On Saturday, October 17 the Derby Historical Society is commemorating a Revolutionary War Grave Marking Ceremony at the Old Colonial Burying Grounds located across from Academy Hill at Derby Ave. (Rte. 115) in Derby Connecticut at 10 a.m. The General David Humphreys Branch No.1 SAR (Sons of the American Revolution) will commemorate 54 Patriots who are buried at our Nation’s oldest public burying ground in the country.
The Sons of the American Revolution Connecticut (SAR) joined the SAR in 1891 with General David Humphreys Branch being the first to join in the country. In honor of this distinction and in memory of these brave patriots, Steven Chapman, Derby Historical Society Board Member, and SAR member and Ethan Stewart, SAR member has spent many long hours of research identifying these 54 brave patriots. This is a historic event in Connecticut that should not be missed as the names of these patriots from so long ago are being recognized once again and memorialized on a bronze plaque.
The Derby Historical Society invites the public to join us in honoring these individuals with a plaque dedication ceremony. There will be a short reception following this commemoration in the back yard of the General David Humphreys House, located at 37 Elm Street in Ansonia