Cynthiana Chapter

CYNTHIANA

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CHAPTER ORGANIZED DECEMBER 2, 1924

The Cynthiana Chapter, located in Harrison County, Kentucky, was organized December 2, 1924, by the organizing regent, Mrs. Amos Hamon Swinford, a former member of the Lexington Chapter. The name Cynthiana was selected for the chapter in honor of Robert Harrison's daughter for whom the county seat is also named. Harrison gave one hundred and fifty acres of land lying opposite the mouth of Gray's Run for the site of a new town. Robert Harrison was a blacksmith, a good workman, a gay, healthy, rollicking son of the wilderness, and his blooming daughters, not yet grown, were favorites of their father's customers and neighbors.

The first chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution that was organized in Harrison County carried the name of Judge Samuel McDowell. This chapter was organized on February 10, 1896. The chapter had about twenty-five members but disbanded many years ago.

Office Title
Officer Name
 
Regent Gail Kesterson
Vice Regent Jane Whitehead
Chaplain Dixiana Solomon
Recording Secretary Wilma Bonar
Corresponding Secretary Elizabeth Clyde
Treasurer Marilyn Elfers
Registrar Jayne Newman
Historian Virginia Bradley
Librarian Dixiana Solomon
 
CHAPTER PATRIOTS
 
CPT. JOHN CALVERT of Virginia EDMUND POLLARD of Virginia
PVT. JOHN CAUGHEY of Pennsylvania ZELA RENO of Virginia
EZEKIEL DYE of New Jersey PHILLIP CARL SHENKEL of Pennsylvania
ENS. HENRY EWALT of Pennsylvania CHARLES SMITH of Virginia
PVT. ABRAHAM FRYE of Pennsylvania HENRY STIEGEL of Pennsylvania
PVT. JEMIMA JOHNSON of Virginia SGT. JOHN TAYLOR of Maryland
MATTHIAS LAIR of Virginia ROBERT TAYLOR of Virginia
CPT. ROBERT MILLER of Virginia WILLIAM WISHART of North Carolina
JOHN MINTON of Virginia JOHN WITHERS of Virginia
CPT. THOMAS MORE of Virginia LEWIS WOLF, SR. of Virginia
 

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