Roger Larkins Grave Marking – Sept. 24

Calling all Compatriots!

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter will be hosting a grave marking ceremony for Pvt. Roger Larkins of the North Carolina Militia on Saturday, September 24, at 2:00 PM.  The ceremony will be at the Larkins Cemetery in rural Trigg County, Kentucky.  Please use this Google Map to find your directions to the cemetery.

Roger Larkins was a Patriot of the American Revolution in North Carolina and also served, at the age of 50, in Johnson’s Kentucky Mounted Infantry in the War of 1812 … America’s Second War of Independence!

This grave marking is the culmination of months of labor and fundraising by descendants.  The exact location of Patriot Larkins’ grave is unknown and lost to time.  However, this cemetery which bears his family name is the resting place of most of his children.  Since his burial site is unknown, descendants have been unable to secure a Veteran’s Administration headstone in his name.  Over the past year Anita Larkins McDonald has worked with her many cousins to raise a total of $600 to purchase an exact replica of a VA headstone.  The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter contributed, as well, in order to have the SAR logo engraved in the stone.

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter invites all Compatriots in uniform to come and take part in our ceremony to honor Roger Larkins.  SAR and DAR chapters are invited to present their wreaths.

Contact triggpatriots@usa.com for more information.

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