Compatriots Install Mallory Headstone

Four Compatriots from the Kentucky Society ‘invaded” Tennessee on Tuesday to install a memorial headstone for Sgt. William Mallory of the 3rd Virginia Regiment.

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(l to r) Geoff Baggett, Steve Mallory, Jim Mallory, David Mallory

William Mallory lived out his final days on his farm in rural Wilson County, Tennessee.  His exact burial site has been lost to time.  However, SAR Compatriot and descendant Jim Mallory recently succeeded in securing a Veteran’s Administration Memorial Headstone in his memory.  He, along with Steve Mallory and David Mallory, also descended from William Mallory, secured a location for the stone on the Talley Cemetery, a very old cemetery that borders the property of William Mallory.  Indeed, if the Patriot soldier is buried in an organized cemetery, rather than a simple family plot, in all likelihood he rests within the borders of this particular graveyard.

Aided by Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter member and Kentucky State President Geoff Baggett, on Tuesday the Mallory descendants installed the headstone on a preselected spot in the oldest part of the Talley Cemetery.  Jim Mallory led the engineering on the project, while the other men provided the “muscle.”

Here are close-ups of the lovely stone.  The SAR logo is displayed prominently on the back of the headstone.

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Compatriots from Tennessee and Kentucky are planning to hold a Patriot Grave marking Ceremony at the site on Sunday, August 12, at 4:00 PM.

One Response to “Compatriots Install Mallory Headstone”

  1. Kenneth Mallory Says:

    As a decendent of William Mallory I was very impressed with the grave marking ceremony. Kenneth Mallory

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