Six Trans-Allegheny Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution joined the Sons of the American Revolution in honoring Revolutionary War Patriot Paulser Butcher on Saturday, May 13, at Butchersville Cemetery at 11 a.m. Trans-Allegheny members were Christina Rumbach, Regent; Kelly Goodwin, Pat Goodwin, Donna Henline, Polly LeRoy, and Nancy Salai.
Descendant Larry Butcherserved as Master of Ceremonies for the service. He introduced Ed Cromly, Color Guard Commander, who presented the Colors with the assistance of West Virginia State Society Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard from Captain James Neal Chapter in Parkersburg, Ohio Color Guard, Chapter 40 Color Guard from Marietta, Ohio, and members of the Boy Scout Troop 549.
A member of the Boy Scout Troop549 led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America. Those assembled read the SAR Pledge. Rick Beck, Evangelist from the Weston Church of Christ, gave the Invocation. Compatriot Bob Fish, Vice President General Elect presented the Welcome and Purpose of the Ceremony. Christina Rumbach, Regent of the Trans-Allegheny Chapter, NSDAR welcomed the assembly to Lewis County and announced that Paulser Butcher was a Patriot ancestor of hers.
Larry Butcher presented the keynote address which provided background information on Paulser Butcher and his journey to Lewis County.
The WVSSAR, CDSAR, James Neal Chapter SAR, Point Pleasant WV Chapter SAR, Trans-Allegheny Chapter, NSDAR, and Marietta Chapter SAR presented wreaths to decorate the new monument and pay respect for Paulser Butcher.
The West Virginia Honor Guard provided a 21-gun Musket salute. Also represented and introduced were members of the Lewis County Honor Guard. Morgan Dolly, a student at Glenville State College, played “Taps.”
The assembly read the SAR Recessional. Then the Color Guard Commander led the various groups in retiring the Colors.
Evangelist Rick Beck provided the Benediction.
The SAR gave special thanks to Beverly Lambert and Beth Ruble, trustees of the Butchersville Cemetery; Compatriot Jean Yost for ordering the monument; Gerald Bills, Charlie Elder, and Hal Powell, Pleasants County Historical Society for setting the monument; Compatriot Steve Frash for organizing the memorial service; Compatriot Ed Cromley, WV State Color Guard Commander; Bill Cayton, Lewis County Honor Guard; and Betty Jeanette Bucher Topp (Nov. 20, 1932 – Feb. 21, 2013) for her research on the Butcher family.
After the conclusion of the ceremony, the group travelled to Hacker’s Creek Pioneer Descendants’ Library from lunch.