Captain Stephen Ashby Chapter
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CHAPTER ORGANIZED 1946
The organizing meeting of the Captain Stephen Ashby Chapter was held at Madisonville, Kentucky, on November 20, 1946, after Mrs. Carl M. Polley had been appointed organizing regent at the October National Board Meeting.
The members honored Mrs. Polley by naming the chapter for her ancestor, Stephen Ashby. He was a son of Captain Thomas Ashby and was born in Prince William County, Virginia, before 1710. He was commissioned Captain of the Virginia Continental Line on September 9, 1776; of the Eighth Continental Line on September 14, 1778: retiring on January 1, 1787. At the close of the Revolution he removed to the land granted him in Mercer County on the Green River. A village established at that location, Ashbyburg, was named for his son, Stephen Ashby Junior.
Daniel Ashby, eldest son of Captain Stephen Ashby, served in the Revolutionary War along with his father. He was the first State Senator from Henderson County 1805-1808. In 1808, he was elected to the legislature from Henderson, Muhlenberg, and Livingston Counties.
The Ashbys, moderately well off with personality and qualifications for leadership, were prominent and influential citizens, well-known in the whole county west of Green River.
|Vice Regent||Sharon Harris|
|Corresponding & Recording Secretary||Sharon Fugate|
|SAMUEL ABEL, SR. of Maryland||PVT. BENJAMIN LENTZ of N. & S. Carolina|
|BENJAMIN ADAMS of North Carolina||LT. GABRIEL LOVING of North Carolina|
|CPT. STEPHEN ASHBY of Virginia||PVT. WILLIAM LYON of Virginia|
|SGT. ISHAM BOBBITT of North Carolina||ENS. JOHN MARKS, JR. of Virginia|
|PVT. WILLIAM BRANSFORD of Virginia||CPT. SAMUEL MARSHALL of Virginia|
|COL. RICHARD CALLAWAY of Virginia||PVT. JESSE OATES of North Carolina|
|PVT. ABRAHAM CHILDRESS of Virginia||LT. CHRISTOPHER ORENDORFF of Maryland|
|PVT. JAMES CODILL of North Carolina||CPT. HENRY RHODES of Pennsylvania|
|PVT. STEPHEN CODILL of North Carolina||CORNELIUS ROBERTS of Virginia|
|ENS. SAMUEL COX of Virginia||PVT. SAMUEL ROOT, SR. of Connecticut|
|PVT. ACHILLES CRAFTS of North Carolina||PVT. BENEDICT SPALDING of Maryland|
|JOHN CREECH of North Carolina||CPT. CHRISTOPHER TAYLOR of North Carolina|
|PVT. JOHN FEE of Pennsylvania||CPT. REUBEN TAYLOR of Virginia|
|CALEB HALL of Virginia||CPT. JACOB VANMETER of Virginia|
|CPT. MICHAEL HUBER of Pennsylvania||PVT. MANDLEY WINSTEAD of North Carolina|
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