Somerset Chapter

SOMERSET

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CHAPTER ORGANIZED FEBRUARY 25, 1929

Pulaski County, Kentucky, formerly a part of Lincoln County, Virginia, is located in the area "South of Green River" and was set apart by The Virginia Legislature to pay the Revolutionary Soldiers for their services. These soldiers were given numbered certificates for so many acres of land.

When Kentucky was admitted into the Union in 1792 many of these soldiers had settled on their lands. These soldiers found they were far from their county seat in Stanford and petitioned for a new county. The legislature authorized a new county in 1798. The soldiers remembered their old officer, "Count Pulaski," under who many of them served, and named the county in his honor.

At this time there were several towns in this area and there was a lively rivalry as to which would be the county seat. Sinking, later named Somerset, won out. Somerset was named in honor of Somerset, New Jersey, by some early settlers from that town.

Somerset Chapter, DAR, was organized at the home of Mrs. Mary M. Carr in February 1929 and approved by the National Board on March 5, 1929. There were 16 members on the original charter.

Office Title
Officer Name
Regent Barbara Perry
Vice Regent Deborah Hines
Chaplain Bobbie Jo Holt
Recording Secretary Wanda Harper
Treasurer Janet Stricklin
Registrar Nancy Cox
Historian Dana Muse
Librarian Roberta Adams
 
CHAPTER PATRIOTS
 
STEPHEN WILLIAMS of North Carolina PETER TARTER of North Carolina and Virginia
ROBERT CHURCH of Virginia JOHN AMBURGEY of North Carolina
WALTER STALLARD of Virginia JESSE RICHARDSON of Virginia
MASK LEAKE of Virginia OBADIAH HAMMOND of North Carolina
WILLIAM EDWARDS of North Carolina ACHILLES CRAFTS of North Carolina
JUSTUS HUBBELL of New York and Virginia GEORGE SPARKMAN of North Carolina
ROBERT SHEPARD of North Carolina JAMES KINCAID of Virginia
GEORGE VOUGHT of Virginia THOMAS HUTCHISON of Virginia
THOMAS ROY of Virginia JAMES STRONG of South Carolina
RALPH JACKSON of South Carolina ROBERT COLLINS of Virginia
WILLIAM BOBBITT of Virginia ROBERT BUCHANAN of Virginia
JAMES GIRDLER of Pennsylvania PETER CARNINE of New Jersey
SAMUEL NEWELL of Virginia WILLIAM CORNETT of Virginia
LEVI SCOTT of North Carolina and Virginia RIVERIUS CARRINGTON of Connecticut
MATTHEW BUSSELL of Virginia PIERCE DANT HAMBLIN of Virginia
JOHN HARDING of Virginia ROBERT SAYERS of Virginia
JOHN HENCH JR. of Pennsylvania JAMES HOCKADAY of Virginia
ALEXANDER STEWARD of Virginia WILLIAM BARROWS of North Carolina
JONATHAN TIPTON of North Carolina CHRISTOPHER SINGLETON of Virginia
JOHN ADAIR of North Carolina JAMES STRONG of South Carolina

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