Sarah Knox Taylor was born at Fort Knox in Vincennes, Indiana about 1814, and educated in Kentucky and Ohio. She married Jefferson Davis on June 17, 1835. Jefferson and Sarah Davis came to Louisiana to visit relatives and begin the planning of their home, Brierfield. After contracting either yellow fever or malaria, Sarah Davis died September 15, 1835. She is buried at Locust Grove Cemetery, West Feliciana Parish.
Just east of St. Francsiville on Baines Road (1) one mile north of Hwy 10 at Locust Grove Cemetery.
Call to Order (1:00 PM)
Herbert Price,Council of Conservative Citizens,
Coordinator and Master of Ceremonies
Dr. Mack P. Stewart, Pastor of 2nd Baptist
Presentation of Colors (and lead the Pledge):
Rogillio Clack Post 164 American Legion
Pledge to the Flag of the United States:
I Pledge allegiance to the flag of the
United States of America and to the Republic
for which it stands one nation under God indivisible
with liberty and justice for all.
Post the Confederate Flag and lead the salute to the flag:
Benton Foster, GA Scott Camp 244 SCV
Salute to the Confederate Flag
I salute the Confederate flag
with reverence and undying devotion
to the cause for which it stands.
Henry Watkins Allen Camp 133 SCV
General Francis T Nicholls Camp 1362 SCV
Bill Caldwell, Confederate Band:
Dixie, Bonnie Blue Flag, Sally Goodin
John Rarick, (Memorial Organizer)
Former Judge and Congressman:
Purpose and Objections of meeting and introduce
dignitaries of St. Francisville
Bill D'Aquilla: Mayor of St. Francisville, La.
Bert Barbers: President of Police Jury
History of Cemetery:
Hon. Harrison Shaffer, Direct descendant
of Anna Elisa Davis Smith (Jefferson Davis oldest sister)
Story of Sarah Knox Taylor Davis:
Hon. Ed Cailleteau
George M. Church, Executive Councilman SCV,
Cofounder and Director of Jefferson Davis Society
Courtesy of SCV
courtesy of SCV
Dr. Robert T. Snyder
Corely Senyard, Vice President of Council
of Conservative Citizens
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