Cadron Post Chapter, Conway, marked the grave of Elizabeth Thomas Harris, wife of Nelson Harris, a Revolutionary War solider, on Nov. 3, at the Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery in Lamartine, Columbia County, Ark.
Carol Rolf of Conway, Regent, led the service, which included the Invocation given by Vive Allen of Harrison, State Chaplain; The Pledge of Allegiance, led by Fern Taylor of Searcy, Honorary State Regent; The National Anthem, led by Suzann Waggoner of Mount Vernon, Vice Regent, Cadron Post; the Salute to the Arkansas Flag, led by Susan Veal of Hot Springs Village, Honorary State Regent; Greetings from Jo Ann Cooper of Cabot, State Regent, who also presented the wreath; a solo, "Amazing Grace," by Suzann Waggoner; and the Benediction, given by Nancy Thompson of Conway, a member of Cadron Post Chapter.
The Air Force Junior ROTC Color Guard from Texarkana High School presented and retired the Colors. Greeters were Octavia Baldridge of Little Rock, Librarian, Cadron Post, and Kristina Ward of Conway, treasurer, Cadron Post.
Jo Kilduff of Conway, State Registrar and a member of Cadron Post Chapter, discovered the grave of Elizabeth while doing genealogy. Elizabeth was the second wife of Nelson. She was born Feb. 15, 1789, in Virginia, and died Aug. 13, 1871, and is buried in Shiloh Baptist Cemetery, next to her daughter, Nancy Pace. She married Nelson on Oct. 12, 1812, in Sparta, Hancock County, Ga.
Approximately 60 people attended the event, including Diane Prator Hunt and her brother, Mark Prator, both of Texas, great-great-great-niece and -nephew of Elizabeth Thomas Harris. In addition to Cadron Post, other DAR chapters represented at the grave-marker dedication included Benjamin Culp, Diamond, Maj. Jacob Gray, Tate’s Bluff and Texarkana.
State members of the Sons of the American Revolution in attendance included Jimmie Weber of Hot Springs Village, a member of the DeSoto Trail Chapter, dressed in the uniform of his Rhode Island ancestor, and Jeremy Shaver and Phil Maynard, both of Texarkana and members of the Southwest Trails Chapter.