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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.
|Vice Regent||Judith Rawlings|
|Corresponding Secretary||Elizabeth Clyde|
|Recording Secretary||Wilma Bonar|
|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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