Rockcastle Chapter

MOUNT VERNON

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ORIGIN OF CHAPTER NAME

This chapter takes its name from the Rockcastle River, as does the county where it is located. This river, a designated Kentucky Wild Scenic river, got its name from the majestic cliffs that tower above the waters.

In 1750, Thomas Walker noted a rock on a mountain above Livingston that resembled a castle, and in 1767, Isaac Lindsey named this rock Castle Rock. The river below was named Rockcastle.

Two pioneer trails, Boone's Trace and the Wilderness Road, intersect in Rockcastle at Mt. Vernon, which became the fork in the trail, as Daniel Boone made his way from North Carolina to Boonesborough. Many a Revolutionary War patriot traveled this route to a new beginning, after the end of a long and victorious struggle for independence.

 

Office Title
Officer Name
 
Regent Debra Brown
Vice Regent Priscilla McFalls
Chaplain Tonya Cook
Recording Secretary Amanda McNew
Treasurer Kathy Bobo
Registrar Doris Jean Gentry
Librarian Mary Belcher
Historian Karen Adams
 
CHAPTER PATRIOTS
 
WILLIAM ALEXANDER of North Carolina JOHN ALLEN of North Carolina
FRANCIS ANDREKIN of North Carolina DAVID BENGE of North Carolina
WILLIAM BIRNEY of North Carolina WILLIAM BISHOP of North Carolina/South Carolina
JESSE BOLLING of North Carolina JOHN BOWDEN of Virginia
JESSE BROCK of North Carolina JAMES BROOKS of Virginia
GEORGE BRUCE of Virginia MATTHEW BUSSELL of Virginia
CORNELIUS CARMACK of Virginia DUNCAN CARMICHAEL of North Carolina
BENJAMIN COFFEY of North Carolina JOHN COMBS JR. of Virginia
JAMES COYLE of Virginia PATRICK COYLE of Virginia
MOSES CUMMINGS of Virginia ANDREW EMERICK of Pennsylvania
JOHN EVANS of Virginia RICHARD GENTRY of South Carolina
BOSTON GRAVES of Pennsylvania LEWIS GREEN JR. of Virginia
LEWIS GREEN SR. of Virginia JOHN HAM of North Carolina/Virginia
RICHARD HAM of South Carolina JAMES HAMILTON of Virginia
JOHN HOOD of North Carolina NICHOLAS HOUCK of North Carolina
WILLIAM HOUSTON of Virginia THOMAS JAMESON of Virginia
STEPHEN JONES of North Carolina THOMAS MEESE of Pennsylvania
STEPHEN MERRITT of North Carolina DAVID MOORE of Virginia
JOHN M. OTEY of Virginia WILLIAM OWENS of Virginia
SAMUEL PATTON of North Carolina HENRY PORCH of North Carolina
WILLIAM PURSLEY of North Carolina FRANCIS A. RAMSEY of Virginia
MOSES RENFREW of Virginia COLBY RUCKER of North Carolina
GEORGE SIGMON of North Carolina DUNCAN CARMICHAEL of North Carolina
BENJAMIN COLVARD of Virginia

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