This year marks the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. Two organizations helped mark the service of a patriot of that war.
The Tennessee Sons of the American Revolution Society and the General Henry Knox chapter of the Daughters of 1812 rededicated a headstone Wednesday to remember Sanford Simpson.
Simpson served in the War of 1812 and was a pioneer settler of Knox County.
The group conducting the ceremony hopes to mark and dedicate other burial sites of the War of 1812 veterans.
"This area of Tennessee has a tremendous number, many of which have not been marked officially, and we would like to concentrate that in the next three years," said Charlotte Miller.
Sanford Simpson died in 1868. He apparently drowned while crossing the Tennessee River.