Jonathan Rood is buried at Rushford NY in  "First Burial Grounds Cemetery".

The following was furnished by his GGGGrandson, Ken Rood:

"Jonathan Rood  (1756-1847) a REV. WAR SOLDIER is buried in the First Burial Grounds Cemetery. I've never been able to Make it up to New York, but wish I had been able too. My Cousin first found Jonathan's grave a few years back, although the headstone is broken and laying on the ground. (I've often wondered if the exact burial location is known.) I've had other photos taken of this badly deteriorating head stone, and I'm wondering if there are other Rev. Soldiers buried in the Cemetery and the state of their stones. I know Jonathan's half brother Silas Taylor (1768-1852) is also buried in this Cemetery, along with many other Taylor's. Has there ever been anything done to try and repair these stones before they are lost forever. Does DAR or SAR identify and mark these graves?  I've seen marker for other Rev. War soldiers, how and by whom are these graves identified and these markers put into place?"


Jonathan Rood served in the Revolutionary war as follows.

Jonathan was one of nine privates listed on the payroll of Lieutenant Jeremiah Chapin's detachment, and in Colonel Elisha Porter's (Hampshire County) regiment.  He and the others enlisted on July 9, 1777 and were discharged August 12, 1777, serving for one month and nine days. (This includes 100 miles travel home).  The detachment marched "by way of Albany near Fort Edward on the alarm at Ticonderoga."  They were each paid two pounds, two shillings and eight pence.  One pound, six shillings were for the thirty nine days service, the balance for travel home. Besides Lieutenant Jeremiah Chapin there were Jeremiah Robinson, Sergeant, and Privates Luther Granger, Titus Bartlet, Jonathan Rood, Samuel Hendrick, Nathan Smith, Tered Green, Samuel Hoak, Benony Jones and Israel Clark.