Anthony Elmore, who is a member of Rogersville's chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, is refurbishing Revolutionary War vet William Alexander's grave on N. Depot Street in preparation for a ceremony to be held during Heritage Days on Oct. 12.
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ROGERSVILLE — The resting place of a Revolutionary War veteran and one of Rogersville’s earliest citizens will get a makeover later this month, and more “Patriots” can expect the same treatments in years to come.
It will be the first of many projects taken on by the Rogersville chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) to spruce up the graves of Revolutionary War veterans buried in Hawkins County.
On Oct. 12, during Rogersville’s annual Heritage Days Festival, the local SAR will sponsor a grave marking program at the Alexander Cemetery on North Depot Street a couple of blocks from the festival on Main Street.
It’s the final resting place of 2nd Lt. William Alexander (1740-1807) of the York County (Penn.) Militia, as well as his wife Deborah, who died in 1828, and some of their children and infant grandchildren.Read more in the Oct. 1, 2013 print edition of the Times-News, or in the expanded electronic edition.