Clipped From Alton Evening Telegraph
BAR to Unveil . Rattan Tablet Geremony on July 4 in Vaughn Cemetery On July 4, the.Ninlan Edwards Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will unveil a bronze tablet on the grave of John Rattan, a revolutionary soldier buried In Vaughn cemetery, about three miles east of Alton. John Rattan was born In 1747. During the Revolutionary War he served as a soldier with North Carolina troops. He married Mary Green who was born about 1755 in Tryon County, North Carolina. In 1804 Rattan and his family settled in Madison County, in an area still known as Rattan's Prairie In Wood River Township. He was one of the .first white men to settle In this county. John Rattan had several children, Richard Rattan, Thomas Rattan, Major Rattan, Ann Rattan, who married Jojjn Rose, Mary Rattan who married the Rev. Charles Kitchens, Tllitha Rattan who first married Daniel Odle and later married James Beeman, Sarah Rattan who married William Montgomery. A number of direct decendants of John Rattan will be on hand for the dedication ceremony July 4. Some who have made known their intention of attending are:. James E. Rattan, Decatur, James Allen Rattan, Columbus, O., James Evan Rattan and Roger Belden Rattan of Columbus, O., Mrs. Adele Rattan Arrington and Pfc. James Rattan Arringtorf of Princeton, N. J., Robert E. Lee Belk' of Bethalto, A. Reid Montgomery, Alton, Mrs. Elsie Boettger, 'Moro. It to believed many other direct decend ants of John Rattan will attend. The ceremony will be in Charge of Miss Helen Mack, Regent* of Ninian Edwards Chapter, Altoii, Daughters of the American Revo lution.