About 50 people met in a horse pasture on a dirt road Dec. 10 near Danielsville to honor and mark the grave of a man who served in the Revolutionary War.
The ceremony, which culminated in the dedication of a marker at the grave of Sgt. Edward Ware, was hosted by the Sons of the American Revolution Athens Chapter, Georgia Society.
Audience members also included a number of Ware’s descendents, including Janet Ware Kaylo, who welcomed the audience and gave a brief biography of Ware, who was 78 years old when he died. He and his wife, Sarah, moved from Virginia to Elbert, and then Madison County in the 1790s. The couple had 11 children and were the maternal grandparents of Dr. Crawford W. Long.
The ceremony included speeches by SAR members, an honor guard, musket firing and the playing of Taps.
Members of the Sons of American Revolution Athens Chapter fire their muskets Dec. 10 at the grave of Revolutionary War soldier Edward Ware. Photos by Margie Richards
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