Country’s founders and patriots to be honored at Christ Church
On Saturday, October 11, at 2:30 p.m the Virginia Society of the Order of the Founders and Patriots of America (OFPA) and the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) will jointly present a plaque at the cemetery wall of Christ Church Parish (Episcopal) in Middlesex County.
The plaque commemorates the 18 founders (residents of Virginia by May 13, 1657) and the six patriots of the American Revolution buried in the Christ Church Parish churchyard.
The plaque being presented by OFPA and SAR includes names of the following 18 founders: John Burnham, Henry Chicheley, Nicholas Cocke, Henry Corbin, Theophilis Hone, Humphrey Jones, Henry Nicholls, Richard Perrott Sr., Richard Robinson, John Sheppard, John Simpson, John Smyth (Smith), William Thompson, John Vause, John Welch (Wilch), George Williams, Thomas Williams, and John Willis.
The six patriots of the American Revolution being honored are Edmund Berkeley, Richard Corbin, George Dame, John Jackson, Philip Grymes and Ralph Wormeley.
All descendants of these founding families are invited to be in attendance at the ceremony. Descendants should notify Vel Gray at 804-758-5784 of their intent to attend and their family connection, and Gray will be glad to recognize these descendants at the ceremony that day.