To the Heroes of 1776
Among the “Heroes of 1776” memorialized by this monument in Nashville is my 4th great grandfather (2nd great grandfather of my paternal grandmother, “Granny Bert”), John S. Fagan. One branch of my family has a tradition that he was born in County Meath, Ireland, in 1740. He fought at The Battle of Kings Mountain, as did another of my 4th great grandfathers, George Parks.
Inscription: “To the Heroes of 1776. Not dead— but living in deeds such lives inspire”