On Sunday 18May2014, Andrew Jackson Chapter TNSSAR sponsored a ceremony at the Abraham Louis DeMoss cemetery to honor the militia captain of the American Revolution. A new grave stone was unveiled for the family, friends, neighbors, and other descendants of Battle of Kings Mountain veterans. DeMoss founded the village of Bellvue where his farm and cemetery are located.
Link to coverage article Nashville Tennessean
Among other service, Captain DeMoss served under Colonel Benjamin Cleveland in the Wilkes County North Carolina militia during the expedition to Kings Mountain for the battle on 07Oct1780.
This Sunday, May 18, is the Big Day! That’s when we (the Andrew Jackson Chapter, the TNSSAR, and Friends of DeMoss) will dedicate the new marker that has been placed on the grave of Abraham Louis DeMoss, a Revolutionary War soldier and the recognized founder of Bellevue. The program will start at 2 p.m. sharp, so make your plans now to be there.
We have been asked by the homeowner’s association to not use their private parking places, so be sure and park on the street, or follow the signs to an off-street parking area. A map is attached to help you find the cemetery, and a program in case you can’t come.
The program will be exciting. Our Master of Ceremony is Francis Marable Horn, a DeMoss descendant, history teacher, retired U.S. Marine officer, and a member of the Andrew Jackson Chapter of the SAR. Speakers will include President Claude Hardison of the TNSSAR, Ridley Wills, a well-known author and historian, and Dana DeMoss, another DeMoss descendant.
The TNSSAR Color Guard will conduct an impressive ceremony including presentation of four of our nation’s most historic flags, and a 3-volley musket salute. The first public performance of an original song, “Our Patriot Dream,” will be presented by Bruce & Lynne Drysdale Patterson, co-writers of the piece. A wreath will be laid on the new granite marker which now covers Mr. DeMoss’ grave.
This will be a historic day for Bellevue and our SAR chapter. Come and enjoy it with us.