John Abston Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution to host Ceremony at the Pavilion at Lakeview Cemetery, Wreath Laying at the grave of John Abston

On Sunday, April 29, please join the Daughters of the American Revolution in a Re-dedication of the Restoration of the Historic portion of the Lakeview Cemetery.  John Abston Chapter, NSDAR invites you to come celebrate their continued commitment to the preservation of our historic treasures in Collin County.

‚ÄčLocation: The Pavilion at Lakeview Cemetery

Date: Sunday, April 29

Time: 2:00-3:00 PM

Address: 2343 Lake Road, Lavon, TX 75166, ( Lake Road Crossed HWY 78 between Wylie and Farmersville

 

Historical Context:
John Abston was a Revolutionary War soldier from Virginia, who came to Texas in the 1850's with his family.  He, family members, and former slaves are buried in what is now Lakeview Cemetery in Lavon, TX.   His tombstone was replaced during the 20th century by a local DAR chapter, and dedicated by a Sons of the American Revolution chapter in December, 2007.

 

The Restoration Project:

The John Abston Chapter NSDAR began an effort, led by Dorcas Helms, to restore the headstones in need of cleaning, repair and leveling in 2015.  The total projected cost was approximately $10,000.  The work was completed in 3 phases.  The first phase was funded entirely  by the chapter's fundraising.  Phases II and III were accomplished using grants from the Collin County Historical Commission.  The final phase was completed in December, 2017.