Fort Hartford Chapter
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ORIGIN OF CHAPTER NAME
Ohio County, from the Indian word "Beautiful" and from which have been carved the entire counties of Daviess, Hancock and McLean, also parts of Butler and Grayson, lies midway between the Bluegrass and the Purchase. Hartford serves as the county seat of Ohio County. Prior to 1798, Hartford was known as Ft. Hartford. It is here, in this place, that Barnett's Station was established by the Revolutionary soldiers brothers, Col. Joseph and Alexander Barnett and where George Washington also owned 5,000 acres "on Rough Creek, which empties into Green River."Here too, the "honest old (Harrison) Tyler of the Mill," near Winchester, Virginia, came with his seven sons, all Revolutionary soldiers, and their families. It is to this place Captain William Rowan, and his family came, him receiving the appointment of the first clerk of the young county, from the Governor of Kentucky. Here too is the place where Washington Irving wandered and wrote of the times and people in his "Sketches of Ralph Ringwood" and where Revolutionary soldiers Lt. Robert Mosley, Major Joshua Crowe, Capt. Jacob Ambrose, John Maddox, Jesse Ashby, Robert Barnett, Richard Stevens, Jonathan Ward, Philip Hocker, Ignatious Pogman, Lt. William Houston, William Barnard, Washington Duke, Christopher Jackson, William Tong, William Hocker, Richard Cleaver, Peter Branson, William Cooper, William Campbell, John Howell, Moses Johnson, Thomas Pender, Peter Parks, Seley Burton, William Carter, Chesley Calloway, Matthias Shultz, John Sorrells, John Monroe, Benjamin Burch, Zebra Arnold, Capt. Benj. Fields, Capt. Francis Petty, Samuel Brown, James Cox, and others came and settled.
The Fort Hartford chapter was organized under the guiding inspiration of KSDAR State Regent Mrs. William Rhodes, of Lexington. She selected the title "Fort Hartford," to perpetuate the memory of the early patriots and pioneers who established these forts and made the land habitable for their descendants.
|Vice Regent||Holly Reneer|
|Recording Secretary||Cornelia Hill|
|Corresponding Secretary||Alice Handley|
|Librarian||Alice St. Clair|
|JESSE ASHBY of Virginia||JOSEPH GENTRY of Virginia|
|JOHN BAXLEY of Maryland||ABEL JOHNSON of North Carolina|
|WILLIAM BEASLEY of Virginia||JOHN MADDOX of Virginia|
|THOMAS BELL, JR. of Virginia||JOHN MADDOX III of Virginia|
|JOSEPH BENTON, SR. of Maryland||WILLIAM McGUYER of Virginia|
|EDWARD BULLOCK of Virginia||ROBERT ELIJAH MOSELEY of Pennsylvania|
|ROBERT CARSON of North Carolina||JOHN PAXTON of Pennsylvania|
|ASHER COX of New Jersey||GEORGE ROWE of Pennsylvania|
|JOHN DANKS of Virginia||HARRISON D. TAYLOR, SR. of Virginia|
|NICHOLAS DORSEY, SR. of Virginia||PVT. RICHARD TAYLOR of Virginia|
|BENJAMIN FIELD of Virginia||WILLIAM WEBB of Virginia & Kentucky|
|THOMAS GARNETT of Virginia|
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