Sgt. William Warrington - Ostrander, Ohio
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N 40° 15.376 W 083° 12.489
17T E 312211 N 4458539
Quick Description: Located in Millcreek Cemetery near Ostrander, Ohio. Sgt. Warrington was credited with directly saving George Washington's life.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 3/30/2008 3:47:22 PM
Waymark Code: WM3FQH
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
Sgt. William Warrington was born on April 10, 1751 and died May 10, 1850 (according to the new headstone. The original headstone lists the dates as Apr 29, 1751 and May 25, 1851) During this time he served in both the Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812. His service in the Revolution included being a member of George Washington's Elite Corps of Life Guards. Warrington also was credited with directly saving Washington's life when he caught a man trying to poison Washington's drink.

The original headstone is still here, but it isn't in great shape. A newer stone has been placed at the site by the local Masonic organization. There is also a small sign at the cemetery entrance.

Location type: Single Grave

Date of Birth: April 10, 1751

Date of Death: May 10, 1850

Cause of death: Died Later

Grave Marker Text:
(Front) Sgt. William Warrington April 10, 1751 May 10, 1850 Member of General George Washington's Select Corps of Life Guards 1777 1778 (Back) Sgt. Warrington served his country and General Washington at Valley Forge and during the battles of... Brandywine, Del Germantown, Pa. Morristown, N.J. and Trenton, N.J. He also served in the war of 1812 Sgt. Warrington saved the life of the future first President of the United States of America by arresting a presumed friend in the act of poisoning the General's drink. Washington banished the man to Canada.

Ranks: Not listed

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