DAR marks Memorial Day
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.