Patrick Henry Chapter
In June of 1779, Patrick Henry and his family arrived in Leatherwood in Henry County, Virginia. He represented Henry County in the House of Delegates, where he served numerous terms and later became Virginia's first governor. On January 1, 1785, Henry was given a Commonwealth Grant for 2,125 acres of land in Henry County. The thirteen women who met and organized the Patrick Henry Chapter, DAR on June 15, 1905, were aware of the rich heritage in Martinsville and Henry County. They agreed unanimously to name the chapter "Patrick Henry" because of his many ties with the state and the area.
In 1922, the Patrick Henry Chapter erected a monument on land that was once Patrick Henry's farm. That portion of the land was deeded to the Virginia DAR. In 1976, a historical marker denoting the former homeland of Patrick Henry was placed on U. S. 58 East by the Highway Department at a cost of $475 which chapter members raised.
Each year the chapter gives a scholarship to a student at Patrick Henry Community College. Chapter members strive to perpetuate the goals of DAR, "God, Home, and Country" in remembrance of this illustrious patriot for whom our chapter was named.
Benita Lackey, Chaplain; VonMarie Goddard, Corresponding Secretary; Janet Fentress, Treasurer; Marcia Bauserman, Regent; Deloris Broyles, Pres Gen Report; Brenda Hundley, DAR Service for Veterans; Joan Frith, Vice-Regent
Treasurer Janet Fentress
Historian Sarah Robertson
Librarian Avis Turner
Patrick Henry: "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death"
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Site Updated: October 6, 2019