Big Spring Chapter

GEORGETOWN

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CHAPTER ORGANIZED MARCH 6, 1912

Big Spring Chapter, located in Kentucky at Georgetown, organized on March 6, 1912, by Miss Katherine Stout Bradley, chapter organizing regent. The chapter was named for the Big Spring which Colonel John Floyd discovered on July 9, 1774. Colonel Floyd was a surveyor assigned the duty of mapping the part of "Kaintuckee," which lay north of the Kentucky River. He described the spring as "Royal." The spring was first called Floyd's Spring in his honor. Records show that it received the name "Royal Spring" on April 29, 1780.

News of adequate water supply traveled fast in pioneer days; and in October, 1775, John McClelland, his family, Colonel Robert Patterson and six other frontiersmen left Pittsburg to settle in Kentucky near the spring. Early in 1776 they had erected a fort near the site of Royal Spring; this was the first fortified station north of the Kentucky River, and the first settlement of more than one family in that section, now Scott County. This fort, called McClelland's Station, was a stop-over station for pioneers passing to and from larger settlements south of the Kentucky River.

Late in 1776, the fort was destroyed by Indians; John McClelland was mortally wounded and died January 6, 1777. Following this attack, the fort was abandoned for almost ten years. Then came settlers from 'back East,' among whom was Elijah Craig, a Baptist minister, who left Virginia with family and friends to escape religious persecution. Craig built his home on the "Big Spring" branch, not far from the old fort site. The new settlement was called Lebanon's Station; but in 1790 the name was changed from Lebanon's Station to George Town in honor of George Washington.

Office Title
Officer Name
 
Regent Sara Baston
Vice Regent Linda Weir
Chaplain Carol Adams
Corresponding Secretary Betty Graves
Treasurer Penny Gift
Registrar Susan George
Historian Lena Graves
Librarian Lena Graves
 
CHAPTER PATRIOTS
 
SGT. WILLIAM AKERS of Virginia 1st LT. THOMAS LEWIS of Virginia
CPL. DAVID ALLEN of Virginia PVT. WILLIAM LIGON of Virginia
SGT. JOSEPH ALLIN of North Carolina 2nd LT. ANTHONY LINDSEY of Maryland
WILLIAM ASKEW of Delaware CAPT. GABRIEL LONG of Virginia
JOHN ARMSTRONG of Virginia CPL. JAMES LONG of Pennsylvania
STEPHEN ASHBY of Virginia SGT. NICHOLAS LONG, SR. of Virginia
LT. COL. JEPHTHA ATHERTON of North Carolina MAJ. BENJAMIN MAY of North Carolina
HENRY BANTA, SR. of Pennsylvania PVT. GEORGE McAFEE of Virginia
PVT. SAMUEL BATTERTON of Virginia JAMES McCONNELL of Pennsylvania
B. ARCHIBALD of Virginia SGT. WILLIAM McCOY of Virginia
BEALL CRUSE of Virginia ENS. JAMES McDOWELL of Virginia
JOSEPH BENNETT of Virginia COL. SAMUEL McDOWELL, SR. of Virginia
LT. SILAS BENT, SR. of Maryland JOSEPH McDOWELL of North Carolina
JOHN BOGGS of Pennsylvania & Virginia BRIG. GEN. ALEXANDER McINTOSH of South Carolina
PVT. JOHN BRADFORD of Virginia ENS. JOHN McMURTRY of Virginia
WILLIAM BRADSHAW of Virginia COL. THOMAS MARSHALL of Virginia
CPL. JOHN BRANHAM SR. of Virginia PVT. DAVID MARTIN of Connecticut & New Jersey
TRAVENOR BRANHAM of Virginia CPL. SAMUEL MELENDY of New York
PVT. PETER BREWER of New York JOHN MILLION of Virginia
MRS. FRANCES UPSHAW BROOKING of Virginia MAJ. JOHN MINOR of Virginia
PVT. JOHN BROOKING of Virginia PVT. JAMES MONK of North Carolina
SEAMAN BERRYMAN BROWN of Virginia PVT. BARTON MOORE of Maryland
CAPT. CHARLES BROWNING of Virginia PVT. PETER MOURER of Pennsylvania
DANIEL BOONE BRYAN of North Carolina PVT. JOHN MULLINS of Virginia
THOMAS BURBRIDGE of Virginia PVT. DANIEL NEILL of Virginia
THOMAS BURROUGHS of Virginia PVT. JACOB NEW of Virginia
CAPT. JOSEPH BURGESS of Maryland PVT. BENJAMIN NEWTON of Virginia
LT. GEORGE CALHOUN of Pennsylvania CAPT. SAMUEL NEWELL of Virginia
OBEDIAH CALVERT, SR. of Virginia PVT. NIMROD NEWMAN of Virginia
OBEDIAH CALVERT, JR. of Virginia PVT. HOSEPH NICKELL of Virginia
ADAM CARPENTER of Virginia SEAMAN SAMUEL OLDHAM of Virginia
SGT. ROBERT CARR of Virginia LT. ALEXANDER OLIVER of Maryland
PVT. ROBERT CHURCH SR. of Virginia JACOB VANMETER, SR. of Pennsylvania
HENRY CLAGETT of Maryland WYATT PARKER of Virginia
PVT. SAMUEL COBB of South Carolina CAPT. JOSEPH PATTERSON, SR. of Virginia
PVT. JAMES COLEMAN of Virginia PVT. JOHN PAINE of Virginia
PVT. SAMUEL COOPER of Maryland NATHAN PEARCE, SR. of New York
PVT. JOHN PETER CORN of Virginia ZACHARIAH PETTY of Virginia
REV. JOSEPH CRAIG of Virginia MAJ. DANIEL PIATT of New Jersey
MARY POLLY HAWKINS CRAIG of Virginia JOHN POAGE, SR. of Virginia
TOLLIVER CRAIG, SR. of Virginia PVT. EDMUND POLLARD of Virginia
THOMAS CRESAP of Maryland PVT. HENRY PORCH of North Carolina
JOHN CURD of Virginia AMBROSE POWELL of Virginia
PVT. JOHN DARNABY of Virginia SGT. ELISHA PREWITT of Virginia
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PVT. WILLIAM DOWNING of Virginia MAJ. GEN ISRAEL PUTTMAN, SR. of Connecticut
CPT. AMBROSE DUDLEY of Virginia PVT. BENJAMIN QUINN of Virginia
JAMES DOOLEY of Virginia PVT. WILLIAM REDMON of Virginia
CORNELIUS DUVALL of Maryland SGT. ELIJAH RIPPEY of Virginia
JEREMIAH EARLY of Virginia CAPT. ROBERT RODES of Virginia
PVT. NATHAN EDDY of Maryland PVT. LAMAR ROBERT of Maryland
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EDWARD ELAM of Virginia SGT. JOSEPH ROBERTS of Virginia
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THOMAS ELY of Virginia PVT. JOHN ROWE, SR. of North Carolina
JOHN EMBREE of Virginia LT. COL. EPHRAIM RUCKER of Virginia
CAPT. JAMES ESTILL of Virginia BRIG. GEN. WILLIAM RUSSELL, SR. of Virginia
COL. GRIFFIN L. FAUNTLEROY of Maryland PVT. JOSEPH SAMES of Virginia
SGT. JOHN FIELDS of North Carolina RICHARD SALISBURY of Connecticut
JOHN PHILLIP FISHBACK of Virginia CAPT. JOHN SCOTT of Virginia
PVT. ADAM FISHER of Virginia PVT. RICHARD SEBREE of Virginia
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PVT. PETER FOREE of Virginia 1st LT. ZACHARIAH SHACKLEFORD of Virginia
PVT. WILLIAM ABRAHAM FERGUSON of Virginia PVT. JONATHAN SHEPARD of Massachusetts
PVT. JAMES FURNISH of Virginia PVT. ABNER SHROPSHIRE of Virginia
CHP. JOHN GANO of Virginia HENRY SHOFNER of North Carolina
HEATH GARDNER of Virginia PVT. JOHN SISSON of New York
CPT. DAVID GASS of Virginia SGT. CADWALLADER SLAUGHTER of Virginia
JOHN GAITHER of North Carolina PVT. FREDERICK SLEMP of Virginia
AMBROSE GERRIOTT of Virginia HENRY SMITH of Virginia
BRIG. GEN. JOHN GLOVER of Maryland WILLIAM SMITH of Virginia
PVT. ISAAC GOAR of Virginia PVT. JACOB SPEARS of Virginia
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JOHN GROOVER of Georgia PVT. JOHN STOUT of New Jersey
PVT. SILVANUS HALL of Maryland CAPT. SAMUEL STOUT of New Jersey
ENS. ANDREW HAMILTON, JR. of Virginia JAMES SUGGETT of Virginia
ANDREW HAMILTON, SR. of Virginia PVT. JOHN SUGGETT of Virginia
HENRY HARDING of Virginia MILDRED DAVIS SUGGETT of Virginia
NANCY MORGAN HART of Georgia PVT. HEWLET SULLIVAN of South Carolina
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JOHN HAWKINS of Maryland PVT. JOSEPH TERRELL of Virginia
CAPT. MOSES HAWKINS of Virginia LT. MOSES THOMAS of Virginia
CAPT. PARMENAS HAYNES of Virginia SAMUEL THOMASON, SR. of Virginia
ENS. JOSEPH HEDGES of Maryland ADJ. SGT. JOHN TOLMAN of Vermont
THOMAS HENTON of Virginia PVT. LEWIS VALLANDINGHAM of Virginia
PVT. WILLIAM HICKS of Virginia PVT. JOHN VAN DYKE of New Jersey
DRUMMER ZACHARIAS HOLLADAY of Virginia PVT. ALMOND VAUGHN of Virginia
PVT. ISAAC HOLMAN of North Carolina PVT. DAVID VAWTER of Virginia
CAPT. STEPHEN HOLSTON of Virginia PVT. GEORGE WEST of Virginia
CAPT. JESSE HORD of Virginia PVT. JOHN WALDEN of Virginia
CAPT. COMFORT HUBBELL of Connecticut ELISHA WARFIELD of Maryland
PVT. JUSTUS HUBBLE of New York PVT. THOMAS WASH of Virginia
LT. JOHN HUMPHREYS of Virginia & Pennsylvania JOHN WATTS of Virginia
JOHN HUNT of North Carolina PVT. PETER WATTS of North Carolina
JACOB HUNTER of Virginia ORDL. SGT. RICHARD WELLS, JR. of Virginia & Georgia
PVT. JOHN C. JACKSON of Virginia CAPT. RICHARD WELLS, SR. of Virginia
ANDREW JOHNSON of Virginia PVT. THOMAS WELLS of Pennsylvania
CAPT. ROBERT JOHNSON of Virginia PVT. THOMAS WEST of Virginia
JEMIMA SUGGETT JOHNSON of Virginia PVT. JOHN WHITE of Virginia
PVT. JUDY MARTIN of Pennsylvania WILLIAM WHITLEY, SR. of Virginia
CASPER KARSNER of Virginia JOHN WHITAKER of Maryland
PVT. TILMAN LAIL KEMPER of Virginia CAPT. SAMUEL WHORTON of South Carolina
THOMAS KENNEDY of Virginia PVT. HENRY WIGGINTON of Virginia
JAMES KENNEY of Virginia PVT. JAMES WILSON of Virginia
PVT. DAVID KERR of Virginia ROBERT WILSON, SR. of Maryland
CAPT. WILLIAM KINKEAD of Virginia CAPT. STEVENS WOOLFORD of Maryland
THOMAS KIRTLEY of Virginia PVT. JOHN WRIGHT, SR. of North Carolina
SGT. CHARLES LANDER of Virginia PVT. JOHN WRIGHT, JR. of North Carolina
PVT. BENJAMIN LEWIS of Virginia PVT. SAMUEL WYCKOFF of Maryland
 

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