Elizabeth Campbell Russell Chapter

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ORIGIN OF CHAPTER NAME

The chapter is named in honor of Elizabeth Henry Campbell Russell, sister of Patrick Henry. She was born in Hanover County, Virginia, in 1749, and first married to Revolutionary War General William Campbell, "the hero of King's Mountain." The couple made their home in Aspenvale, near Seven Mile Ford, Virginia. After General Campbell's death, she married General William Russell, a prominent military person and a member of the State Legislature of Virginia.

In 1788, the Russells moved to Saltville, Virginia, to a home located beside the spot where the Madam Russell Memorial United Methodist Church now stands. The Russells attended the first Methodist Conference on waters that did not flow into the Atlantic Ocean. Mrs. Russell was converted and her home in Saltville became the meeting place for traveling ministers. In 1812, Mrs. Russell moved to another log home near Chilhowie to be nearer the Great Road. In 1824, a Methodist Church was dedicated in her name-The Elizabeth Chapel. Land was given for use as a public cemetery and it still bears her name-the Elizabeth Cemetery in Saltville, Virginia. Madam Russell is credited with bringing Methodism to this part of the country. Mrs. Russell died in 1825 and is buried in Smyth County, Virginia.

 

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Office Title
Officer Name
 
Regent Carol Vincent McClure
Vice Regent Mary Angela Whitmer
Chaplain Martha Walker Hargrove
Recording Secretary Martha Gilbert Bowles
Corresponding Secretary Mary Ruth Berry
Treasurer Karon Mallory Brown
Registrar Doris Cartmill Phillips
Historian Betty Miller Camplin
Librarian Glenda Polley Harris
 
CHAPTER PATRIOTS
 
CALLUM HOLMAN BAILEY of Virginia WILLIAM MALLORY of Virginia
LEROY BRIZENDINE of Virginia MATTHEW MASON of North Carolina
JAMES CRAIG of Virginia EPHRAIM McLEAN of North Carolina
HENRY CARTMILL of Virginia STEPHEN McPHERSON of Virginia
JOHN CARTMILL of Virginia JETHRO OATES of North Carolina
WILLIAM COY of Maryland JESSE OATES of North Carolina
JOHN DANKS of Virginia NICHOLAS PHELPS of Virginia
JOSEPH DUNCAN, JR. of Virginia ROBERT POAGUE of Virginia
JOSEPH DUNCAN, SR. of Virginia THOMAS PATTERSON of Virginia
ARCHIBALD DILL of North Carolina TOBIAS PENROD of Pennsylvania
BAYLES EARL, SR. of Virginia PETER POLLEY of Virginia
DAVID EDWARDSof Virginia HENRY RHOADS of Pennsylvania
HENRY FORTNEY, JR. of Pennsylvania WILLIAM SACKETT of Massachussetts
HENRY FORTNEY, SR. of Pennsylvania JAMES SCOTT of Virginia
LOUIS FRANKLIN of North Carolina ISHAM SELLERS of North Carolina
PHILIP FULKERSON of New Jersey ANDREAS SHAFFER of Pennsylvania
CHRISTOPHER GARLOW of Virginia THOMAS SHERROD of North Carolina
CHRISTIAN GISH, SR. of Pennsylvania NICHOLAS SHRUM of North Carolina
CHRISTIAN GISH, JR. of Pennsylvania PETER SHRUM of North Carolina
ISAIAH HANCOCK of North Carolina JOHN SIMMONS of North Carolina
WILLIAM HOUSTON of North Carolina PETER SMITH of Virginia
JOHN HARPER of Pennsylvania PHILLIP TAYLOR of Pennsylvania
JAMES HART of North Carolina CHARLES VINCENT of Virginia
JOHN HUNT of North Carolina JAMES WITHERS of North Carolina
SAMUEL JOHNSTON of North Carolina OLIVER WALLACE of Virginia
JAMES KENNERLY of Virginia PHILEMON WATERS of Virginia
ISAAC LARUE, SR. of Virginia SAMUEL WEAVER of Virginia
WILLIAM JACKSON LILE of Virginia ARRINGTON WICKLIFFE of Virginia
 

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