Nicolas Mercer Chapter

Monticello, Kentucky


Joyce Lee Munsey, Regent

Daphine Youngberg, Vice Regent

Edith Frye, Chaplain

Joy McGinnis, Recording Secretary

Maxine Stephens, Treasurer

Judith Lawson, Registrar

Cassie Munsey, Librarian


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The Nicholas Mercer Chapter NSDAR held a preliminary meeting on Saturday, Jan. 23, 1965, for the purpose of organizing a local chapter. Nine women from the Wayne area were present. Edwina Gibson, the organizing regent, was in charge. The following officers were elected: Edwina Gibson, Regent; Lillian Dodson, Vice-Regent; Ermon Hatfield Recording Secretary; Lennie Cooper, Corresponding Secretary; Lelia Daffron, Treasurer; Imogene Vickery, Registrar; Lytha Ann Underwood, Historian; Nannie Correll, Librarian; and Emogene Cooper, Chaplain.  A telegram was sent to the NSDAR Organizing Secretary General in Washington, D. C., telling her that the local chapter was in  the process of holding its organizing meeting.


The local group voted to accept the name of Nicholas Mercer as the name of the chapter. This name was chosen because he was the patriot of several of the organizing members.  Nicholas Mercer fought in the American Revolution for the colony of South Carolina. He enlisted in the 5th South Carolina Infantry on July 6, 1776, and was appointed a sergeant on July 17, 1776. He served in the army for eight years and later moved to Wayne County around 1803.



Nicholas Mercer Chapter – Patriots


Henry Baugh

William Bertram

James Chitwood

Reuben Coffey

Fredrick Cooper

George E. Dodson

Stephen Fisher

John Francis

John Garth

Michael Hoffecker

Edward Long

Nicholas Mercer

Jesse Rector

Emanuel Sodowsky

William Toney

Shadrack Williams

John Woodson





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