John Fitch Chapter

Bardstown, Kentucky

 

Pamela Joy Stopher, Regent

Lyda Pettit Parker Moore, Vice Regent

Margie Bardford, Chaplain

Mary Louise Florence, Recording Secretary

Patricia Hart, Treasurer

Mary Margaret Hardin, Registrar

Peggy Horton, Historian

Bonnie June Love Downs, Librarian

 

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HISTORY OF THE CHAPTER

 

The John Fitch Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution was named for inventor John Fitch, the most prominent scientist of early Bardstown. He came to Bardstown in 1780 as a surveyor and here he spent the last days of his life. In 1927 the Congress of the United States made a belated public acknowledgement of the priority of Fitch's claim to the invention of the steamboat by erecting a $15,000.00 monument over his grave on Court Square in Bardstown.

 

 

 

Updated May 20, 2019

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