Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

May 25, 2012

Cemetery dedication planned Sunday

U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, and state Sen. David Givens, R-Greensburg among dignitaries to be present

Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — On Sunday, a dedication ceremony culminating efforts of several concerned citizens who restored the cemetery will take place at 2 p.m. at the D.F. West Cemetery on Ky. 70 near Hiseville.

The cemetery is the final resting place for William Peers, who fought in five battles during the American Revolution: Valley Forge, the Delaware River, the Brandywine, Camden and the Battle of Guilford.

Peers was born in 1762 in Louisa County, Va., and entered the military in Virginia in 1775 at the age of 17. Following his discharge from the military, he moved to Kentucky where he resided until his death on May 28, 1833.

Eugenia Morrison, of Glasgow, took on the restoration of the cemetery two years ago when a descendant of Peers told her about him being buried there.

“There’s about 30 old graves in that cemetery,” she said. “He was the first one buried in that old cemetery and it had been abandoned. It was grown up with trees and bushes. I got it all cleaned up and I’m paying a man to keep it mowed.”

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