Captain Stephen Ashby Chapter

MADISONVILLE

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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.

 

Office Title
Officer Name
 
Regent Velma Gooden
Vice Regent Sharon Harris
Corresponding & Recording Secretary Sharon Fugate
Treasurer Sherilyn Aubrey
Registrar Sharon Fugate
Historian Beverly Dockrey
Librarian Myra Bourland
 
CHAPTER PATRIOTS
 
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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