The Transylvania Times -

Revolutionary War's Patriots Grave Sites Marked And Honored


October 29, 2018

Taking part in the ceremony were members of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution-Blue Ridge Chapter, Benjamin Davidson descendent Dianne Roth and members of the Transylvania County Color Guard. (Courtesy photos)

Western North Carolina's rich historic heritage was remembered recently when the grave sites of two American Revolution patriots were marked and commemorated by members of the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and other interested citizens. The ceremony took place in the historical Davidson River Cemetery in Transylvania County at the burial sites of Benjamin Davidson and Thomas Patton, both veterans of the war for American independence.

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