The Finger Lakes Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, in conjunction with the Frontenac Historical Society & Museum, will unveil a Patriot Burial Marker honoring Revolutionary War veteran, James Carr. The dedication will be held at the Old Quaker Cemetery on Grove Street in Union Springs at 1pm on Sunday June 11th.
Shortly after enlisting in the Continental Army, Carr was captured by the British near Fort Anne and transported to Montreal where he spent four years as a prisoner of war. Subsequent to his release, Carr settled on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake in an area no known as Carrs Cove. The home built there still stands today.
The William Pomeroy Foundation funded the marker through a program with the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR). The Frontenac Museum was pleased to have provided the research and documentation which enabled the Finger Lakes Chapter, SAR, to receive this grant.