Butler County Chapter

Madisonville, Kentucky


Jane Kent Smith, Regent

Alice Forgy, Vice Regent

Peggy Drake, Chaplain

Georgia Romans, Recording Secretary

Georgia Romans, Corresponding Secretary

Gladys Brooks Treasurer

Linda Deweese, Registrar

Reda Henderson, Historian

Laura Crafton, Librarian


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The Butler County Chapter NSDAR was first organized in March of 1950. The decision to name the organization the Butler County Chapter was to honor General Richard P. Butler for whom the county was named. General Butler was born in Ireland, later coming to Pennsylvania and was one of five sons who participated in the Revolutionary War.


The following is a list of the first officers of the chapter: Organizing Regent: Mrs. Vernon Hardcastle; chapter Regent: Hattie Berry Flener; Recording Secretary: Martha Spradlin; Corresponding Secretary: Dorothy Kent; Treasurer: Grace Martin; Registrar: Lucille Hood; Historian: Sallie Martin; Chaplain: Mable Householder; Librarian: Ethel J. Knight.


On December 13, the death of a member brought total membership to eleven. The chapter had one year to increase. Another extension was granted until December 13, 1967, however with no increase the chapter automatically disbanded on that date and all became members- at- large. The chapter applied for and received permission to reorganize on December 10, 1971. Since that time the chapter has been very active in working on NSDAR goals and activities. Regents since the reorganization include: Dorothy Kent, Jean Hocker, Ione Duke (2 terms), Christine Coleman, Alice Forgy (2 terms), Lois Russ, Jane Smith, Maxine Minton, Linda Deweese, Genevieve Jakle, Georgia Romans, Cynthia Hensley, Jane Smith, Jennifer Odle, Georgia Romans, Lynda Knight, Jane Eaton-Henderson, Georgia Romans, and the current Regent Jane Smith.




Austin, John MD PS

Barlow, Thomas VA PS

Beasley, William NC PVT

Bond, John NC CS

Brown, Samuel VA COL

Burchfield, Meshack NC PVT

Cannifax, William VA PS

Cardwell, Robert VA PVT

Carman, Caleb NJ PS

Carman, Joseph VA PVT

Cole, Zachary VA SOL

Coles, William Temple, Jr NC CAPT

Cox, John VA PS

Doty, Jeremiah SC CAPT PS

Doty, Sarah SC PS

Edmondson, William VA COL

Engler, David NJ SOL

Ford, James SC CAPT

Forgey, James NC PS PVT

Goorley, Hugh SC PS Sol

Harlan, John MD PS

Hay, William VA PS

Hinds(Hines), Henry VA PS

Irwin, Elizabeth SC PS

Irwin, John SC PS COL

Jones, James SC &NC PVT

Keown, Thomas SC SOL

Mcclanahan, Robert, Jr VA CAPT

Mcclung, John, Sr VA PS

Mcginnis, John MD PS

Mckenney, James VA PVT

Morrison, William NC PVT

Nall, James VA SOL

Oates, Jesse NC PVT

Phelps, Nicholas VA PS

Pitman, William VA LT

Porter, John, Jr VA NONCOM

Porter, John, Sr VA PS

Puckett, Jacob VA PVT

Rench, Andrew MD COL CS PS

Russell, James NC CS

Russell, William SC PS

Shultz, Matthias VA PVT

Smart, Laban NC PVT

Smart, Peter NC PS

Smith, Adam VA PS

Snoddy, John VA CS

Souder, Jacob VA PVT

Steele, James PA PVT

Sublett, Benjamin VA CPL

Taylor, Moses NC PS

Tillotson, John CT SOL

Vandall, Abraham NY PVT

Warren, James VA PS

Wiley, Benjamin MD PS

Womack, Abner NC PVT





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