Revolutionary War Hero Honored With New Grave Marker

PLYMOUTH - For years, Abram Nesbitt's grave was another old marker among many in the Shawnee Cemetery. Faded letters showed his name, age and death date. A new marker now tells another piece of Nesbitt's life and Wyoming Valley history. In front of his

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