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."

td>HENRY YEARY SR. of Virginia td>GARDNER HOPKINS of New York
Office Title
Officer Name
 
Regent Amanda Tilsley
Vice Regent Cheryl Spriggs
Chaplain Cindy Black
Recording Secretary Louise Elizabeth Taylor
Corresponding Secretary Lynda Cannon
Treasurer Beverly Evans
Registrar Judy Carter
Historian Judith Fleming
Librarian Margaret Burns
 
Honorary Chapter Regents
Madeline Moore-Smith  

CHAPTER PATRIOTS
 
JOHN ALDERSON, JR. of Virginia JAMES ALLEN of Virginia
ERERA ALTIZERA of Virginia HENRY AYLOR of Virginia
HENRY AYLOR JR. of Virginia CARR BAILEY JR. of Virginia
MARY BAILEY . of Virginia SAMUEL BARNHILL of Pennsylvania
ZACHARIAH BEALL of Maryland BENJAMIN BEBOUT of New Jersey
DAVID BENGE of North Carolina ISAAC BERNIS of Massachusetts
THOMAS BLAKEMORE of Virginia THOMAS BRAGG of Virginia
NATHAN BRITTIAN of Virginia DANIEL BROWN of Virginia
WILLIAM BROWN of Virginia IGNATIUS BURNS of Virginia
JEREMIAH BURNS of Virginia JACOB BUSH of Virginia
IGNATIOUS BUTLER of Virginia JAMES CAHILL of Maryland
JOHN CARMICHAEL of New York ABSOLM CASE of Virginia
DAVID CHADWELL of Virginia ABRAHAM CHILDERS of Virginia
MITCHEL CLAY SR. of Virginia JOHN COOK of Virginia
JOHN COOPER of Virginia SAMEL CRAIG JR. of Pennsylvania
JOHN CREECH of North Carolina THADDEUS CURTIS of Vermont
WILLIAM LEE DAVIDSON of North Carolina WILLIAM DAVIDSON of Pennsylvania
JOHN DAY of Virginia ELISHA DECKER of New York
HENRY DICKENSON of Virginia ANDREW DINGHAM of Pennsylvania
AZARIAH DOTY of North Carolina JOSEPH DRIGGS of Connecticut
WILLIAM EVERMAN of Virginia ELISHA FORD of South Carolina
ROBERT FORRESTER of Virginia THOMAS FORRESTER of North Carolina
JAMES FURNISH of Virginia WILLIAM GANNON of North Carolina
JAMES GRAHAM of Virginia JOHN GRAHAM of Virginia
ABRAHAM GOBLE of Virginia THOMAS GORDAN of Virginia
RICHARD THOMAS HAILE of Virginia WHEELER HAILE of Virginia
JACOB HARPER of Virginia ANDREW HATFIELD of Virginia
SAMUEL HATTON of Virginia JOHN HOPKINS of Virginia
JOHN HOPKINS SR. of Virginia DAVID IDDINGS of Virginia
JOHN JESSEE, SR. of North Carolina JOHN JUSTICE of South Carolina
JOHN JUSTICE JR. of South Carolina WILLIAM JUSTICE of Virginia
ROSWELL KILBOURN of Connecticut HUGH KING of Pennsylvania
JAMES KITCHEN of Virginia JAMES LEWIS of Virginia
JOSEPH LEWIS of Virginia JAMES MAYNARD of North Carolina
JAMES MAGRUDER JR. of Maryland JOHN MARTIN of Virginia
JAMES W. MCDANIEL . of Virginia BENJAMIN MCKNIGHT of Virginia
ROBERT MEADE of Virginia ROBERT MEANS of Pennsylvania
DAVID MINEAR of Virginia MARY MINTER of Virginia
HERCULES MOONEY of New Hampshire CHARLES MOREHEAD SR. of Virginia
JAMES MORGAN of Virginia NATHANIEL MORRISON of Virginia
THOMAS OGLE of Virginia ADAM OWREY of Pennsylvania
GEORGE PACK of Virginia WILLIAM PANGBURN of New Jersey
JEREMIAH PATRICK of Virginia WILLIAM POAGE of Virginia
ANN POAGE of Virginia JOHN WALKER PORTER of Virginia
ABRAM POTTER of North Carolina THOMAS PRICE of Virginia
NATHANIEL FITZ RANDOLPH of Massachusetts JOHN RICHARDSON JR. of Massachusetts
JACOB ROOME of New Jersey SAMUEL RUDDER of Virginia
STEPHENS SAUNDERS of Pennsylvania JOHN SAVAGE of Virginia
JOHN SEATON of New Hampshire GEORGE SETTLE of Virginia
ROBERT SEVIER of North Carolina MELCHOIR STEELE of Pennsylvania
MOSES STEPP of North Carolina CUDBETH STONE of Maryland
JOHN SPARKS of North Carolina RALPH STEWART of Virginia
THOMAS STITH of Virginia HEWLET SULLIVAN of South Carolina
MILES TERRY of Virginia KERENHAPPUCH NORMAN TURNER of North Carolina
WILLIAM TALBOT of Virginia WILLIAM TURNER of Virginia
JONATHAN VERNON of North Carolina REZIN VIRGIN of Virginia
THOMAS WAKEFIELD of Pennsylvania THOMAS WARING of Maryland
RICHARD WELLS of Virginia WILLIAM WHITING SR. of Connecticut
WILLIAM WHITING JR. of Massachusetts ABLE WHITE of Vermont
JOHN WHITNEY of Virginia ABRAHAM WINFIELD of New York
ALEXANDER WILSON of Pennsylvania SILAS WOOTEN of Virginia
HENRY WOOD of North Carolina WILLIAM WOMACK JR. of Virginia
WILLIAM WOMACK SR. of Virginia HENRY YEARY JR. of Virginia
JOSHUA YOUNGER of Virginia

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