Highland News Leader

Ceremony honoring Bond County Revolutionary War veterans planned

The General George Rogers Clark Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will hold a grave marking ceremony at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5 to honor three Revolutionary War veterans buried in the Smith Grove Cemetery, southwest of Greenville.

The veterans being honored are: James Long, who served in the 6th Battalion of the Virginia Militia under Capt. Oliver Towles; Jacob Neer, who served on the Continental Line from New York in Col. Robert Van Rensselaer’s New York regiment; and Hezekiah Row, who served in the North Carolina regiment commanded by Capt. Jonas Johnson.

Any descendants of these veterans are invited to be a part of the ceremony.

The Gen. George Rogers Clark Chapter has members from Bond, Madison, Jersey, Macoupin, Greene, Calhoun, and Montgomery counties. Each is a direct descendant of those patriots that achieved the independence of the American people. The society’s objectives are patriotic, historical and educational.

To get to the cemetery, take Exit 41 off of Interstate 70. Go south on Millersburg Road at about 1/2 mile, then turn west at Airport Avenue and go about 200 yards.

For more information on the ceremony, contact Robert Ridenour at (618) 377-9096.