Call it a revolutionary cleanup job at one Bucks County Cemetery.
Work done by strangers with ancestral ties dating back to George Washington.
79 year old Bob Sukup has history literally at his door step.
"That's colonel Arthur Erwin," Bob said as while showing off the grave.
3 Revolutionary War soldiers are buried in his Tinicum Township, Bucks County front yard.
But up until recently you wouldn't know it. The cemetery on River Road has been battling Mother Nature.
"You couldn't see tombstones, everything was completely covered," Bob explained.
Bob bought the property in 2009 but doesn't actually own the cemetery. However he does consider himself the caretaker. Bob says he couldn't find any direct heirs of the original owners, the Erwin family, or anyone to help clean up.
"They figured it's your property, why do you want us to clean your property?" he said.
About a month ago an ancestor of Colonel Erwin, who lives 300 miles away in upstate New York called Bob.
His name is Dick Platt. He's an 80 year old Korean War Veteran who told us he'd been to the cemetery before, saw its condition and simply wanted to help. So Dick and his son spent the day with Bob restoring the cemetery.
23 miles south of the cemetery is Washington's Crossing. It's where George Washington crossed the Delaware Christmas Eve 1776, on boats supplied by Colonel Arthur Erwin. It was a turning point in the Revolutionary war.
"Washington when he was set up here before mounted attack on Trenton had 10-thousand troops."
Park Historian Tom Maddock says some of those soldiers are buried in a gravesite along the rivers banks just a few miles North of the park.
"It's a mass grave we really don't know how many are there," Maddock explained.
As for Bob's cemetery, the clean up continues. Thanks to him and the kindness of strangers, history is preserved and now seen.
"Means a great deal, means a great deal. These guys gave their lives," Bob said.