Grave-marking ceremony held for Revolutionary War soldier


Web Editor - Ryan Burkett

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. - The Clarks River Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution marked the grave of a Revolutionary War veteran on Sunday.

The ceremony for Pvt. Jesse Henson was held at the Soldier Creek Primitive Baptist Church. This was the first grave marker for any Revolutionary War soldier in Marshall County.

Also marked were the graves of Henson's wife, Mary "Polly" Goodbread, and daughter, Jane Henson Darnall.

DAR historian Donnie Young says the process took more than a year to coordinate.

"It took a long time because we had to get the nationals to approve the markers," Young said. "Everything has to be approved through the NSDAR before we can have the markers made. Then the markers took about two months to get them and then purchased and get them set. So we started before last spring and most of the work went in in the last six months it took us to get it together."

The ceremony also included a band, singers and flag presentations to help honor the fallen soldier.