EATON — On Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11. the Preble County Daughters of American Revolution honored Jeremiah and Elizabeth Frame.
Jeremiah Frame was the first known Revolutionary War soldier to settle in Preble County. He and his wife Elizabeth traveled many miles searching for land with their 11 children. They are buried at their family cemetery located on Washington-Jackson Road.
Barbara Cox, a member of the DAR, explained, a family cemetery was usually located at the back of the property. She noticed a patch of asparagus nearby which usually was a signof the back of the farm property. She also explained, settlers would build near creeks, or waterways, and the property also had those near by.
The Frame family settled in the area before Preble County became a county. Jeremiah Frame died on Dec. 9, 1828.