelped tolocate Null s grave but theyarenot sure what liesInside it. Prellminaiytests have shown it con tains a brick vaulting, whichwas a lin- Dayton Daily News/TheJou Saturday December6,1'98 er used beforeconcretevaults.  That must mean he hadmoney when he died, Reed said.  We are hop ing to findan iron coffin with a mum- myin it. That would be beautiful.  wIt alsowouldbe extraordinary for an 1832 grave in rural Ohio.If they find >alo nothing but dust. Reed said a quantity ' but of that would be removed for storap at   it theMartinFuneral Home Northridge, con and then reburial at the national ceme ilin- tery inafew weeks. irn l  er ld  6  We're mainly tryingto catch, up withthe DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution). They ve done so muchwith cemeteries, Reed said. j Norbysaid a new grave is beingre served nearthe traffic circle and monu ment at the national .cemetery. Burial there is free to veterins, and the SAR hascoveredotherexpenses. Reed said the plan isto conduct a memorialservicefor Null on Armed ForcesDay,May16.  National cemetery  ã.H tobe resting place for  8th century vet By BeniamiiiKline STAFFWRITER TherewillbeonelastmusterSaturdayfora veteran ofthe Revolutionary Army who came outto Ohio and ended upina neglected but not-quite-forgottengrave. Members ofthe RichardMontgomery Chap terofthe Sons ofthe AmericanRevolution plan to disinterthe remains of Christian Null at his familyplot in WarrenCounty sClearcreek Twp., then rebury him with honors at the Day ton National Cemetery, 4100 W. Third St. Ralph C. Reedof Dayton, oneof the chap-^ ter s95 members, said theywantto have a soldierfrom the Revolution among the 28,000 buried atthe nationalcemetery from other wars, includingtheWar of 1812, Civil War, Spanish-AmericanWar, World Wars I and H and the Korea and Vietnam conflicts. This wouldbethefirstContinentalthere. They found Null s nameon a roster of veter answho came to Ohio,asmany did when a cash-short Congress gave veteransgrants of land instead of payment fortheir services. Accordingto governmentrecords held by Lvle Norby, director of thenationalcemetery, Christian Null wasborn in 1770. In 1782 he joined theRevolutionary Armyand served threeenlistments under Col. Alexander Low- rey and Capt. DavidMcQueenin Co. 4 7th Batallion of the Lancaster County,Pa.,Militia. While British Gen. CharlesCornwallissur- BILL SHEPHERD/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Grave ofveteran Christian Null rendered in October 1781,Britain theindepen dent colonies did not a peace treaty until 1783.Null died in 1832 and wasburied in whatwasthen a familyplot onhisownfarm in ClearcreekTwp., south of Springboro. A collateral descendant and SAR chapter of ficer, Paul Swartzel of Kettering, s^d he  wasn t too keen on the idea of disturbing the veteran s rest andstillhas  reservations about it. But a year of research did not turn up any direct descendantsstill in this area, he said. ^SEEGRAVE/7 Dayton Dally News/The Journal Herald Saturday December6,1986  Apparently his wifewas not buried with him but went over to Jacjcson- burg, Ind., with some of his children, Swartzel said. He and Reedalsofound traces of Null s descendants,but no liv ing ones, at Nulltown, Ind. Reed said a Warren Countygenealo gisthelped to locateNull s grave but theyare not sure what lies inside it. Preliminaiytests have shown it con tains a brick vaulting, which was a lin er used beforeconcretevaults.  That must mean he had money when he died, Reed said. Weare hop ingto find an iron coffin with a mum my in it. That would be beautiful. It also would be extraordinary for an 1832 grave in rural Ohio.If theyfind nothing but dust. Reed said a quantity of that would be removed for storage at theMartin Funeral Home, Northridge, and then reburial at thenational ceme tery ina fewweeks. We re mainly trying to catch, up with the DAR (Daughters of the Ameri canRevolution). They ve donesomuch with cemeteries, Reed said. Norbysaid a newgrave is beingre servednearthe traffic circle and raonu- | ment at thenational.cemetery. Burial there is free to veterkns, and the SAR hascoveredotherexpenses. Reedsaid the plan isto conduct a memorial servicefor Null on Armed ForcesDay,May16.

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Jul 23, 2017
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