Burgett to be honored by DAR

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. – The Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a grave marker dedication honoring Real Daughter Sarah Jane Markle Burgett at 1 p.m. Oct. 25 at Fairview Cemetery located on Smith Township State Road.

Burgett was the wife of Boston Grim Burgett and the daughter-in-law of Sebastian Burgett, founder of Burgettstown.

Burgett joined the DAR Pittsburgh Chapter in 1898. Her father, Col. Abram Markle, served on Gen. George Washington’s staff from 1777 to 1779.

Pennsylvania Regent Bobbi McMullen will preside over the dedication marking her grave and honoring Burgett as a “Real Daughter,” a designation reserved for DAR members who were direct descendants of Revolutionary War soldiers. Burgett was one of three Real Daughters associated with the Pittsburgh Chapter.

She was born in Island Creek Township, Jefferson County, Ohio, in 1820 and died in Burgettstown in 1898, aged 77. She was buried in an unmarked grave in Fairview; she is the last Pennsylvanian Real Daughter whose grave will be dedicated.

A dessert reception will immediately follow the dedication.

Make a reservation by contacting Diane McVicker at (412) 487-3065 or dianemcv@verizon.net by Oct. 22.