June 18, 1972, The Daily News Journal, Rutherford County Archivist Henry G. Wray
The Bicentennial of the American Revolution is only four short years away. Many of the Patriots lie in unmarked graves in Rutherford County.
The Stones River Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution are anxious to locate and with a suitable marker pay belated homage to those we owe so much, our Heritage and our freedom.
Time being the essence for the completion of this project, anyone knowing locations of graves are urged to contact one of the following:
Mr. Hughey King, SAR State President
Mr. Ernest K. Johns, State Chairman of Graves and Landmarks
Mr. Robert Ragland, President of the Stones River Chapter
Mr. Ben Hall McFarlin, Vice President of the Stones River Chapter
Mr. William T. Walkup, Secretary of the Stones River Chapter
Mr. Steve Cates, Chapter Chairman Graves and Landmarks of the Stones River Chapter
The following lists do not profess to be complete or accurate listings and any corrections, alterations and additions are earnestly requested.
Locations of Graves known and marked:
Captain William Batey
Thomas Bedford, Jr.
Col. Archibald Lytle
John T. Shelby
Captain Thomas Washington
Captain Robert Wilson
Revolutionary Pensioners, 1818-1832, Possibly buried in Rutherford County:
Col. Ezekiel Alfred Blanch
George C. Booth
William Burnett (or Burrit)
Lt. William Harrison
Peter Jennings (Colored)
John M. Leake