DAR marks Memorial Day

Local DAR chapters held a Revolutionary War Soldiers Memorial Service on Memorial Day at Parkersburg City Park. Left side of monument, from left, Louise Wince, Frances Sharp, Pebble Freeland, Elizabeth Jefferson, Dina Braniff, Karlyn Lowers, Elaine Cook, Cynthia Buskirk, Katie Brown, Jane Richardes, Regent James Wood Chapter. Right side of monument, from left, Mary Ellen Hunt, Regent Blennerhassett Chapter, Diane McClung, Roberta Geltner, Randi Gray, Shannon Harper, Julia Hoffman and Carolyn Kesterson. (Photo Provided)

PARKERSBURG — The James Wood and Blennerhassett Chapters DAR held their annual Revolutionary War Soldiers Memorial Service 11 a.m. Memorial Day at the Parkersburg City Park Memorial to Revolutionary Veterans.

The service was led by Blennerhassett Regent Mary Ellen Hunt. Randi Gray was chaplain.

Revolutionary War veterans buried in Wood County include Capt. James Neal, Capt. John James, Lt. Samuel Bell, Ord. Sgt. Frances Langfitt, Baley Rice, Richard Mayhew, Matthew Maddox, Spencer Sharp, Lt. Samuel Butcher, John A. Buckner, Adam Deem, Jacob Deem, George Creel, Lawrence Hopkins, James Foley, John Gard, George Leach, Phillip Wigal, John Gillespie, Jim Gillespie, John E. Bills, John Hill, Johnathan Enoch, John Brookover, James Athey, Thomas Douglass, Francis Keller, John Spencer, Elijah Gates and Joseph Spencer.

Sixty-two members of the two chapters have traced their lineage to a soldier buried in Wood County.


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