Lexington Chapter

LEXINGTON

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CHAPTER ORGANIZED OCTOBER 12, 1891

The Lexington Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, was organized by Miss Izzy Desha and her cousin, Miss Mary Desha, a Lexington woman who had lived in Washington D.C., and had become one of the organizers of the National Society in 1890.

The chapter was named for the city in which it was founded. The city received its name when a runner came panting up to settlers camped in the area, bringing news of the Battle of Lexington, Massachusetts, and the colonists who had defied the British by firing those memorable shots. The campers said, "Let us name this settlement "Lexington.""

In an amazingly short time, Lexington became a small metropolis, out in the wilderness, five hundred miles from everywhere.

At that time the area was still overrun by Indian tribes, and 1500 white inhabitants were slain in the Kentucky County between 1775 and 1788. John Brandford's Kentucky Gazette, as late as 1790, related hair raising stories of the depredations and slaughter by the Indians; however, Lexington continued the march of civilization with the building of homes, and the opening of stores with rare merchandise for the backwoods residents.

The town of 1,800 inhabitants boasted two elementary schools and one university before 1790, and before statehood was granted on June 1, 1792.

Office Title
Officer Name
 
Regent Robin West
Vice Regent Jacqueline Farris
Chaplain Suzanne Tucker
Recording Secretary Marion Mirecki
Corresponding Secretary Vickie Canham
Treasurer Nancy Jarboe
Registrar Clara Wilson
Historian Nancy DeMarcus
Librarian Carol Vaughan
CHAPTER PATRIOTS
 
JOHN MCKNITT ALEXANDER of North Carolina PVT. ULRICH HOSTETTER of Pennsylvania
JOHN ALLEN of North Carolina BENJAMIN HOUGH of Virginia
SGT. MOSES ALLEN of Virginia JESSE HORD of Virginia
MATTHEW ALLEGREE of Virginia BENJAMIN HOWARD of North Carolina
WILLIAM ARCHER of North Carolina PVT. SAMUEL HOWARD of Virginia
CPT. STEPHEN ASHBY of Virginia PVT. WILLIAM HOWERTON of Virginia
MAJ. JAMES HUNTER, JR. of North Carolina WILLIAM ASHER of North Carolina
THOMAS ARTHUR of Virginia PVT. LIVINGTON ISBELL of North Carolina
PVT. ELIJAH BARBEE of Virginia PVT. THOMAS ISBELL of Virginia
ENS. JOHN BARNES of Virginia JOSIAH JACKSON of Virginia
PVT. PHILIP BARNETT of Pennsylvania CPT. WILLIAM JENNINGS of Virginia
JOHN BARTON, SR. of North Carolina JOSHUA JONES of Virginia
JAMES BOATWRIGHT of Virginia PVT. STEPHEN JONES of North Carolina
WILLIAM BRODDIE of North Carolina PVT. ADAM KNEISLEY of Pennsylvania
EDWARD BRADEN of Virginia PVT. RICHARD LANCASTER of Virginia
MATTHIAS BRANDENBURG of Virginia LT. ABRAHAM LEGGETT of New York
PVT. SAMUEL BRASHEAR of North Carolina ROBERT LESLIE of Virginia
SGT. GEORGE BRENT, SR. of Virginia PVT. PETER LEWIS of North Carolina
WILLIAM BRYANT of North Carolina PVT. JAMES MAHAN of Virginia & North Carolina
NICHOLAS CAIN of Virginia SAMUEL MAJORS, SR. of Virginia
PVT. JOEL CALHOUN of North Carolina PVT. MARTIN MARTIN of South Carolina
CPT. ROBERT CARR of Connecticut JOHN MASON of Virginia
ROBERT CHASTAIN of Virginia 1st LT. JOHN MATLOW of South Carolina
PVT. ABRAHAM CHILDRESS of Virginia LT. THOMAS McCULLOCH of Virginia
EZEKIEL CLAY of Virginia ANNE X. McDANIEL of Virginia
PVT. JAMES CODILL of North Carolina SGT. JOSHUA McQUEEN of Virginia
HERCULES CONKITE of North Carolina PVT. CLEMENT MOBLEY of South Carolina
CPL. FREDERICK COOPER of Penn. & N. Carolina JETHRO NEW of Delaware
PVT. PHINEAS COX of Virginia RANDALL NOE of Virginia
SPENCER CANE of Georgia PVT. JOHN OWSLEY of Virginia
SGT. THOMAS CRAWFORD of Pennsylvania JOSEPH PAINE of Virginia
JOHN CREECH, SR. of North Carolina WILLIAM PARKER, SR. of Virginia
HENRY CRISLER of Virginia CPT. JAMES PATTEN of Virginia
THOMAS DAGLEY of North Carolina WILLIAM PEYTON of Virginia
PVT. JACOB DANTZLER of South Carolina WILLIAM PRICE of Virginia
ENG. DANIEL DAVIDSON of Virginia PVT. HENRY PRINCE of South Carolina
RICHARD DAVIS of Virginia PVT. JAMES QUISENBERRY of Virginia
SGT. JOHN DICK of South Carolina PVT. JESSE RECTOR of Virginia
CPT. AMBROSE DUDLEY of Virginia SGT. JOSEPH RIGHTON of South Carolina
DRM. JAMES ELLIS of Virginia PVT. JOHN REED of South Carolina
JAMES ELLISON, JR. of Virginia ROBERT ROSE of North Carolina
PVT. JOHN FAIN of North Carolina ANDREW ROWLAND of Connecticut
SGT. ZACHARIAH FAIRCHILD of Massachusetts LT. ISAAC RUCKER of Virginia
GILBERT FANNING of Connecticut PVT. JOHN SHARPE, JR. of Virginia
PVT. GIDEON FARIS of Virginia CPT. JOHN SHARPE, SR. of Virginia
CPL. JOHN FIELD of Virginia HENRY SHOUSE of North Carolina
PVT. MOSES FOLEY of Virginia PVT. HENRY SKILES of Pennsylvania
PETER FORQUERAN, SR. of Virginia ELIJAH SMITH of New Jersey & Virginia
CPL. JOSHUA FOWLER of South Carolina PVT. ELIJAH STILES of New Jersey
RICHARD FOWLER, SR. of South Carolina SGT. SAMUEL STRODE of Virginia
PVT. JOHN FOX of North Carolina ELIZABETH STOKES of Virginia
PVT. WILLIAM FOX of Virginia COL. GEORGE STUBBLEFIELD of Virginia
JOHN FREEMAN, SR. of North Carolina SGT. JOHN TAYLOR of Maryland
PVT. THOMAS FUSON of Virginia STEPHEN TAYLOR of Virginia
CPT. CHARLES GATLIFF of Virginia PVT. MICHAEL TEDROW of Pennsylvania
CHRISTIANA GATLIFF of Virginia MAJ. JONATHAN TIPTON of North Carolina
MARTHA FARRIS GATLIFF of Virginia CORNELIUS VAN HORN of New Jersey
JOHN GOLSON of Virginia JOHN VIVIAN, SR. of Virginia
ROBERT GOODWIN of Virginia PVT. RICHARD WADE of Virginia
JOHN GUNNELL, SR. of Virginia PVT. BENJAMIN WAGER of Virginia
HENRY HAGGARD of North Carolina JOHN WALLACE of Virginia
NATHANIEL HAGGARD of Virginia JOHN WATTS of Virginia
PVT. EDWARD HALL of Virginia PVT. GLEN WHITE of Virginia
PVT. PIERCE DANT HAMBLIN of Virginia COL. JAMES WILLIAMS of South Carolina
PVT. JOHN HAMPTON of South Carolina PVT. ALDEN WILLIAMSON of Virginia
CPT. DANIEL HANKINS of Virginia PVT. JEREMIAH WILSON of Pennsylvania
HENRY HARDIN, SR. of Virginia PVT. ROBERT WILSON of North Carolina
JOHN HARDING, SR. of Virginia PVT. URIAH WILSON of Pennsylvania
CPL. MICHAEL HARMON of Pennsylvania BRIG. GEN. WILLIAM WOODFORD of Virginia
PVT. ISAAC HILL of North Carolina CHESLEY WOODWARD of Virginia
LEMUEL HODGES of Virginia PVT. LUDWELL YANCEY of Virginia
 

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