Cary Revolutionary War Patriot to be Honored

Cary, NC – Nearly 200 years after his death, Nathaniel Jones, a local Revolutionary War patriot, is receiving an honor.

Cary’s First Patriot

On Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., the Yates Mill Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) will dedicate a bronze marker at Jones’ White Plains Cemetery grave.

It is believed that Nathaniel Jones of White Plains is the first Revolutionary War patriot to be honored in the town of Cary.

Muskets Will Be Fired

The ceremony, which is being presented in cooperation with the Friends of the Page-Walker and the Town of Cary, will feature a musket firing by the NC Sons of the American Revolution (NCSAR) and members of the Children of the American Revolution (CAR). The public is invited to attend what promises to be a colorful event.

A Life Of Service

Nathaniel Jones of White Plains (1749-1815) was a prominent North Carolinian whose life spanned the Revolutionary War and Federalist eras. Jones served as a Wake County Commissioner, Justice of the Peace, Sheriff, and Clerk of Court, and was a member of the General Assembly, the Council of State, and served as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in Hillsborough in 1788.

Cemetery One of Oldest Cary Sites

Archaeology reveals at least nine other graves in this traditional family plot, which is located at 100 Tolliver Court in the Maynard Oaks Subdivision of Cary. The DAR event follows a Remembrance Day ceremony held in October 2011 marking the completion of the restoration of the White Plains Cemetery by the Friends of Page-Walker and the Town of Cary. It is one of the oldest historic sites that links our present day community to its 18th century settlement.