No stranger to opposition was Private Martin Harris, who was a teamster in the Battle of Buffalo in the War of 1812. By 1814 he was First Sergeant in the Thirty-ninth New York Militia and participated in the Battle of Puttneyville. As a war veteran, he was respected and honored for his sincerity, honesty, memory, generosity, neighborliness, shrewd business practices, and civic spirit. Throughout his life, it is evident that he consistently strived to do the right thing as he understood it, even when it was unpopular with those around him. He eventually settled in Clarkston, Utah where today a yearly program commemorates his life.
Grave Marking Ceremony Program
Photos from the August 5, 2017 Grave Marking Ceremony