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Lieut Thomas Buffington
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Birth: 1756, USA
Death: 1814, USA

Lt. Thomas Buffington served in Capt. Weaver's company.
He spent his first months during the Revolutionary War, guarding British and Hessian prisoners at Lancaster, PA.
He was discharged from the Colonial Army October 20, 1781.

The new stone you see to the right, was placed on Thomas' grave on Veteran's Day 2004. This event was covered by the local ABC news affiliate TV-27.

Ironically, Thomas' great grandfather, Richard Buffington, owned the land in the forks of the Brandywine River. During the Battle of Brandywine, the ford across the river, named for the Buffingtons, was the northern-most guarded point by the Colonials. This information is verified by the Brandywine Battlefield Historical Society & Visitors Center. If you have the opportunity to visit the battllefield, sit and watch the video at the Visitor's Center.

The new stone you see to the right, was placed on Thomas' grave on Veteran's Day 2004. This event was covered by the local ABC news affiliate TV-27.

Richard Buffington, Thomas' great-grandfather, was a friend of, and surveyor for, William Penn. Richard was also written of by Benjamin Franklin in his Pennsylvania Gazette in 1739.
Lt. Thomas Buffington is remembered on a plaque affixed to the gates of the Harrisburg Cemetery, honoring those who served in the Revolutionary War. 
 
Burial:
Harrisburg Cemetery
Harrisburg
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Daniel Buffington
Record added: Jul 24, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6632340
Lieut Thomas Buffington
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Lieut Thomas Buffington
Added by: Glenn Koons
 
Lieut Thomas Buffington
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I'm so proud that you are my 4th great grandfather. Thank you for your service. Rest in peace.
- Judy Meredith
 Added: Feb. 8, 2014

- DAR Harrisburg Chapter R.I.P.
 Added: Oct. 13, 2013
Remembering you on Patriots Day Thank You for your service
- Yvette Bixler
 Added: Apr. 15, 2013
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