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"I think most of us stop and think about how much we owe them,"said Ann Bozart of Daughters of the American Revolution.

"He was on what was called York Island, which is Manhattan, and he fought some engagements there." explained Anne Sutton a descendent of Sam Elgin. "And he was with Washington right before Washington left for Valley Forge but his time was up so he didn't go. "

Then Elgin moved to Boone County.

A grave in Columbia cemetery is not the only legacy Elgin left behind in mid-Missouri.

"We're here because we're descendents of Samuel Elgin," said Kevin Crane, Boone County prosecutor.

Also in the family, former governor Roger Wilson.

It's a legacy Elgin's descendents say is important for all of us to remember.

"I think its important for us to remember all of the history we have here in Boone County," said Crane.

The Daughters of the American Revolution say Sam is just one of 18 revolutionary war veterans who ended up in Boone County.

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