Revolutionary War veterans William Moore and Thomas Palmer will be honored in a ceremony with an unveiling of a patriotic memorial marker at their grave site on Saturday at 11 a.m. The John Sevier Chapter of the Tennessee Society Sons of the American Revolution, in coordination with Conner-Roark Cemetery Association, the Johnson Farm, and Sale Creek’s JROTC Panther Battalion, will conduct the ceremony honoring them.
The ceremony, featuring a presentation of colors by the Tennessee SAR state color guard and taps with members in Revolutionary War period uniforms, will be held in the Conner Cemetery, Birchwood, Tn. Directions to the cemetery can be found at the John Sevier Chapter website: https://johnsevierchapter.org/patriot-honors.
Direct descendants of William Moore and Thomas Palmer will be present for the ceremony. Service biographies for both patriots will be presented at the ceremony. A copy can be found on the John Sevier Chapter website.
Patriot William Moore served in the Washington County militia regiment of North Carolina, mostly under Col. John Sevier, and fought at the Battle of King’s Mountain, South Carolina.
Thomas Palmer served as a Continental soldier in the 14th Virginia Regiment and was present during the encampment at Valley Forge.
Both are early settlers of Hamilton County, which is currently celebrating its 200th anniversary as an organized county.
For additional information on the ceremony contact John Sevier Chapter, TNSSAR’s 2nd Vice President Cliff Kent at firstname.lastname@example.org