Corn Island Chapter
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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.
|Regent||Janet Hickey Upton|
|Vice Regent||Terry Pyles|
|Corresponding Secretary||Carrie Bowman|
|Recording Secretary||Alesia Hickey|
|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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