Corn Island Chapter

LOUISVILLE

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CHAPTER ORGANIZED FEBRUARY 4, 2012

The name Corn Island was chosen for Kentucky's newest chapter as it met the following crieteria: a name that was relevant to our area, one with ties to the American Revolutionary War, and one with a local site that could be visited.

Corn Island was settled by General George Rogers Clark, along with his militia and several settlers, on 27 May 1778. Once crops were planted at the settlement, it became known as Corn Island. From this western outpost, General Clark led his militia in the Illinois Campaign that captured Fort Vincennes from the British. After this victory, Clark sent word back to the settlement to move on shore. The relocated settlements was named Louisville, after King Louis XVI of France. A historically marked site in Louisville gives the history of Corn Island, nestled off shore admist the waters of the Ohio River.

 

Office Title
Officer Name
 
Regent Janet Hickey Upton
Vice Regent Terry Pyles
Chaplain Beverly Stoller
Corresponding Secretary Carrie Bowman
Recording Secretary Alesia Hickey
Treasurer Maureen Samuels
Registrar Shelley Kuussalo
Historian Mary Popham
Librarian Julia Hood
 
CHAPTER PATRIOTS
 
SAMUEL ABEL of Maryland JAMES LINDSEY of North Carolina
GARRET APPLEGATE of Pennsylvania MATTHEW MANCHESTER of Rhode Island
HENRY BOHANAN of Virginia AMBROSE MEADOR of Virginia
BEZALEEL BRAINERD of Connecticut RODOLPHUS NORRIS of Maryland
STEPHEN BRAINERD of Connecticut JONAH ROBINSON of New Jersey
WARREN CASH of Virginia SGT. SHUBAEL SEAVER of Massachusetts
JOHN COOMBS of Virginia SAMUEL SHARP of North Carolina
PVT. JOSHUA DAVIS of New Hampshire MATTHEW SMITH of Connecticut
MICHAEL DEATS of Virginia PVT. BENEDICT SPALDING of Maryland
WILLIAM GARRETT of Virginia WILLIAM SUTHERLAND of Virginia
CPT. SALATHIEL GOFF of Virginia EDWARD UPTON of North Carolina
JOHN HERNDON GRAVES of North Carolina JOHN WILHOITE of Virginia
CASPER LARRICK of Virginia  
 

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