Poage Chapter

Organized October 1909

ASHLAND

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The following article about Poage Chapter was taken from Ashland Daily Independent,
published Sunday, October 30, 1949
Transcribed by: Judy Cantrell Fleming

"Poage Chapter was organized in October 1909. On that historical occasion, seventeen women banded themselves together for organization, and formed the nucleus of the outstanding Poage Chapter that it is today.

"Members who formed the organizing group were Mrs. Catherine Poage Townsend, organizing regent; Miss Margaret Annie Poage, Miss Laurence Louise Poage, Mrs. Virginia Poage Henderson, Mrs. Nettie Poage Duesler, Mrs. Ann E. Poage, Miss Harriet Poage, Miss Louella Kemper Poage, Mrs. Viola Gartrell Houston, Mrs. Virginia Gartrell Cherrington, Mrs. Rebecca Poage Buckler, Mrs. Glen Margaret Poage Crawford, Mrs. Judith Poage Vaugh, Mrs. Mary Pollard Culbertson, Maude Crowell King, Mrs. Catherine Crowell Kitchen, Mrs. Eliza Isabelle Means Seaton.

"The name Poage was chosen in honor of General John Poage from whom fourteen of the seventeen members were lineally descended. He and his brother Col. George Poage were Revolutionary soldiers at the Battles of Point Pleasant and the siege of Yorktown. Poage’s Landing, the settlement here which ante-dated the settlement of Ashland, was so named in honor of these distinguished gentlemen who had pioneered their way into this section from their ancestral Virginia homes.

"They came near the end of the Eighteenth Century. They built a sturdy brick house near the Ohio River bank near (sic) the Ashland Airport. This old Poage house was one of the first brick houses west of the Alleghenies. The bricks were brought by flatboats from Vanceburg. The plaster was made of mussel shells ground by oxen.

"The above occurred some fifty years before the incorporation of Ashland as a town. Ashland was actively incorporated March 8, 1854, with the stockholders meeting, and electing officers in the following April. The town was surveyed and lots were laid out by Mr. M. T. Hilton and the first sale of lots occurred in June 1854.

"The first baby born in Ashland was Ashland Poage, born June 16, 1854, at 1016 Winchester Avenue.

"Miss Louella Kemper Poage, a sister of Ashland Poage, was one of the charter members of Poage Chapter D. A. R.

"The Poages were people of Presbyterian faith, and their names frequent the annals of the early Presbyterian Church in this vicinity. They were substantial citizens all, and were actively affiliated with many early business enterprises in this section.

"Of the three charter member(sic) of Poage Chapter who did not have Poage ancestry, Mrs. Seaton was descended from Olive Hildreth of Massachusetts; Mrs. Kitchen and Mrs. King were descended from Aaron Crowell of New Jersey."

Office Title
Officer Name
 
Regent Martha Cooke
Vice Regent Amanda Tilsley
Chaplain Karen Newman
Recording Secretary Louise Elizabeth Taylor
Corresponding Secretary Madeline Moore-Smith
Treasurer Mary Littleton
Registrar Judy Carter
Historian Marsha Lynn Sagraves
Librarian Beth Sagraves Cooke
 
Honorary Chapter Regents
Madeline Moore-Smith  
CHAPTER PATRIOTS
 
JOHN ALDERSON, JR. of Virginia DAVID IDDINGS of Virginia
JAMES ALLEN of Virginia JOHN JESSEE, SR. of North Carolina
HENRY AYLOR of Virginia JOHN JUSTICE of South Carolina
HENRY AYLOR, JR. of Virginia JOHN JUSTICE, JR. of South Carolina
CARR BAILEY, JR. of Virginia JOHN JUSTICE, SR. of South Carolina
MARY BAILEY of Virginia WILLIAM JUSTICE of Virginia
SAMUEL BARNHILL of Pennsylvania HUGH KING of Pennsylvania
BENJAMIN BEBOUT of New Jersey JAMES KITCHEN of Virginia
DAVID BENGE of North Carolina JAMES LEWIS of Virginia
THOMAS BLAKEMORE of Virginia JOSEPH LEWIS of Virginia
THOMAS BRAGG of Virginia JAMES MAGRUDER, JR. of Maryland
NATHAN BRITTIAN of Virginia JOHN MARTIN of Virginia
DANIEL BROWN of Virginia JAMES W. McDANIEL of Virginia
IGNATIUS BURNS of Virginia ROBERT MEADE of Virginia
JEREMIAH BURNS of Virginia DAVID MINEAR of Virginia
JACOB BUSH of Virginia MARY MINTER of Virginia
IGNATIOUS BUTLER of Virginia CHARLES MOREHEAD, SR. of Virginia
JOHN CARMICHAEL of New York JAMES MORGAN of Virginia
ABSOLAM CASE of Virginia THOMAS OGLE of Virginia
DAVID CHADWELL of Virginia ADAM OWREY of Pennsylvania
ABRAHAM CHILDERS of Virginia WILLIAM PANGBURN of New Jersey
MITCHEL CLAY, SR. of Virginia WILLIAM POAGE of Virginia
JOHN COOPER of Virginia JOHN WALKER PORTER of Virginia
SAMEL CRAIG, JR. of Pennsylvania ABRAM POTTER of North Carolina
THADDEUS CURTIS of Vermont THOMAS PRICE of Virginia
WILLIAM LEE DAVIDSON of North Carolina NATHANIEL FITZ RANDOLPH of Massachusetts
JOHN DAY of Virginia JOHN RICHARDSON, JR. of Massachusetts
ELISHA DECKER of New York JACOB ROOME of New Jersey
HENRY DICKENSON of Virginia JOHN SEATON of New Hampshire
ANDREW DINGHAM of Pennsylvania GEORGE SETTLE of Virginia
AZARIAH DOTY of North Carolina CUDBETH STONE of Maryland
WILLIAM EVERMAN of Virginia JOHN SPARKS of North Carolina
ELISHA FORD of South Carolina RALPH STEWART of Virginia
ROBERT FORRESTER of Virginia THOMAS STITH of Virginia
THOMAS FORRESTER of North Carolina KERENHAPPUCH NORMAN TURNER of North Carolina
JAMES FURNISH of Virginia WILLIAM TALBOT of Virginia
WILLIAM GANNON of North Carolina WILLIAM TURNER of Virginia
JAMES GRAHAM of Virginia REZIN VIRGIN of Virginia
JOHN GRAHAM of Virginia THOMAS WAKEFIELD of Pennsylvania
ABRAHM GOBLE of New Jersey RICHARD WELLS of Virginia
THOMAS GORDAN of Virginia JOHN WHITNEY of Virginia
RICHARD THOMAS HAILE of Virginia ABRAHAM WINFIELD of New York
WHEELER HAILE of Virginia ALEXANDER WILSON of Pennsylvania
JACOB HARPER of Virginia SILAS WOOTEN of Virginia
ANDREW HATFIELD of Virginia WILLIAM WOMACK, JR. of Virginia
SAMUEL HATTON of Virginia WILLIAM WOMACK, SR. of Virginia
JOHN HOPKINS of Virginia HENRY YEARY, JR. of Virginia
JOHN HOPKINS, SR. of Virginia HENRY YEARY, SR. of Virginia

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