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Chapter History

                                      Photo courtesy Susie Jacks

  Former State Regent Martha Barnhart spoke at the
 organizing meeting of Olde Towne Chapter.

The Olde Towne Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the
American Revolution was accepted into the DAR on 25 Jun 2012. It was
comprised of sixteen charter organizing members. The chapter voted to
name itself after a former chapter, established in 1916, which was dissolved
in 2001. Several members of the original Olde Towne Chapter are members
of the new chapter.
In 1791, Kentucky militia raided the Miami Indian town of Kenapacomaqua,
located on the Eel River, approximately six miles upstream from present-day
Logansport, Indiana. The raid was conducted in response to Native American
uprisings against local settlers (read more here). On 07 Aug 1791, two
Kentucky soldiers and nine Miami died in the encounter, the only battle ever
to have been fought on Cass County soil. The two soldiers were buried in
unmarked graves at the site of the battle. In later years, the locals referred
to the site as The Battle of Olde Towne. In honor of this historic event, the
original chapter selected Olde Towne as its name.
 Olde Towne Chapter has recently received permission from the county
 commissioners to restore the cemetery site, located in Clay Township, Cass
 County, Indiana.

                                           Olde Towne Cemetery Site

                                                                                                        Olde Towne Cemetery photos courtesy Carolyn Abbott Shell

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