Sons of American Revolution discuss historic sites, book

The Chautauqua Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution met recently at the Stockton Hotel for the monthly luncheon meeting.

The group discussed upcoming programs and future meeting dates.

Steve Boothe, president, said approval had been received to place a marker in Wellman Cemetery in honor of Drum Major Barnabas Wellman. The group hopes to have the marker in place by this fall. The group is also awaiting approval for a marker to be placed in the Blockville Pioneer Cemetery in honor of the five Revolutionary War soldiers buried there.

The members also spent some time discussing the book “The British Are Coming” that many members are reading. It was decided that the next meeting will be held at the Stockton Hotel on Saturday, Aug. 13, at 12:30 p.m. Attendees will order lunch from the menu.

The Sons of the American Revolution is a group of men interested in the Revolutionary War that can trace their lineage back from a Patriot in the War of Independence.

New members are welcome. Existing members are always available to help new members find an ancestor who was a Patriot. For more information on the SAR, call Boothe at 716-574-7995.


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