A group of people from across the state gathered together on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, to honor a Ralls County pioneer, Jane E. Clay Trabue. Descendants of Mrs. Trabue along with members of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Sons of the American Revolution took time during the Labor Day holiday to mark her grave.
Jane E. Clay was born to the Rev. Eleazer Clay and his wife, Jane Apperson Clay in Chesterfield County, Va., in January, 1776.  She married Edward Trabue and lived in Woolford County, Ky., where she raised seven children.  After her husband’s death, Jane and her children came to Missouri.  She died at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Taylor Jones, where she was buried on the Jones’ farm.  Later the family cemetery was moved to Barkley Cemetery in New London.  Jane’s father and husband were Patriots of the Revolutionary War.
Descendants attending were Wilma Summers, Platte Purchase Chapter, DAR; Mary Summers, Platte Purchase DAR; Wayne Summers of Troy, Mo.; Cathy Davis, Platte Purchase DAR; Marilyn Summers of Center, Mo.; Jennifer Madore and son, Adrian of Hannibal, Mo.
DAR chapters represented at the ceremony included Platte Purchase, Platte City, Mo.; Hannibal Heritage, Hannibal, Mo.; Valley Of The Meramec, Washington, Mo.; St. Charles DAR, St. Charles, Mo.; Little Blue River, Grandview, Mo.; Adam Yager Chapter, Lake Lotawana, Mo.; Independence Pioneers, Independence, Mo.;  and the MOSSAR Color Guard.
The Hannibal Heritage Chapter DAR assosted in the ceremony honoring Jane Clay Trabue as a Daughter of the American Revolution. Anyone interested in obtaining information or admission to DAR is invited to contact Sue DeLaporte, Registrar at (573) 822-8597.