Sunday, April 13, 2008

Military Grave Marker Dedication

A dedication was held Saturday April 12, 2008, at the Tyrone cemetery for two honored soldiers.
Andrew David McDearmond, born Sept. 30, 1816 in Georgia, the son of Maj.William Pearre Dearmon and the grandson of Capt. William and Ann Pearre Dearmon, Richmond Co. Georgia. He joined the War Between The States on July 8, 1861 in Griffin, Spalding Co. Ga. He served in Co.I, 13Th Regiment, and was killed in action on Sept. 17, 1862 at Sharpsburg, Maryland. {photo}
Also honored was Henry Drayton Stewart, born in Chester, South Carolina in 1791. He was the son of James and Elizabeth Stewart. He fought in the "War of 1812" for which he later drew a pension. He lived the last 35 years in Campbell and Fayette counties working as a surveyor and farmer. He and wife, Sara Rachel Tyner, were members of Hopewell Methodist Church, Tyrone, Fayette Co. Georgia. Henry died in June 22, 1880, an is buried in the Hopewell Methodist cemetery along with his wife Sara who died Dec.18, 1890. The ceremony was attended by families members from a far away as Texas.
The dedication with color guard  was sponsored by the General LaFayette McLaws Camp #79. Sons of Confederate
Submitted by CB Glover

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