Red River Valley Chapter

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HISTORY OF CHAPTER NAME

The Red River Valley Chapter was organized May 1970, with 13 organizing members and one associate member. The first officers and members of the chapter were: Mrs. Lillian Ewen Harrison, Regent; Miss Patricia Peck, Vice Regent; Mrs. Mary Conlee White, Recording Secretary; Mrs. Nora Lee Martin Walters, Corresponding Secretary; Mrs. Gertrude Derickson Conlee, Treasurer; Mrs. Mayme Derickson Ewen, Chaplain; Mrs. Sarah Eastin Peck, Librarian and Historian; Mrs. Wilda Martin Derickson, Mrs. Daisy Derickson Rice, Mrs. Saundra Wells Faulkner, Mrs. Lurline Derickson Skidmore, Mrs. Lina Alice Martin, Mrs. Eva Dell O’Hair Hollon, members.

The chapter was named for the Red River, which flows through Powell County, KY. The charter members desired that the name of the chapter be inviting to the entire county rather than a particular city or area. It was Red River where Daniel Boone found himself on June 7, 1769, and according to Filson’s Interview, Boone gave this description: “We proceeded successfully; and after a long and fatiguing journey through a mountainous wilderness, in a westward direction, on the 7th day of June following, we found ourselves on Red River, where Joh Finley had formerly been trading with the Indians, and from the top of an eminence, saw with pleasure the beautiful level of Kentucky.” Daniel Boone first saw the far distant Blue Grass from the top of Pilot Knob, located in what is now known as Powell County.

The chapter is located in the valley and gorge, an area of towering cliffs, rock houses, chimney rocks, and natural arches, surrounding the ninety-six mile long Red River. Red River flows through central Kentucky before draining into the Kentucky River.

Office Title
Officer Name
 
Regent Gail Smith
Vice Regent Linda Abner
Chaplain Diana Conlee
Recording Secretary Karen Hope Collins Gilbert
Corresponding Secretary Norma Lee Rogers
Treasurer Patty Gordon
Registrar Donna Graves
Historian Nora Lee Martin Walters
Librarian Mary Lou Potts
Parliamentarian Debbie Barnes
 
 
CHAPTER PATRIOTS
 
SAMUEL AUXIER of Virginia HARMAN GREATHOUSE,JR of Pennsylvania
JESSE BOLLING of North Carolia ANTHONY HARRINGTON of Maryland
JOHN BOONE of Pennsylvania JOHN MORTON of Virginia
SQUIRE BOONE of North Carolina CHRISTIAN SEYBERT of Virginia
AMBROSE BUSH of Virginia PHILLIP SHEAFF of Pennsylvania
JOHN BUSH of Virginia EDWARD SMYTH of Virginia
STEPHEN CODILL of Virginia JOEL STAMPER of North Carolina
BENJAMIN COOMBS of Virginia BENJAMIN WAGERS of Virginia
WILLIAM CORNETT of Virginia DANIEL WILLIAMS of Virginia
SAMUEL DAVIS of Virginia

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