courtesy Bonnie Henderson Pennock
Former State Regent Martha Barnhart, speaking 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
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
to the site as The Battle of Olde Towne. In
honor of this historic event, the
original chapter selected Olde Towne as its
Olde Towne Chapter has
recently received permission from the county
to restore the cemetery site, located in Clay
Township, Cass County, Indiana.
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