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Revolutionary grave dedication for Fayette County resident set for Apr. 10

The James Waldrop Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution invites the public to join them as they mark the final resting spot for Patriot James Waldrop (1751-1846) , a Virginian who fought in the American Revolution, on Saturday, Apr. 0 at 11 a.m. The dedication service will be in the Bottoms Cemetery on Hewell Rd on Hwy 54 between Fayetteville and Jonesboro. Waldrop served the Americans as a private in the Continental Army and is recorded as spending time at Valley Forge. He received land in the 1821 and 1827 Georgia Land Lottery and moved his family to what is now Fayette County. Waldrop applied for his war pension in 1828 at the age of 72. For his service to the new country, Waldrop received a pension of $8 per month. Waldrop was also the great grandfather of Henry Simpson, the first baby born in Fayette County of permanent record. Waldrop and his wife, Mary, are both buried in Fayetteville. Several of Waldrop's descendants still live in the area and are members of the James Waldrop Chapter DAR. The James Waldrop Chapter DAR was chartered in Fayetteville in 2007 and has quickly become a rising star in the Georgia State Society DAR.

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