The Martin’s Station Chapter Virginia Society Sons of the American Revolution, will be having a double grave marking ceremony using SAR markers on the graves of Jesse Brock and Ephraim Osborne, along with a wreath laying and grave side ceremony to commemorate their service during the Revolutionary War on Aug. 30 in Harlan County.
The SAR chapter will be working alongside various DAR chapters in the region to help celebrate the lives of Brock and Osborne.
Jesse Brock’s service will begin at 11 a.m. at in the old Masonic Cemetery in Wallins.
Afterwards attendees will follow each other to Ephraim Osborne’s service beginning at 1 p.m. at Layman Cemetery in Coldiron.
Jesse Brock was born on Dec. 8, 1751 in North Carolina and died Oct. 13, 1843 in Harlan County, the son of Aaron Brock and Susan Caroline (Cherokee) Brock; the husband of Rebecca (Howard) Brock; and the father of Barthena (Brock) Sloan, James Calvin Brock, Jesse Brock, John Brock, George Brock, Susannah (Brock) Blanton, Aaron Brock, Amon Brock, Mary (Brock) Helton, Sarah (Brock) Coldiron, Charlotte (Brock) Melton and Hetty (Brock) Helton.
Ephraim Osborne was born Sept. 14, 1752 in North Carolina and died Nov. 9, 1852 in Harlan County. Ephraim married Mary “Polly” (Brock) Osborne, sister to Jesse Brock. They had the following children: Jesse Osborne, Rebecca Roark/Howard, Ephraim Washington Osborne III, Mary “Molly” Brock (Osborne), George Osborne, James Osborne, Rhoda Osborne, Hiram Osborne and Rebecca Ada Osborn.
Descendents are sought to speak or say a few words about their ancestors at the ceremony.
For more information or directions, contact Donnie Campbell at 276-445-5553 or Jerry Phillips at 606-573-9565.