President George Ison

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Honoring America's Patriots

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All funds raised by the sale of our challenge coin will directly support SAR ceremonies honoring American Revolutionary War Patriots buried in our service area and our educational programs.

Patriot William Jefferson Moore

TNSSAR Color Guard Jerry Hjellum during the Benjamin Jones Grave Marking Ceremony held 28 SEP 19 .

12 OCT 2019 Grave Marking Ceremony

Invitation to the 1100 AM Saturday, 12 OCT 2019 SAR Grave Marking Ceremony honoring Revolutionary War Patriot William Jefferson Moore  (please see movement to grave site note) 

Directions to the 12 OCT 2019 Ceremony

The ceremony will be held at the Conner-Roark Association Cemetery on the edge of Mr. Ron Johnson's farm.  We will access the cemetery cross country via the Johnson's pasture. (See Conner Overview map and Conner map 1 at link)

Veteran of the Battle of King's Mountain

William Moore was part of Col. John Sevier's command at the Battle of King's Mountain.

Frontiers men and Early Settler

Early Families on the Watagua.  The Moore family listed at this site is most likely part of William Moore's extended family.

Last Battle of the Revolution

William Moore as part of Col. Sevier's Washington County Militia Regiment likely served in the last battle of the Revolution.

Ceremony Biography

The Biography of William Moore's service is based on the actions of the militia commands he swore he served in during his pension application and the fact he was active in the militia of his county.

Patriot Thomas Palmer

TNSSAR Color Guard CDR John Clines during the 28 SEP 19 Ceremony honoring Patriot Benjamin Jones

12 OCT 2019 Grave Marking Ceremony

Invitation to the 1100 AM Saturday, 12 OCT 2019 SAR Grave Marking Ceremony honoring Revolutionary War Patriot Thomas Palmer (please see movement to grave site note)

Directions to the 12 OCT 2019 Ceremony

The ceremony will be held at the Conner-Roark Association Cemetery on the edge of Mr. Ron Johnson's farm.  We will access the cemetery cross country via the Johnson's pasture. (See Conner Overview map and Conner map 1 at link) 

Soldier from Virginia

Thomas Palmer served in the 14th Virginia Continental Regiment.

Encamped at Valley Forge

While in service as part of the 14th Virginia Continentals Thomas participated in the winter encampment at Valley Forge. 

Conner-Roark Marker

Conner-Roark Association Marker honoring Patriots William Moore and Thomas Palmer & other early settler family member.

Ceremony Biography

The Biography of Thomas Palmer's service is based on the actions of the military units he swore he served in during his pension application. 

Patriot Benjamin Jones

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Patriot Grave Marking Ceremony, 28 SEP 2019

 At 11:00 A.M., Saturday, September 28, 2019, the John Sevier Chapter of the Tennessee Society Sons of the American Revolution in coordination with the McDonald Farm will conduct a ceremony honoring Revolutionary War veteran Benjamin Jones by unveiling a Patriotic Memorial marker at his grave site in the McDonald Family (Old Coulterville) Cemetery, Sale Creek, Tennessee.

Hamilton County Early Resident

Patriot Benjamin Jones is not only veteran of the Revolutionary War but also an early settler of Hamilton County, Tennessee which is currently celebrating its 200th Anniversary as an organized county. Numerous descendants of the Patriot still reside in Hamilton County.

Soldier from Maryland

  Benjamin Jones was enrolled in Captain Nathan Smith's company on 29 JUN 1776 as part of Maryland's 3,400 man Flying Camp requirement to provide forces to General Washington.  The flying camp units were disbanded in December of 1776 with many men including Benjamin Jones enlisting in the Maryland Line.  Benjamin joined Captain Thomas Handy's company

of the 5th Maryland Regiment commanded by Col. William Richardson on 26 DEC 1776 and is known to have served till

August of 1778.

Patriot who re-enlisted

He is noted as enlisting for three years as a re-enlistment on 22 FEB 1779.  He is in service with the 5th Maryland Regiment as a drummer on 1 May 1779 and a private on 1 JUN 1779. The 5th Maryland was re-organized on 12 May 1779 to nine companies and was later re-assigned to the Southern Department on 5 April 1780.

Combat Veteran of the Revolution

Benjamin's units were involved in the following actions during his periods of service:  quelled a Tory insurrection in Somerset and Worcester Counties;   Brandywine, September 11, 1777;    Germantown, October 4, 1777;  Monmouth, June 28, 1778 and  Camden August 16, 1780. 

Post Ceremony Press Release

Post Memorial grave marker ceremony press release honoring Patriot Benjamin Jones

PATRIOT ROBERT PATTERSON

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Patriot Grave Marking Ceremony, 28 SEP 2019

At, 2:00 P.M., Saturday, September 28, 2019, the John Sevier Chapter of the Tennessee Society Sons of the American Revolution in coordination with the Patterson Family will conduct a ceremony honoring Revolutionary War veteran Robert Patterson by unveiling a Patriotic Memorial marker at his grave site in the Patterson Cemetery, Sale Creek, Tennessee.

Hamilton County First Citizen

Patriot Robert Patterson is not only veteran of the Revolutionary War but recognized as one of the first citizens and early settlers of Hamilton County, Tennessee which is currently celebrating its 200thAnniversary as an organized county. Descendants of the Patriot still reside in Hamilton County. 

Soldier from North Carolina

 Robert Patterson was born 1764, Mecklenburg, North Carolina. At age 15 he enroll in the Mecklenburg militia as part of the Salisbury District Brigade in 1779.  Later   

serving as part of Major William Richardson Davie’s Independent Corps of Light Horse. 

Recognized Leader

   North Carolina records note that Robert Patterson, of the Mecklenburg County Regiment was serving as a Lieutenant under Capt. William Gardner in 1781.  A Captain Patterson commanded a company under Col. Irwin in the campaign to force the British out of Wilmington. The records do not indicate a first name for Captain Patterson, but with Robert’s past experience as a Lt. it is most likely him (No other Patterson is noted as being an officer at this time). 

Combat Veteran of the Revolution

Unit records are imperfect but the command's Robert Patterson served with most likely meant he participated in the following actions: Stono Ferry, SC 20 JUN 1779; Hanging Rock, SC 30 JUL 1780; Wahab's Plantation, SC 21 SEP 1780; King's Mountain, SC 07 OCT 1780 and "the Race to the Dan".

Post Ceremony Press Release

Ceremony Information

Patriot Robert Patterson (Video)

John Sevier Chapter, TNSSAR honors Patriot Robert Patterson during a 28 SEP 2019 Memorial Grave Marking Ceremony in Sale Creek, TN

SAR Grave Marking Ceremony

Compatriots Honor Patriot Ancestor Jeffrey Beck (Bryan Beck's Patriot)

John Sevier 2020 Planned Patriot Grave Markings

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Patriots with links to Hamilton County

Follow this link to the download historical file with short BIOs for Patriots with family connections to Hamilton County.

SAR Member Grave Marking Medal

Link to the member form for submission and request of the Grave Marking Medal of the society

John Sevier CHARTER MEMBERS and their Patriots

Sons of the American Revolution Chapter Flag

Augutus Farnsworth Meehan (1st President) 27917 / 192

Pvt James Gowdy - PA   P-168684 and A-046751

Jesse Thomas Hill 19831 / 131

Capt. Abraham Stout - NJ   P-299020 and A-110663

Theodore Langdon Montague 25689 / 164

Capt. Isaac Thayer - MA   P-303399 and  A-113978

Noah Hamilton Grady 29902 / 177

Scout, CPL Jacob Persinger - VA   P-268993 and A-089554

Willard Keen 36787 / 287

Capt. John Boswell Johnson - VA   P-225303 and A-063418

Henry Bond, Jr., 38056 / 331

Capt. (Navy) Moses Lippitt - RI   P-237069 and A-069669

JSC Charter members and their Patriots (continued)

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Thomas S. Meyers 38062 / 337

Capt. James Deering - VA   P-146375 and A-031289

Frederick A. Hahn 41767 / 467

Ancestor Patriot being researched

Summerfield Key Johnston 41768 / 468

Sgt. Joseph Johnston - VA   P-227775 and A-064024

Clarence Taylor Jones 41769 / 469

Pvt. John Wilhoite - VA   P-320114 and A-125470

Clarence Starr Steward, COL. 41771 / 471

Maj. David Starr, Jr. - CT   P-296294 and A-109094

Edward Dunbar Newell, Dr. 41774 / 474

Capt. Isaac Ross - SC   P-282042 and A-098428