American Revolution Patriot To Be Remembered
The Sergeant Lawrence Everhart Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and the Frederick Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will cohost a ceremony honoring Revolutionary War veteran George Poe by installing a marker at his grave in the Israel’s Creek Meetinghouse Cemetery in Walkersville on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 3:00PM.
The ceremony will feature a presentation of Colors by the SAR Color Guard and a Musketeer dressed in Revolutionary War period uniforms, introduction of the Patriot’s descendants, the presentation of wreaths at the grave, and the dedication and unveiling of an SAR / DAR grave marker. The ceremony is open to the public.
In the Revolutionary War, George Poe was a Private in Captain Case’s Company on duty 1775-1776. On June 11, 1776, George Poe was commissioned Captain in the Thirty-fourth Battalion, Militia of Frederick County, Maryland. George Poe died at the home of his son Jacob at what is recorded as “Elmwood”, Frederick County, Maryland on August 23, 1823 at age 79. He is laid to rest in the burying ground of the Brick Meeting House, known today as the Israel’s Creek Meeting House, in Walkersville. George Poe was the grand uncle of U.S. American short-story writer, poet, critic, and editor Edgar Allan Poe.
Directions: Israel’s Creek Meeting House Cemetery is located at the corner of Woodsboro Pike (Route 194) at Devilbiss Bridge Road north of Walkersville.
The Sergeant Lawrence Everhart Chapter of the Maryland Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and the Frederick Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution are national patriotic, historical and educational societies, whose members are direct descendants of the Patriots who earned our nation’s independence.
For additional information or directions, individual may contact Larry Bishop at 301-696-0085.