James Thomas Grave Marking Ceremony is Complete!

Approximately seventy participants, descendants, and guests gathered at the James Thomas Cemetery near the Donaldson Creek in Trigg County to mark the grave of Pvt. James Thomas of the 1st Regiment, North Carolina Line.  James Thomas is the “patriarch” ancestor of the vast majority of Thomases who now populate Trigg County and surrounding areas, having arrived on the Donaldson Creek before 1805.

The James Thomas Grave Site

The James Thomas Grave Site

Fourteen compatriots of the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter were present, thirteen of those in uniform.  They also welcomed a contingent of four Compatriots from the Lt. Robert Moseley Chapter in Owensboro, led by chapter President Gary Tunget.

Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter President Geoff Baggett served as Master of Ceremonies.  Descendant Linda Fritz brought the Biographical Tribute.  Ladies from the James Thomas Chapter of the KSDAR were in attendance, as well.  The local chapter of the Woodmen of the World just completed the installation of a large, permanent flag pole at the entrance to the cemetery.

You can click the image below to have access to the Facebook photo album from the event.

Click Image to visit the Facebook Album

Click Image to visit the Facebook Album

And … once again, our chapter has provided “Today’s Top News Story” at WKDZ Radio.  News Correspondent Travis Faulkner was present to take photos and record audio of the event.  Click the image below to go to the online story and clips …

Click the image to visit the WKDZ radio story!

Click the image to visit the WKDZ radio story!

 

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