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10-11-07 Sons of the American Revolution hold grave marker ceremony for Anderson Fambrough on Fambrough Cemetery Road in Oconee County on 9-23-07

Records indicate that Anderson (Fambrough) served with the 7th Virginia Continental Line. His father Thomas served as a Private in William Moseley’s Co., 7th Virginia Commanded by COL Alexander McClanahan. We believe that was the same unit that Anderson served with. He is listed on the Roster of Revolutionary Soldier in Georgia, page 66. He received bounty land in Georgia for his service in the Revolution. .......... Anderson died in Clarke County the 8th of November 1815. It is appropriate to finally mark the grave of our ancestor who died 192 years ago this coming November.

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October 9, 2007

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SAR Ceremony for Anderson Fambrough on September 23, 2007

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By WendellDawson, Editor, AVOC, Inc

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A good crowd attended the Sons of the American Revolution grave marker ceremony at Fambrough Cemetery off GA Hwy 15 in Oconee County.

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Various representatives of SAR and the DAR were present along with a number of descendants.   The oldest descendant was Ms. Janette Walker who was accompanied by her daughter, Joyce Walker Baugh, Joyce’s son and grandchild – four generations who sat on the front row.

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Robert Hale, a local resident, and member of the Sons of the American Revolution and a descendant of Anderson Fambrough presided at the ceremony.

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Grave Marker

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Posting Colors

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The Athens Chapter, Georgia Society,

Sons of the American Revolution

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Members of the Fambrough Family Society

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Requests the honor of your presence at the

Grave Marker Dedication Ceremony

to commemorate the life and service of

the Revolutionary War soldier

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Anderson Fambrough

Soldier of Virginia

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Sunday September 23rd, 2007,3PM

Fambrough Family Cemetery

Program & Family Members

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Bob Hale, Presiding; Family – L to R - Janette Fambrough Walker, Joyce Walker Baugh, son and grandchild

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Anderson Fambrough

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Remarks ofRobert Hale on 9-23-2007at Fambrough Cemetery, Oconee County, Georgia

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We owe a great deal of gratitude to Janette Fambrough Walker for her love of cemeteries and family history for without her we would not know where Anderson’s grave was located. She as a child would come here with her grandmother to clean the cemetery and she told Janette where Anderson and his wives were buried.

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We also owe much appreciation to Dave Boatman long time Historian for the Fambrough Family Society, who for untold number of years researched the Fambrough Family history. Dave lives in Texas and was unable to attend in person but is with us today in spirit.

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According to Dave, Anderson is the first recorded Fambrough birth in the Douglas Register, the records of Rev. William Douglas of Goochland County Virginia.Born in Albermarle County the 10th of January 1757 to Thomas Fambrough and Mary Anderson, married to Agnes Mullins about 1777 possibly in Charlotte County, Virginia.Anderson owned land in Halifax County Virginia before coming to Georgia sometime after the Revolutionary War.He settled here in what was then possibly Wilkes or Greene County.He sold tobacco in Greene County in March, 1791 to be delivered to Augusta by November 1st   1791.

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Anderson and Agnes had 8 children, one, John Anderson Fambrough, buried here also, is the ancestors of most of us here today. After Agnes died in 1810, Anderson married Elizabeth Hester and they had 3 children.

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Records indicate that Anderson served with the 7th Virginia Continental Line.His father Thomas served as a Private in William Moseley’s Co., 7th Virginia Commanded by COL Alexander McClanahan.We believe that was the same unit that Anderson served with.He is listed on the Roster of Revolutionary Soldier in Georgia, page 66.   He received bounty land in Georgia for his service in the Revolution.

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Anderson died in Clarke County the 8th of November 1815.It is appropriate to finally mark the grave of our ancestor who died 192 years ago this coming November.

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Today we honor him by marking his grave and by this ceremony we remember his service to our county.

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Robert F. Towns, GASSAR Sr. Vice President and Registrar of the Athens Chapter

will now present the grave dedication.

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On behalf of the Georgia Society, Sons of the American Revolution, I extend greetings and thank you for being here today as we honor American Patriot Anderson Fambrough. We have come to dedicate this patriotic grave marker to honor his memory and to recognize his service to God and Country.Without the contributions of this man and others like him, we would not have the blessings of liberty we enjoy today.They prevailed through hardship, worse than we can imagine, so that we can live in this great nation as free men and women.Hopefully the time we spend here today will help to remind us of the principles for which they fought, and for which we must continue to fight if we are to preserve our freedoms.

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So today we remember and honor Patriot Anderson Fambrough for the sacrifices he made that we might enjoy this day as free men and women in the United States of America. Patriot, the Georgia Society, Sons of the American Revolution salutes you.We dedicate the grave marker to the preservation of the freedoms you gave us.May we never forget.

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Thank you.

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Honor Guard

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For other SAR Ceremonies, see:

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3-26-07 Sons of American Revolution hold ceremonies at Mars Hill Church in Oconee County, Georgia

3-8-07 Sons of the American Revolution Ceremony at Mars Hill Church on March 24, 2007


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