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:
Celebrating 60 years of DAR Service
June 1, 1953 - June 1, 2013
CHAPTER OFFICERS 2014-2016
|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|
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This site was last updated June 19, 2015