Archive for April, 2016

Chapter Marks Patriot Grave in Logan County

Posted in Uncategorized on April 24, 2016 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Yesterday the fourteen Compatriots of the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, joined by fellow Kentucky Compatriots from the Lt. Robert Moseley Chapter and other Compatriots from Indiana and Tennessee, marked the headstone of Virginia Patriot Reuben Browning in the Lewisburg Community.  Twenty Compatriots in uniform took part in the ceremony.

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Approximately one hundred people from the local area, including approximately twenty-five descendants, took part in the observance.  In addition to the customary SAR program the group enjoyed a classic Bluegrass string ensemble and choir that led both patriotic and spiritual music selections for the service.  Descendant Dwight Cockrill brought the biographical salute.

Reuben Browning served in the American Revolution alongside his five brothers as a member of the Culpeper County, Virginia, Militia.  After the war he settled in northern Logan County, Kentucky where he lived a very long and distinguished life.  He died at the age of 94 and was buried on his family farm.  The original grave site still exists, but is in an inaccessible location on a private farm.

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Descendant Pete Lehman was successful in obtaining a VA headstone and had the stone placed in the community cemetery approximately one mile from his original grave site.Web 2.jpg

To view a photo album from the event, please visit here.

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Rick Sheets at High Point Museum!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Educational Presentation, Rick Sheets on April 17, 2016 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

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Rick Sheets, our long-distance North Carolina compatriot, interpreted the historic uses of cow horn at the first Colonial Trades Day at The High Point Museum in Highpoint, NC on the 16th of May, 2016. He really enjoys showing the little ones the use of engraved powder horns during our Revolutionary War as well as the flintlock guns of that time. The public is always amazed at the variety of uses of horn- the first plastic!

Chapter President Speaks for the Col. Wendell Oury DAR in Murray

Posted in Uncategorized on April 13, 2016 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

Geoff Baggett provided the program for this past Saturday’s monthly meeting of the Wendell Oury Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Following his presentation chapter Regent Jane Shoemaker presented him with a gift.

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The two chapters partnered together for a Patriot Grave Marking ceremony for William Bonner in 2015.  They will be working together again in 2016 to mark three Patriot graves in Calloway County in November.