Robert Ward in studio about Sons of American Revolution, April 17, 2018
Robert Ward, member of the Steven Trigg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, was in studio Tuesday morning to talk to WPKY about starting a chapter here in Caldwell County.
Robert first reminded listeners of the Genealogy Night on Tuesday from 6 to 9PM at the Glenn Martin Genealogy Library, stating that it was free and open to all in the public who wish to learn more about their history. He also stated that the Genealogy Night will also be used as an informal informational meeting for all those interested in joining a chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. Robert said that currently most in Caldwell County are members of the Steven Trigg Chapter in Cadiz but that they were hoping to get enough interest to start a chapter here in Caldwell.
Robert also said that those interested in joining a Caldwell Chapter can attend a causal meeting on Thursday, starting at 6:30PM, at the Glenn Martin Genealogy Library. All are welcome to attend, whether you have proof your ancestors served in the American Revolution or not. There will be several there on Thursday who can help you find the documentation needed to join the chapter. They will also begin working on the paperwork to get the chapter started.
Robert stated that if you have an ancestor that either served, gave aid or comfort, during the American Revolution you can join the Sons of the American Revolution, but you will need documentation of that. Robert said that the easiest way to find documentation is to look for land grants that were given to soldiers to pay them for their service. Resources there at the Glenn Martin Genealogy Library will be able to help aid in your search. Robert did mention that all interested in joining a Caldwell Chapter will first join the Steven Trigg Chapter before branching off to become charter members here in Caldwell.
For all those interested, especially those who may not be able to make the meeting on Thursday, can call Robert at 270-625-3544 for more information.
You can catch the full interview with Robert Ward below.