The Cass County Mark Epperson Daughters of 1812 Chapter will be marking the grave of John Bluford Endsley, Beech Creek Cemetery, on Saturday, January 12, 2:00 p.m. for his service in the War of 1812.
So far, only three graves have been located of soldiers buried in Cass County that were in the War of 1812. It is quite an honor to have the grave of John Bluford Endsley marked. The Craig Austin Rowley Chapter, GSW1812 of Dallas area will be assisting.
After the program, the Fellowship Hall of the Smyrna Baptist Church has been reserved for any Endsley Families wanting to visit and have a “mini” family reunion. (In case of rain, the program will be held at the church rather than at the cemetery.) This visitation would include descendants of Joseph and James Endsley, brothers to John Bluford. Books have been written and published by Betty Endsley Boze on John Bluford Endsley, as well as Pat Kelton’s James Endsley. Descendents from Joseph Endsley are in the process of writing and organizing a book and/or CD.
Beech Creek Cemetery is located three miles east of Atlanta off of Hwy 249 (Main Street). From cemetery to Smyrna Baptist Church, immediately turn right on FM 1635, then left on Hwy 77 two or so miles, church on left. Life Center in separate building.
Contact Kathy Hurt Peacock at (903) 826-5473, Kay Stephens, President of Mark Epperson Daughters of 1812 at (903) 756-7390, or Leah West, descendant of John B. Endsley at (903) 796-2053 for questions or more information. There is also an Event set up for this on Facebook, John Endsley War of 1812 Marker Dedication with date, place and time.