Missouri Society Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard Photo Gallery
Patriot James Paris North Carolina Militia American Revolution War Patriot Grave Marker Dedication Crawford-Sims Cemetery Hannibal, Missouri Saturday, March 24, 2012
In the left and right photos, the MOSSAR Color Guard Team participated in a Grave Marker Dedication Ceremony for American Revolution War Patriot James Paris on Saturday, March 24, 2012, where he is buried in the Crawford-Sims Cemetery, which is on Route O between Hannibal, Missouri and New London, Missouri. State Sen. Brian Munzlinger, displays a resolution honoring Revolutionary War veteran James Paris to Paris' sixth-generation descendants. In the center photo, is the grave maker of American Revolution War Patriot James Paris, (1755-1821).
James Paris, who moved to Ralls County, Mo., several years after fighting with the North Carolina Militia in the Revolutionary War, was honored Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the small farm cemetery where he was buried in 1821. Now, six generations later, several members of Paris’ family attended a ceremony Saturday to dedicate his grave stone at the Crawford-Sims Cemetery.
Paris’ sixth-generation descendant, the Rev. Larry Paris of Kingdom City, Mo., spoke at the ceremony, explaining not much information about James Paris was available. He noted that James was born in 1755. He fought in the Battle of Kings Mountain on Oct. 7, 1780. The battle lasted only an hour, and at least 1,000 men “joined in the fight for our freedom.” James later lived in Kentucky from 1793 to 1797 and in Tennessee in 1799 before moving to Ralls County, Mo. “James had nine children,” Larry said. “I understand his love for his country, and he surely also had great love for his family.” His children were Joel, Nancy, Yarbey, John B., Morgan, Levinia, Mary, Elizabeth and James II. Larry said it was a great honor to be at the ceremony, along with his brother, Alvin Paris of Lees Summit, Mo., and sister, Iris Kallenberger of Norborne, Mo. Kallenberger was invited to uncover the grave stone. The grave stone was provided through the efforts of the James O’Donnell Funeral Home and Hannibal Monument Company - Brosi and Son, both of Hannibal. When Larry Paris thanked Bruce Brosi for providing the grave stone, Brosi clarified that the government had provided the grave stone, and his company had just made it.
Left Photo (L-R): Compatriot Russell DeVenney, Central Color Guard Commander; Compatriot Wayne Merrill; Compatriot Jesse Lybarger, Compatriot Alvin Paris (decendant of Revolution War Patriot James Paris); Compatriot Bryan Bradford; Iris Kallenberge; Compatriot Charles Lilly; Compatriot James L. Scott, Western Color Guard Commander; Larry Paris (decendant of Revolution War Patriot James Paris); State Sen. Brian Munzlinger; Compatriot Earnie Mowry; Compatriot William Groth and Loretta Paris, (Adam Yeager DAR Chapter).
Center Photo: Grave maker of Revolution War Patriot James Paris, (1755-1821), which is located on Route O between Hannibal, Missouri and New London, Missouri.
Right Photo: Shown here is Compatriot Alvin Paris (decendant of Revolution War Patriot James Paris); and Compatriot James L. Scott, Western Color Guard Commander firing their muskets during the Grave Marker Dedication Ceremony for American Revolution War Patriot James Paris, (1755-1821), on Saturday, March 24, 2012, which is located at the Crawford-Sims Cemetery on Route O between Hannibal, Missouri and New London, Missouri.