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SAR honors two Revolutionary War heroes Two Revolutionary War Patriots were honored for their bravery and service over the weekend. The Samuel Elbert Chapter Sons of the American Revolution held a gravesite service for their war service during the American Revolution from 1776 until 1783. All descendants of Captain John Beck and Private John Wansley (Wanslow) were invited to attend the gravesite service. Private John Wansley Sr. (born in 1738 in Louisa County, Virginia and died in 1833 in Elbert County) was 38 years old when the Revolutionary War erupted in 1776. He enlisted in Albemarle County, Virginia as a private in Captain Harris’ Company of Colonel Lewis 14th Virginia Regiment, serving three separate times from 1776 until 1781. Congress passed the pension Law for Revolutionary Soldiers June 7, 1832. John Wansley Sr. (as John Wanslow) applied May 19, 1833 in order to receive this benefit. He was 94 years old at this time. The pension was granted at $30 per year to begin March 4, 1831. He received $75. He married Amelia Barber (whose father was Patrick Barber). After she died in 1799, John traveled by wagon train to the Ruckersville/Cold Water Creek area and received a land grant to begin his new life. Captain John Beck was born in Albemarle County, Virginia on Feb. 4, 1762. He died in Elbert County July 11, 1824. He was married to Sarah Wansley (who was born in 1783 and died in 1860 and is buried in Murray County), daughter of John Wanslow (Wansley), on July 11, 1784 in Albemarle County, Virginia. John Beck was an Ensign in the Ninth Virginia. Regiment, Continental Line. He was promoted to Lieutenant March 1st, 1780 and served under General George Washington.