3 Madison County Revolutionary War veterans honored at grave-marking ceremony

One of the veterans served with then-Gen. George Washington at Valley Forge.

Posted: Oct 24, 2021 9:49 AM
Updated: Oct 25, 2021 2:01 PM

Three Revolutionary War veterans were honored Saturday afternoon at a special grave-marking ceremony.

Jacob Caulk, Samuel Davis and Moses Poor are some of the nation's first veterans. After fighting for freedom, the three settled down in Madison County and were later buried at the Mt. Paran Cemetery on Winchester Road near New Market.

Three Revolutionary War veterans were honored with a grave-marking ceremony

One of Caulk's descendants, Kathryn Vernon, came to the grave-marking ceremony. Vernon said she's honored to have someone of such importance in her lineage and is thankful people still remember all that they sacrificed.

"I think it's fabulous we honor these people," Vernon said.

Her ancestor served with then-Gen. George Washington at Valley Forge and under the command of Gen. Daniel Morgan in South Carolina, the same general for whom Morgan County is named, according to the Sons of the American Revolution. Each of the men honored Saturday was a veteran of the American Revolutionary War. 

Saturday's event was sponsored by SAR and four other organizations, all featuring bloodline descendants of Revolutionary War veterans: Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge, the John Hunt Society of the Children of the American Revolution, the Twickenham Town chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Maple Hill chapter of DAR.

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