Hart Chapter

WINCHESTER

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CHAPTER ORGANIZED APRIL 18, 1908

Hart chapter was named in honor of Nathaniel Hart and his brothers, Thomas and David, who were proprietors of the Transylvania Company. They were prominent pioneers at Boonesborough, one of the first fortified settlements in Kentucky. The Transylvania Company was in the business of purchasing land west of the Allegheny Mountains and encouraging settlement by offering sale of tracts of land. On March 17, 1775, the Company purchased 20,000.000 acres of land from the Cherokee Indians. Rumor had it that the Transylvania Company planned to petition the Continental Congress and to ask to be recognized as a member of the United Colonies.

Virginia objected to the influence and the control the land company garnered. Virginia authorized the creation of the county of Kentucky in December, 1776, to maintain control over the lands west of the Allegheny Mountains.

Nathaniel and Susannah Rice Hart's daughter, Miss Susannah Hart, married Isaac Shelby, who later became Kentucky's first Governor.

The organizational members of the Hart Chapter included Mrs. Mary Holloway Van Meter, organizing regent, Mrs. Mayme Tracy Scobee, vice regent; Mrs. Anne Fulton Holloway, secretary; Mrs. Marie Warren Beckner, registrar; Miss Mary Belle Field Miller, treasurer; Miss Georgia Owen Boston; Mrs. Ollie Goodloe Gregory Hall; Mrs. Mary Williams Holloway; Mrs. Fannie Jones Johns; Mrs. Elizabeth Woodcock Smith; Mrs. Lou Ecton Strother; Mrs. Grace Wheeler Booth Womack.

Monthly meetings of the Hart Chapter are held the second Friday of each month, September to June, with two exceptions for evening meetings.

Office Title
Officer Name
 
Regent Fara Tyree
Vice Regent (interim) Lynne Ruwe Hollingsworth
Chaplain Suzanne Mesta
Corresponding Secretary Cindy Codell
Recording Secretary Cindy Codell
Treasurer Elkin Curtis
Registrar Brenda Depp
Historian Jane Birch
Librarian Jane Brown
 
CHAPTER PATRIOTS
 
JOHN BAILEY of Virginia EDWARD PAINE of Virginia
JOHN BRODIE of Virginia JOSEPH PALMER of Virginia
THOMAS BURROUGHS, SR. of Virginia MATTHEW PATTON of Virginia
ZACHARIAH CALLAWAY of Virginia AARON QUISENBERRY, SR. of Virginia
CHARLES CAMPBELL of Pennsylvania JAMES QUISENBERRY of Virginia
ARCHIBALD EDMONSON of Maryland JOHN SCOTT of Virginia
JAMES ELKINS of Virginia ADAM SEGENDORPH of New York
JACOB FISHBACK of Virginia JOHN SPARKS of North Carolina
JOHN GEE of New York JOHN SUDDUTH of Virginia
NATHANIEL HAGGARD of Virginia ARTHUR THOMAS TAUL of Maryland
DANIEL HARRISON of Virginia GARRETT VAN METER of Virginia
ISAAC JOHNSON of Virginia JOHN VIVIAN of Virginia
SIMON JONES of North Carolina RAWLEIGH WILLIAMS of Virginia
THOMAS LEWIS of Virginia WILLIAM WOODFORD of Virginia
JOHN MARTIN of Virginia THOMAS WRIGHT of Virginia
JOHN MORTON of Virginia  
 

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