John Fitch Chapter
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
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 January 12, 2019
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