From The Tribune staff reports
SPRINGVILLE — Dozens of people came together in Springville in honor of a local Revolutionary War patriot.
Thomas Jones, Jr. was honored in a rededication ceremony on Saturday, March 27, 2021. The Josiah Brunson Chapter of the Alabama Society Daughters of the American Revolution hosted the event.
Sandy DeBerry, the Vice Regent for the Josiah Brunson Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution said over 50 people came to the event to pay respects to Jones at the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery in Springville, Alabama.
“Mr. Jones was born in Abbeville County, South Carolina on June 16, 1764, and died in St. Clair County, Alabama on September 23, 1846,” DeBerry said. “He joined the fight against the British in 1780 at the age of 17 and served valiantly for three years.”
DeBerry and Chapter Regent Donna Davis organized the event.
The Alabama Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard performed a patriotic flag ceremony.