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Zachariah Godbold Chapter

Bay Minette, Baldwin County, Alabama

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The Zachariah Godbold Chapter was organized by Mrs. Percy Ausphera Bryant in 1953.

The chapter was named after Zachariah Godbold, the only known veteran of the American Revolution to be buried in Baldwin County.  Three of his descendants were members of the newly-formed chapter.

Zachariah Godbold was born in Marion District, South Carolina. He joined the ranks of General Marion’s men at the early age of 13, yet during his period of service he achieved the rank of Lieutenant. After the war he returned to South Carolina and married Rachel (maiden name unknown). They had 10 children and in 1810 moved to Alabama.  Between 1830 - 1832 they settled in Baldwin County. He died July 13, 1832, at Old Blakeley and was buried at Saluda Hill Cemetery near Bromley.

Members of the Zachariah Godbold Chapter held Dedication Services February 7, 1960, placing a marker inscribed “REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER, 1775 - 1783, Placed by the Zachariah Godbold Chapter, DAR.”

The grave is bricked up about two feet and on the stone that marks his grave is the following inscription:

Sacred

to the memory of

ZACHARIAH GODBOLD

a native of

Marion District, S.C.

Who departed this life

July 13th, 1832

aged 69 years

3 months and 10 days.

At an early age he joined the

ranks of General Marion in that

eventful struggle which was

over Independence.

This stone is erected by his

widow and son in testimony of

their esteem for a kind husband,

indulgent Father, and generous friend.

He was a man proud of his country a man proud to be an American.

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Celebrating 50 years of DAR Service
June 1, 1953 - June 1, 2003
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Officers    2008 - 2010
Regent: Sabra Atkins
Vice Regent: Althea Dunn
Chaplain: Anne Ruth Owen
Recording Secretary: Shelia Tyrrell
Corresponding Secretary: Minnie Lou Dean
Treasurer: Emily Ivey
Registrar: Rose Smith
Historian: Betty Stewart
Librarian: Catherine Long

For Membership questions, please email: Shelia Tyrrell

 

Honored Chapter Daughter
Kate Duncan Smith DAR School
North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce
Alabama Society, NSDAR
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