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Two Graves, Two Locations, One Day!

Posted in Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter, Grave Marking with tags , on September 15, 2015 by Colonel Trigg - Virginia Militia

The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter hosted a chapter “first” on Saturday.  Chapter compatriots hosted grave markings at two different locations in Trigg County on the same day!

The first Patriot honored at 10:00 AM was Joel Cohoon, a Private in the North Carolina Militia in the Edgecombe County Regiment.  He settled in Christian/Trigg County in the early 1800’s.  His grave lies under the water of Lake Barkley, near the mouth of Donaldson Creek.  Descendants have placed a headstone on the bluff overlooking the site in the Griff Calhoun Cemetery.Joel Cohoon Stone

The Col. Stephen Trigg color guard was joined by men from the Tennessee Society, led by Tennessee state Color Guard Commander David Miles Vaughn.


Descendant Marilyn Ladd shared about the Cohoon family history in Scotland and some details from the life of Joel Cohoon.

Click here to view a photo album from the event.

After a picnic lunch beneath the water tower at Lake Barlkey State Park, adjacent to the old Curtis Cemetery, the chapter hosted it’s second ceremony honoring Russell Curtis of the North Carolina Militia at 2:00 PM.

Russell Curtis Stone

A small group of descendants joined the men of the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter and the Tennessee Society.


14-year-old descendant Deana Marie Hargrove share the biography of her patriot ancestor.


Click here to view a photo album from this grave marking.