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 Jacqueline Farris
Vice Regent Sarah Hamilton
Chaplain Gail Wright
Recording Secretary Fredwyn Schwendeman
Corresponding Secretary Vickie Canham
Treasurer Susan Mullins
Registrar Clara Wilson
Historian Robin West
Librarian Carol Vaughan
Honorary Regent Robin West
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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 CAHOON 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
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SGT. THOMAS CRAWFORD of Pennsylvania JOSEPH PAINE of Virginia
JOHN CREECH, SR. of North Carolina WILLIAM PARKER, SR. of Virginia
HENRY CRISLER of Virginia WYATT PARKER of Virginia
THOMAS DAGLEY of North Carolina CPT. JAMES PATTEN of Virginia
PVT. JACOB DANTZLER of South Carolina WILLIAM PEYTON of Virginia
ENG. DANIEL DAVIDSON of Virginia WILLIAM PRICE of Virginia
RICHARD DAVIS of Virginia PVT. HENRY PRINCE of South Carolina
SGT. JOHN DICK of South Carolina PVT. JAMES QUISENBERRY of Virginia
CPT. AMBROSE DUDLEY of Virginia PVT. JESSE RECTOR of Virginia
DRM. JAMES ELLIS of Virginia SGT. JOSEPH RIGHTON of South Carolina
JAMES ELLISON, JR. of Virginia PVT. JOHN REED of South Carolina
PVT. JOHN FAIN of North Carolina ROBERT ROSE of North Carolina
SGT. ZACHARIAH FAIRCHILD of Massachusetts ANDREW ROWLAND of Connecticut
GILBERT FANNING of Connecticut LT. ISAAC RUCKER of Virginia
PVT. GIDEON FARIS of Virginia PVT. JOHN SHARPE, JR. of Virginia
CPL. JOHN FIELD of Virginia CPT. JOHN SHARPE, SR. of Virginia
PVT. MOSES FOLEY of Virginia HENRY SHOUSE of North Carolina
PETER FORQUERAN, SR. of Virginia PVT. HENRY SKILES of Pennsylvania
CPL. JOSHUA FOWLER of South Carolina ELIJAH SMITH of New Jersey & Virginia
RICHARD FOWLER, SR. of South Carolina PVT. ELIJAH STILES of New Jersey
PVT. JOHN FOX of North Carolina SGT. SAMUEL STRODE of Virginia
PVT. WILLIAM FOX of Virginia ELIZABETH STOKES of Virginia
JOHN FREEMAN, SR. of North Carolina COL. GEORGE STUBBLEFIELD of Virginia
PVT. THOMAS FUSON of Virginia SGT. JOHN TAYLOR of Maryland
CPT. CHARLES GATLIFF of Virginia STEPHEN TAYLOR of Virginia
CHRISTIANA GATLIFF of Virginia PVT. MICHAEL TEDROW of Pennsylvania
MARTHA FARRIS GATLIFF of Virginia MAJ. JONATHAN TIPTON of North Carolina
JOHN GOLSON of Virginia CORNELIUS VAN HORN of New Jersey
ROBERT GOODWIN of Virginia JOHN VIVIAN, SR. of Virginia
JOHN GUNNELL, SR. of Virginia PVT. RICHARD WADE of Virginia
HENRY HAGGARD of North Carolina PVT. BENJAMIN WAGER of Virginia
NATHANIEL HAGGARD of Virginia JOHN WALLACE of Virginia
PVT. EDWARD HALL of Virginia JOHN WATTS of Virginia
PVT. PIERCE DANT HAMBLIN of Virginia PVT. GLEN WHITE of Virginia
PVT. JOHN HAMPTON of South Carolina COL. JAMES WILLIAMS of South Carolina
CPT. DANIEL HANKINS of Virginia PVT. ALDEN WILLIAMSON of Virginia
HENRY HARDIN, SR. of Virginia PVT. JEREMIAH WILSON of Pennsylvania
JOHN HARDING, SR. of Virginia PVT. ROBERT WILSON of North Carolina
CPL. MICHAEL HARMON of Pennsylvania PVT. URIAH WILSON of Pennsylvania
PVT. ISAAC HILL of North Carolina BRIG. GEN. WILLIAM WOODFORD of Virginia
LEMUEL HODGES of Virginia CHESLEY WOODWARD of Virginia

PVT. LUDWELL YANCEY of Virginia
 

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