The SAR Magazine

Summer 2018

The SAR MAGAZINE is the official quarterly publication of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution published quarterly.

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XX SAR MAGAZINE OHIO SOCIETY Cincinnati Chapter The Cincinnati Chapter Nolan Carson Memorial Color Guard marched in the Blue Ash 2018 Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28. Participating were Compatriots Jeff, Jacob and Emma Hartman, Brad Jarard, Bob Bowers, Rev. Ed Bonniwell, Mark Idle, Clay Crandall, Chuck Rodgers, Mike Gunn, Cincinnati SAR President Jack Bredenfoerder and Cincinnati SAR Nolan Carson Memorial Color Guard Commander Lee Wilkerson. Many thanks to the City of Blue Ash for inviting us to be a part of this patriotic tribute to those Patriots who have given the ultimate sacrifice to secure and maintain our nation's freedom! The chapter is pictured in front of the Minuteman Statue, located at the end of the parade in Veterans Park, Blue Ash, Ohio. Overshadowed by the national colors, 11 members of the Nolan Carson Memorial Color Guard and one "camp follower" on the far left hoist the Betsy Ross and four Regimental Colors: the Spanish Colonial Succession, the 15th Massachusetts, the 11th Morgan's Regiment and the 1st Virginia. PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY The Pennsylvania SAR commissioned and procured a bronze bust by sculptor Pierre Lefebvre of the Comte de Rochambeau and gifted it to the Fine Arts Department at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. The bust was delivered to the college on April 18 by the sculptor and Compatriots Lanny Patten and Don Drewry. Lafayette College Curator Michiko Okaya, Artifacts Curator Diane Shaw and Olga Anna Duhl, a member of the school's French faculty, accepted the bust to add to its collection of fine art and artifacts from the life of the Marquis de Lafayette and French participation in the American Revolution. The bust is to become a major item in a new public exhibition at the college. General Anthony Wayne Chapter General Anthony Wayne Chapter President Ron Bruce attended the Boy Scouts Court of Honor dinner for the Moraine Trails Council in Butler, Pennsylvania. He presented 55 SAR certificates of recognition, including 17 that went to newly awarded Eagle Scouts. Compatriot Bruce wore the uniform of a Continental soldier of a Pennsylvania Line artillery regiment. Ray Tennent, Moraine Trails Boy Scout executive director, was the chapter's sponsor. Craig MacCullough is chairman of the SAR Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Eagle Scout Committee. Somerset-Cambria Chapter On Saturday, May 26, the Somerset-Cambria Chapter gathered in the Ankeny Square Cemetery in Somerset to honor four Patriots of the American Revolution: Peter Ankeny, Henry Stahl, J. George May and John Bateman Webster, a member of the Society of Cincinnati. Ankeny was one of the founding fathers of Somerset. He was born on March 6, 1751 in Clear Spring, Washington County, Maryland, west of Hagerstown. During his lifetime, he donated the land known as Ankeny Square for use as a church and cemetery. In 1781, he achieved the rank of captain of the 5th Company, Bedford County Militia. He died in Somerset on Dec. 23, 1804. His wife, Rosina Bonnet, was born Sept. 17, 1757 and died Feb. 5, 1834. She was the daughter of Jean Bonnet, owner of the tavern now located in Bedford County at the intersection of U.S. Route 30 and Pennsylvania Route 31. Rosina outlived Peter by 30 years and is buried alongside him in their Ankeny Square plot. Stahl was born on Feb. 3, 1752 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. In 1777, 1778 and 1780, he served as a private in Capt. James Young's Cumberland County Militia. The Pennsylvania Archives show a Henry Stahl as a captain of the Bedford County Militia in 1792, a major in 1794 and a colonel of the Somerset County Regiment in 1798. He is believed to have served in 1814 as a staff officer in the War of 1812. He married Rosina Stemple, who died in 1815 and may be buried in Ankeny Square with him. Henry died in Somerset on April 1, 1816. May was born Oct. 20, 1757 in the Northkill region of Berks County, Pennsylvania, a month after the famous Hochstetler Massacre of Sept. 20, 1757. Three members of the Hochstetler family were killed, and three were captured. The Blue 46 SAR MAGAZINE

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