American Revolution veteran to get grave marker

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on September 30, 2013 at 12:20 PM

BENTON, Ky. (AP) -- A soldier who fought in the American Revolution and two of his daughters will get formal grave markings at a cemetery in southwestern Kentucky. 

Pvt. Jess Henson and daughters Mary Molly Goodbread Henson and Jane Henson Darnall will be honored in a ceremony Sunday at the Soldier Creek Church Cemetery in southern Marshall County. 

Daughters of the American Revolution member Ann Uddberg told The Murray Ledger & Times (http://bit.ly/19PSBWY ) Henson was 16-years-old when he enlisted with the Kings Mountain Boys, a unit that fought British loyalists along the North Carolina-South Carolina border. 

Uddberg said descendants of Pvt. Henson are coming from such states as Alaska, California, Texas, Alabama and Tennessee for Sunday's ceremony.
 

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