Cynthiana Chapter

Cynthiana, Kentucky

Jane Whitehead, Regent

Gail Ann Simpson Kesterson, Vice Regent

Dixiana Solomon, Chaplain

Wilma Bonar, Recording Secretary

Elizabeth Clyde, Corresponding Secretary

Marilyn Elfers, Treasurer

_________, Registrar

Sally Kinney, Librarian

 

 

Updated January 12, 2019

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HISTORY OF THE CHAPTER

 

The Cynthiana Chapter, located in Harrison County, Kentucky, was organized December 2, 1924, by the organizing regent, Mrs. Amos Hamon Swinford, a former member of the Lexington Chapter. The name Cynthiana was selected for the chapter in honor of Robert Harrison's daughter for whom the county seat is also named. Harrison gave one hundred and fifty acres of land lying opposite the mouth of Gray's Run for the site of a new town. Robert Harrison was a blacksmith, a good workman, a gay, healthy, rollicking son of the wilderness, and his blooming daughters, not yet grown, were favorites of their father's customers and neighbors.

 

The first chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution that was organized in Harrison County carried the name of Judge Samuel McDowell. This chapter was organized on February 10, 1896. The chapter had about twenty-five members but disbanded many years ago.