Jacob Highsmith is not one of my kin. However, some of my kin did have this ceremony done when their grave was marked for their service in the Revolutionary War. I wanted to see the ceremony in honor of Jacob Highsmith and because of my ancestors.
Names of Belinda's grandfathers who fought in the Revolutionary War: Robert Dowling 5th great grandfather on Harris side --- and his son, William Dowling (fought with Fancis Marion - The Swamp Fox) 5th great grandfather on Harris side --- James Thomas - 4th great grandfather on Gill side. Reuben Hickox from Connecticut 4th great grandfather (Harris-Dowling side) --- Stephen Crummey - 5th great grandfather on Gill-Crosby side. Jessee Mixon, b. 1744, d. 1831, buried Tilton Cemetery, Jayess, Lawrence County MS. --- Samuel Williams --- John Nevill ----- I will verify these and maybe add more as I review our family tree.
Names of Steve's grandfathers who did fight in the Revolutionary War: Amos Adams (fought at Fort Ticonderoga - 5th great grandfather --- Dominicus Jordan - 6th great grandfather --- I will verify these and maybe add more as I review our family tree.