Barney Kathan and other Kathan descendants.

On August 11,2013 a dedication of the newly installed marker at the Kathan Cemetery in Putney, Vermont by Barney Kathan past president of the Kathan Family Association.

A PRAYER OF DEDICATION of the newly installed Memorial Marker
KATHAN CEMETERY, Old Depot Road, Putney, Vermont

  Eternal God, in whom we live and move and have our being, you have been our dwelling place in all generations, a source of comfort and strength in our lives, and an ever present help in time of trouble. We are gathered here to dedicate a memorial marker in this old family cemetery, which was the final resting place of Captain John Kathan, members of his family and early settlers of this town. We remember their courage in venturing out in this frontier, and their strength of character as they tamed the wilderness, laid the foundations of this community, built the houses, mills and churches, fought for freedom and independence in the beginnings of a new country. May we resolve to carry on their work and rededicate ourselves to the principles and ideals for which they stood. May this memorial marker ever be a reminder of who they were and what they stood for, and may it help to mark and preserve this place, so future generations will know of the sturdy folk who lived and worked here. May your blessing rest upon this place and upon us. Amen