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MONUMENT TO SETTLERS WILL BE DEDICATED

MONUMENT TO SETTLERS WILL BE DEDICATED

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A monument to Robert Means and other early Rockingham County settlers will be dedicated 2 p.m. June 20 at Glenn's Chapel just off Victory Church Road near Stoneville.

The monument was purchased and placed by Means' descendants.

Means was born in Pennsylvania about 1735 and died in Rockingham County in 1822. In 1779 he, wife Betsey Robertson Means, and their family moved to what is now Rockingham County.

Means had gotten a 135-acre land grant between present day Glenn's Chapel and the Mayo River.

Means Creek in that area was named for the family.

According to family tradition, Means served in the militia at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse.

All Means descendants, and others who are interested, are invited to the dedication.

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