|Birth: ||Jan. 19, 1761|
South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 5, 1856, USA|
News Item from the Swainsboro, Ga., Forest Blade, Nov. 31st, 1932:
EMANUEL CHAPTER MARKS OLD GRAVE
The Governor David Emanuel Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Emanuel County unveiled a monument to the memory of a Revolutionary soldier, Private David Edenfield, on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 29, at the old Edenfield cemetery on the Homer Youmans place, five miles from Swainsboro. This is the first Revolutionary grave to be marked by this chapter, which was organized in June 1931. The regent, Mrs. W. Henry Flanders of Swainsboro, was in charge of the impressive exercises, which were attended by a large representation of the descendants of David Edenfield and of the members of the David Emanuel chapter and of the Adam Brinson chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Representative W.W. Larsen of Washington, D.C., and of Dublin, Ga., was the speaker for the occasion. The program opened with the bugle call, after which America was sung by the assembly. The invocation was given by Mrs. Anna Edenfield Brown, acting chaplain of the Governor David Emanuel chapter. Mrs. Brown is a descendant of David Edenfield.
Mrs. Flanders, the regent, welcomed the guests and told of the joy the chapter felt in honoring a Revolutionary war hero. A history of the Edenfield family and the service of David Edenfield, his ancestry, was given by Mr. H.C. Edenfield, who then introduced Mr. Larsen, who is connected by marriage with the family.
The patriotic address which he gave made a deep impression on the audience. A quartet, Keep the Faith, was sung by Mrs. Adele Holloman, Mrs. Hugh Fillingim, Mr. Fillingim and Mr. Dixon. Mrs. D.L. Bland of Garfield, a member of the Adam Brinson chapter, D.A.R., and a sister of Mrs. Anna Brown, acting chaplain of the Governor David Emanuel chapter, made a gracious impromptu speech of appreciation of the tribute paid to this Revolutionary ancestor. Mrs. John J. Moore, a granddaughter, and believed to be the nearest living descendant of David Edenfield, unveiled the monument, while little June Coleman, a winsome three year old descendant of the hero, placed a lovely basket of roses on the grave. Mrs. Anna Brown and Mrs. D.L. Bland placed beautiful bouquets of chrysanthemums on the grave. Master Homer Durden, Jr., and Master Marion Watson, descendants of the hero, carried the flags, which were displayed at the entrance of the cemetery. Taps was sounded by Bob Pound. The descendants who are members of the Governor David Emanuel Chapter are Mrs. John R. Powell, Jr., a daughter of Mrs. John J. Moore, who had the honor of unveiling the marker; Mrs. Homer Durden, Mrs. Steve Williams, Jr., Mrs. Anna Brown, Mrs. Nora Coleman and Mrs. Adele Holloman.
Elizabeth Apston Edenfield (1769 - 1861)*
Jesse Edenfield (1786 - 1871)*
David Edenfield (1798 - 1880)*
Richard Edenfield (1800 - 1863)*
James W. Edenfield (1806 - 1883)*
Adaline Edenfield Black (1810 - 1898)*
Holly J. Edenfield Nunn (1816 - 1884)*
Pvt. Weakley's Regiment
S.C. Troops, Rev. War
January 19, 1761
Note: Cenotaph in Moore Cemetery, Emanuel County. DAR marker moved there from desecrated Edenfield cemetery.
David Edenfield Cemetery
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