DAR Holds Patriot Grave-Marking Ceremony

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HARVEY, Ky. (AP) — A Revolutionary War soldier who died in Marshall County has been honored with a patriot grave-marking service.

The Paducah Sun reports the ceremony Sunday held by the Daughters of the American Revolution in remembrance of Pvt. Jesse Henson was the culmination of more than three years of genealogy work.

Plaques were placed at the headstone of Henson; his wife, Mary "Polly" Goodbread Henson; and his daughter, Jane Henson Darnall.

Ann Uddberg, registrar for the Capt. Wendell Oury Chapter of the DAR, said a clear picture of the veteran and his family developed as the group researched pension papers.

After serving in the war, Henson and his family farmed, built a Baptist church and helped establish several small communities in the area.

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