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.
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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.