Historic Morgan Cabin Association Honors William Henshaw DAR Chapter | Journal-news


MORGAN COUNTY – At the July 12 reunion and annual picnic of the Historic Morgan Cabin Association, members of the William Henshaw Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter were honored.

Members were recognized for the help offered by the Chapter at the June 18 Berkeley 250th Anniversary event at Morgan Cabin, Christ Church and the Gen. James Johnston Pettigrew (CSA) Monument.

Sisters from the William Henshaw Chapter served as guides at Christ Church during the June 18 event. Christ Church was built in 1740 and was founded by Morgan Morgan, one of the founding settlers of Berkeley County.

Morgan Morgan’s six sons and several of his grandsons served in the Revolutionary War. Christ Church Cemetery is the final resting place of Morgan Morgan and Revolutionary War patriot William Henshaw, from whom the chapter takes its name.

At the July 12 meeting, members of the William Henshaw Chapter who participated as guides in the June event each received a souvenir commemorative coin marking Berkeley County’s 250th anniversary and a lapel pin. Presentations were made by Matthew Umstead, Director of Strategic Planning and Communications and Events Coordinator for 250th Anniversary Events.

This event concluded a busy year for the chapter, which included honoring Vietnam veterans in the fall, a collection of toiletries for veterans at the VA hospital, the annual historical essay contest, honoring World War II veterans, the state’s DAR convention in April, and the June event in partnership with the Historic Morgan Cabin Association. The chapter will wrap up its work for the year by hosting the WV Eastern District DAR meeting on August 27th.

For more information about DAR William Henshaw Chapter membership, contact Registrar Joanne Krishack at [email protected]


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