From the "Sons of the American Revolution" magazine for FALL 2010
On July 24, 2010, the sons of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were honored in a double grave-marking ceremony in Beverly.
The WVSSAR, Ohio SSAR, Daniel Boone Chapter of Charleston, John Hart Chapter of the DAR of Elkins, Civil War Color Guard and the local Boy Scout Troop 66 of Beverly, honored the sons Daniel and Edward Hart in a grave marking.
Tom McLaughlin, a local Highlander band bagpiper, played as the WVSSAR and Ohio SSAR combined color guard approached from the left side of the graves and the Boy Scout Color Guard and Civil War Color Guard advanced from the right.
Wreaths were placed on the graves by the WVSSAR, Greenbrier Valley Chapter of Lewisburg, Point Pleasant Chapter of Point Pleasant, and Hocking Valley Chapter of Ohio. The musket salute was a grand one, fielded by a combined Ohio and West Virginia color guard as they fired a 21-gun salute. The sound broke the silence of the West Virginia hills as the smoke and the smell of gunpowder were thick.
About 80 people came to pay their respects to the Revolutionary War veterans. Steven Hart, seventh-great-grandson of John Hart, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and sixth-great grandson of Daniel Hart, thanked all who attended and those who helped make the grave-marking a success.