General Evan Shelby Chapter

OWENSBORO

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CHAPTER ORGANIZED OCTOBER 23, 1897

In 1897, it was suggested to Mrs. Rosa B. Todd by her husband, Dr. Charles H. Todd, a veteran of the War Between the States, that she form a chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Owensboro, Kentucky. So, on October 23, 1897, the chapter number 366 was chartered. It was named the General Evan Shelby Chapter in honor of Dr. Todd's great-great-grandfather, General Shelby. General Shelby made a gallant fight at the Battle of Kings Mountain. He received many honors there, including the appointment by Governor Caswell of North Carolina as the first Brigadier General in the western world. General Shelby was also prominent in the settlement of Kentucky, and his son, Isaac Shelby, who, with four brothers fought with their father at Kings Mountain, was the first Governor of Kentucky. One brother gave his life at that battle.

General Shelby was born in Wales in 1720 and came to America with his parents, Evan and Catherine Shelby, in 1730. They settled in Maryland, near where his father later died in 1751. General Shelby died in 1794. He is buried on his farm, Saplin Grove, now the town of Bristol, Tennessee.

Three Revolutionary men played an important part in the founding and growth of Owensboro. The first man known to live in Yellow Banks, now Owensboro, was Bill Smithers. The town was named for Abram Owen and the county for Joseph Hamilton Daviess. All of these men fought for our freedom; the latter was killed at the battle of Tippecanoe.

 

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