Jane McAfee Chapter

Harrodsburg, Kentucky

Myrgle Lee Deshazer Huffman, Regent

Diane Davis Simms, Vice Regent

Bonnie Parker Moore, Chaplain

Elizabeth Carter Sale, Recording Secretary

Mary Sims Woodard, Corresponding Secretary

Frances Overstreet Brock, Treasurer

Dianna Sims Rose, Registrar

Joyce Cornelius Sanders, Historian

Eileen Wilson, Librarian

 

 

Updated January 12, 2019

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HISTORY OF THE CHAPTER

 

The name selected for the chapter was for a woman, who had the unusual experience of furnishing five sons to the American Revolution. She endured great hardship to make this area her home, after leaving the safety of Botetourt County, Virginia, and traveling forty days by pack horse over a mere bridle path to what is today Mercer County, Kentucky, while on guard for copper-colored foe.

 

Jane was born in Ireland. In 1735, she married James McAfee and four years later, moved to America and on into Kentucky. She was the mother of ten children. Jane died in 1783 at McAfee Station, located about five miles from Harrodsburg, Kentucky. All honor then, to those first settlers of Kentucky, including Jane McAfee, who made it possible for us to say, "So this is OUR country, when did the world ever witness so great and glorious a Republic?"