Organized October 1909
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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."
|Vice Regent||Amanda Tilsley|
|Recording Secretary||Louise Elizabeth Taylor|
|Corresponding Secretary||Madeline Moore-Smith|
|Historian||Marsha Lynn Sagraves|
|Librarian||Beth Sagraves Cooke|
Honorary Chapter Regents
|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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