John Fitch Chapter

Bardstown, Kentucky


Bonnie June Love Downs, Regent

Annelle Hoene, Vice Regent

Margie Bardford, Chaplain

Libby Burr, Recording Secretary

Patricia Hart, Treasurer

Dianna Summers, Registrar

Peggy Horton, Historian

Joy Stopher, Librarian


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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.




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