The St. Charles Chapter of the Daughter of the American Revolution had a Grave Marking Ceremony of Revolutionary War Patriot, Joseph Sitton on Sunday, May 27 at Bryant Creek Cemetery on Hwy B, Elsberry, Mo. There were many Descendants from the fifth, sixth and seventh Generations of Patriot Joseph Sitton in attendance for the ceremony.
Invocation was given by the St. Charles DAR Chaplin followed by the presentation of Colors by the Fernando de Leyba Chapter, of the Sons of
the American Revolution after the Flags were posted Regent Lorna Jones led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Elaine Browning, descendant of the patriot gave a tribute to the life of Joseph Sitton, oldest son of John Sitton and Elizabeth Pendleton was born Oct. 15, 1745 in Virginia, and died Feb. 8, 1832 in Lincoln County, Mo.
Joseph married Diannah Beck and moved to North Carolina where their first seven children were born. He served in the Revolutionary War as a Private, North Carolina Regiment Continental Line, from 1776-1783.
The dedication of the marker was given by Regent Lorna Jones and the laying of the wreath by seventh generation descendants Garrett Sauer, Mason Sauer, Connor Koonce and Kyle Koonce. Then Betty Eppard Troy Chapter DAR fifth generation descendant and Elaine Browning, St. Charles Chapter DAR fifth generation descendant also helping was Sheryl Fowler descendant of the patriot in the unveiling of the marker.
A stirring rendition of “Amazing Grace” was played by descendant Janel Koonce. A 21 gun salute was given by the American Legion Post #313, St. Peters, Mo. followed by the playing of Taps by Post #313.
Special thanks was given to Mr. and Mrs. Ron Wallace, owners of the property where the cemetery is located for all their help and preserving the cemetery for future generations.
A reception immediately followed at the New Hope Baptist Church.