David Lindsay Chapter of DAR hold grave marking ceremony

Published 10:58 am Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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ALABASTER – On Saturday, May 18, members of the David Lindsay Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution held a grave marking ceremony for Rebecca Lindsay Fulton at Elliotsville Cemetery.

Fulton was the daughter of David Lindsay—a Revolutionary War Patriot who is buried in Maylene and the David Lindsay Chapter shared that it was an honor to mark the grave of its namesake’s daughter.

The ceremony began with the presentation of the colors by the Sons of the American Revolution’s Honor Guard and Color Guard. During the event, Corey Covington sang the National Anthem, and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Chapter Regent Kristi Averette welcomed all in attendance and recognized the descendants of David Lindsay and Rebecca. Greetings were brought by the Alabama Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution First Vice Regent Malinda Williams and Alabama Society Sons of the American Revolution State President, Michael Martin. Chapter Secretary and descendant, Jenny Mumpower, presented a brief family history.

Rebecca was born in Tennessee in 1794. In July of 1816, she married David Fulton in Madison County, prior to Alabama statehood which occurred in 1819. The Fulton’s were one of the first families of Alabama and by the 1820 census, the Lindsay and Fulton families were residing in Shelby County. Both families began acquiring land by 1824. One section of land, purchased by Rebecca and her husband David, is the current location of First Presbyterian Church of Alabaster on Highway 119. Another property is the current location of the David Lindsay historical marker on Highway 17 in Maylene. Rebecca died in Shelby County in 1871. Her grave, along with those of her husband, children and grandchildren are in Elliottsville Cemetery behind the church off of Fulton Springs Road.

The ceremony concluded with a wreath laying by Averette, Williams and members from the ALSSAR Honor Guard and Color Guard.  A musket volley, singing of “God Bless America” by Covington and a Lindsay family photo concluded the ceremony. A small reception was held in the fellowship hall following the ceremony.

The David Lindsay Chapter DAR expressed its gratitude to all of those that helped make the ceremony possible.

Those interested in finding out more about the Daughters of the American Revolution may contact the David Lindsay Chapter directly at Davidlindsaynsdar.weebly.com. or visit the National Society’s website at Dar.org.