A ceremony in honor of Revolutionary war soldier James Keaton was held October 16, 2021. Those attending were descendants Charles Lilly, past president of the Missouri State SAR and former WVSSAR president William H. “Bill” Lester. Also in attendance were the WVSSAR Color Guard led by Edward A. Cromley IV and including Bill Lester, Calvin Hannah, Zach Phillips and others with Charles Lilly was an honorary participant.
Former WVSSAR state president Steven Hart has won the prestigious Stewart Boone McCarthy award this year.
This award is in recognition of his hard work in the preservation of United States history and the encouragement of its teaching in our schools. Compatriot Hart has long been a strong advocate of SAR youth outreach programs and is well deserving of this honor.
Thanks to the hard work of state registrar Louis Ruf, the West Virginia Society has won the Genealogist General’s award for being one of the top three states with the lowest percentage of pended applications.
Thanks to our editor, Tom Galloway, president of the General Andrew Lewis Chapter, for assembling the content and photographs for our current newsletter. CLICK HERE
Our most sincere thanks and appreciation to Tom Galloway, the WVSSAR Newsletter Editor, for his dedication and excellent work that he always performs with the publishing of our West Virginia Society SAR Newsletter. Tom is also the President of the General Andrew Lewis Chapter WVSSAR.
You can view and download the WVSSAR Newsletter Fall 2017 edition HERE
Compatriot Tom Galloway, President of the General Andrew Lewis Chapter, has just released their latest General Andrew Lewis Chapter Newsletter edition of September 14, 2017. You can view it HERE
The Daniel Boone Chapter Monthly Crier newsletter for August 2017 has been released. You can view it HERE
The Fort Henry Chapter and the Wheeling Chapter, DAR presented a memorial service on September 1, 2017 at the Foreman’s Massacre monument in McMechen, WV to mark the 240th anniversary of the event. Participating were McMechen mayor Gregg Wolfe, Central District VPG Robert B. Fish, Jr., WVSSAR president Bill Lester, Debi Smith, regent, Wheeling DAR and Jay Frey, president Fort Henry Chapter. Special guests included descendants of Foreman’s company including compatriots Donald Brown (Capt. James Neal Chapter) and Rick Greathouse (Daniel Boone Chapter). Twelve color guardsmen representing WVSSAR chapters Daniel Boone, Fort Henry, Capt. James Neal, Point Pleasant and Capt. Ralph Stewart together with Ebenezer Zane Chapter, OHSSAR and George Washington Chapter, PASSAR presented the colors and fired a musket salute. Wreaths were presented at the monument. Continue reading “Foreman’s Massacre Remembered”
Compatriot Tom Galloway, President of the General Andrew Lewis Chapter, has just released their latest General Andrew Lewis Chapter Newsletter. You can view it HERE
Compatriot John Blair of the Daniel Boone Chapter has created a Daniel Boone Chapter Newsletter. You can view it HERE
Compatriot Jay Frey has provided these two photos taken at the SAR Congress 2017.