The John Sevier Chapter of the Tennessee Society Sons of the American Revolution conducted a ceremony Saturday to honor the Revolutionary War service of Patriot John Rains at his gravesite at the Collier Cemetery in Bledsoe County.
The ceremony featured the retiring the old “Betsy Ross” Flag and posting of a new flag. A reading was presented of the patriot’s service on the 241st anniversary of the skirmish of Little Lynches’ Creek, S.C. on this day in 1780 prior to the Battle of Camden. Patriot John Rains was not only veteran of the Revolutionary War but is recognized as one of the early settlers of Bledsoe County.
MG(ret) Bill Raines, a descendant of the patriot, and Tyler Bobenhausen attended the ceremony. Also in attendance were other members of the John Sevier Chapter, President Bryan Beck, 1VP Cliff Kent, Registrar Charles Dammann, Paul Bobenhausen, Mark Mullins serving as master of ceremony, and Scott Pryor. The ceremony was supported by ladies of the Tennessee Society Daughters of the American Revolution Chickamauga Chapter and Sequatchie Valley Chapter.
The Sons of the American Revolution is a national patriotic, historical and educational society whose members are direct descendants of the patriots who won our independence. For additional information contact John Sevier Chapter at: firstname.lastname@example.org