Grave marker dedication ceremony held for War of 1812 soldier
The Daughters of 1812 Mark Epperson Chapter along with the Society of the War of 1812 Craig Austin Rowley Chapter held a grave marker dedication ceremony for John Endsley.
The ceremony took place at the grave marker of Endsley which is located at Beech Creek Cemetery in Atlanta, Texas.
John Ridenour, the president of The Society of the War of 1812 Craig Austin Chapter, introduced the several speaker that read the history of the cemetery and the biography of John Endsley.
There were many relatives of John Endsley that attended the ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 12.
Cass County historian Charles Steger read the history of the Beech Creek Cemetery.
Jana O’Rear, a descendant of John Endsley, read the biography of John Endsley who served in the War of 1812.
Ora Jane Johnson, Librarian National of the U.S. Daughters of 1812, read highlights from the history of the War of 1812.
Ridenour read a letter wrote by Drake Peddie about the Society of the War of 1812 in Texas.
Kay Stephens, President of the U.S. Daughters of the War of 1812, spoke about her chapter.
Then they unveiled the new markers and the descendants along with the U.S. Daughters of 1812 presented memorial wreaths.
Dr. George English played the song Amazing Grace on the bagpipes.
The Sons of the American Revolution performed a honorary salute by volley with muskets.