Revolutionary War Patriots & Friends Honored Today

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The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, joined by Compatriots from Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee, marked the grave of two very special Revolutionary War Patriots in rural Caldwell County, Kentucky, on Saturday, November 14.

Sgt. William Blackburn of the Virginia 5th Regiment and later the army under Gen. George Rogers Clark, and Pvt. William Asherst of the Virginia Militia, were best friends in life and buried near one another in death.  They settled the same area of Caldwell County, a community known as Farmersville, and their lives were intertwined over decades.  Some of their children married one another.

The ceremony was attended by a large uniformed Color Guard of 24 Compatriots, and approximately fifty descendants and interested local residents.  Many of the descendants were “double descended” from both Patriots.  Ten different SAR and DAR chapters presented wreaths as part of the floral tribute, and six riflemen/musketeers fired in the gun salute.

This event marked the final Grave Marking Ceremony for the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter in 2015.

Blackburn Asherst 1

Blackburn Asherst 2

Click here to see a complete photo album of the event.


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