Jane McAfee Chapter
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
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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?"
Updated February 6, 2019
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