Compatriots’ gravesites to be marked at Oakdale

Published 5:40 pm Wednesday, November 14, 2018

From SAR General George Washington Chapter


The General George Washington Chapter of the North Carolina Society of the Sons of the American Revolution will be conducting Compatriot grave markings for three of the first four former North Carolina Society state presidents Saturday at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington.

Compatriots are designated as direct descendants of patriots involved in the American Revolution.

The three past presidents include: Judge Stephen Camberleng Bragaw, president from 1911 to 1913; Frank Cannon Kugler Sr., who served as president from 1913 to 1914; and Frank Havens Bryan, president from 1916 to 1920.

The state society was originally organized in Washington and was chartered on Feb. 22, 1911. The chapter has previously marked the Patriot graves—those who fought in the American Revolution — of Col. James Bonner, John Gray Blount, Navy Capt. John Bonner and Capt. Nathan Keals at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Washington, and the grave of Maj. Reading Blount at Bellfont Plantation.

The ceremonies will commence at Compatriot Kugler’s gravesite at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oakdale Cemetery, 180 E. 15th St., Washington.