Chapter Marks Patriot Grave in Logan County

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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