Revolutionary War Patriot Monument
$6,250 Fund Drive
For the Patriots and Signers of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence at Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Huntersville, NC.
Our community partner in this fundraising drive is the General William Lee Davidson Chapter, Sons of the Revolution, here in Charlotte.
General Davidson is buried at Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery and was killed at the Battle of Cowan’s Ford on February 1, 1781.
We need $6,250 for this project.
A large part of our organization’s service to the community is the marking and honoring of Patriot grave sites from the Revolutionary War. Here in Mecklenburg County, we have an annual event to honor the Patriots who served, fought and died during the Battle of Cowan’s Ford, held at the historic Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Huntersville, NC. This event is held every year closest to February 1st, the actual date of the battle in 1781.
In the Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery, there are Patriots who fought and died in the Cowan’s Ford battle. There are also Patriots who signed the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, historically written and signed on May 20, 1775, one year prior to the national Declaration of Independence. The May 20, 1775 date is on our State of North Carolina flag.
Our project is to build a granite, stone and bronze plate monument to honor the Patriots who are buried at Hopewell Presbyterian Church.
We would like to unveil this monument on January 30, 2016, during the Cowan’s Ford event. Our deadline for raising the funds is December 1, 2015.
Your generosity by helping to pay for this historic monument will mean that many future generations will have the opportunity to visit this cemetery, read about the Revolutionary War Patriots buried at Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery, and possibly connect themselves to ancestors and American heroes.
We are a small chapter and in need of the funding to make this project happen.
Thank you so much for helping to mark America’s history and Patriots who fought and died for American Independence during the Revolutionary War. We appreciate your kindness and we know that everybody’s ancestors will feel the warmth of your generosity. Thank you.