The Hutchinson Sons of the American Revolution Chapter will meet at 9 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 12, in the Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 2701 24th Street in Great Bend. Anyone interested in the organization is invited to attend the meeting and program and asked to use the west door off the Jefferson Street circle driveway.
The chapter is making plans for chartering a new chapter in Great Bend, anyone with ancestral roots to those who served in the American Revolution are encouraged to attend. Genealogists with the local chapter will be on hand to discuss the application process and help with genealogy.
At a recent meeting, Sons of the Plains Chapter president Justin Engleman was presented a Supplemental Ancestor Membership certificate by Kansas Society Vice President Bobbie Hulse. Engleman’s sixth-great-grandfather Archibald Allen served as a private in Capt. Charles Shelton and Col. Elias Edmonds’ Virginia Company of volunteers who were on the march through Richmond, in pursuit of the British with regular army troops commanded by Gen. Lafayette. Allen was born Feb. 7, 1752, in Westmoreland County, Va., and died Feb. 23, 1846 in Putnam Co., Ill. This is the second patriot ancestor Engleman has identified in his genealogical research.