ZACHARIAH GODBOLD CHAPTER

ALABAMA SOCIETY

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (DAR)

BAY MINETTE, BALDWIN COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

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
DISTRIC, S.C., WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JULY 13, 1832 AGED 69 YEARS THREE MONTHS
AND TEN 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 OF A KIND
HUSBAND, INDULGENT FATHER, AND GENEROUS FRIEND. HE WAS A MAN PROUD OF
HIS COUNTRY, A MAN PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN.

 

 

Celebrating 60 years of DAR Service
June 1, 1953 - June 1, 2013
Photo Album

 

CHAPTER OFFICERS 2012-2014

 

LUCILLE FEW WILSON   REGENT
SABRA STOUGH ATKINS   VICE-REGENT
OLEAH KING RUPERT   CHAPLAIN
SHEILA HAMLIN TYRRELL   RECORDING SECRETARY
MINNIE ROTCH DEAN   CORRESPONDING SECRETARY
EMILY NIX IVEY   TREASURER
ROSE BEVERIDGE SMITH   REGISTRAR
BETTY HADLEY STEWART   HISTORIAN
ALTHEA KING DUNN   LIBRARIAN

 

For Membership questions, please email: Shelia Tyrrell

 

 

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This site was last updated September 26,, 2013.