Chapter President Represents Kentucky at a Southern Region Grave Marking Event

On Saturday, October 4, the Lamar County, Alabama, Sons of Liberty Chapter of the Alabama Society hosted a grave marking ceremony near the community of Sulligent. The ceremony honored all five known Revolutionary War Patriots buried in Lamar County. The event was certified as a Southern District (Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana) Color Guard Event.

Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter President Geoff Baggett was invited to speak at the ceremony because one of the five Patriots was his direct-line ancestor. His 5th great-grandfather, Sgt. Richard Priddy, served in the 1st Virginia Regiment of the Continental Line from August 1776 through August 1779. He fought at the bloody Battle of Monmouth and several other engagements and wintered in George Washington’s army at Valley Forge.

Baggett took a detour on the way home from his family vacation in Florida to attend the event. He represented Kentucky in the Color Guard by carrying the Kentucky flag. He also presented the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter wreath and delivered the biographical tribute to his ancestor, Richard Priddy. His wife, Kim, and daughter, Katie, also attended.

Geoff Baggett and Daughter, Katie, at the Grave of their Ancestor

Geoff Baggett and Daughter, Katie, at the Grave of their Ancestor

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