Here are the organizers of the Sons of the Revolution in Alabama.
Many Alabama citizens can trace their ancestry back to Alabama Revolutionary War soldiers. Land in Alabama was granted to many soldiers who participated in the Revolutionary War.
Organized in 1894
The sons of the Revolution was organized in Alabama April 16, 1894, in the city of Montgomery. The objects were common to all of the State societies and are set forth in the constitution of the general society.
The organization was for social, literary, and patriotic purposes. It aimed to acquaint the descendants of the heroes of the Revolution with the wonderful work of their ancestors; and to, inculcate a love of duty and country similar to that which has become the admiration of all mankind.
It was formed to aid in historic research; in the erection of monuments to our national heroes; in the preservation of records and genealogies; in the commemorative celebration of great historical events of a national importance, and in the promotion of social intercourse and a feeling of fellowship among its members.
Founders and first officers names
Founders and first officers.—James Edward Webb, president, Birmingham; James Franklin Johnston, vice-president, Birmingham; Dr. Frank Prince, vice-president, Bessemer; Thomas McAdory Owen, secretary, then of Birmingham; James Lewis Sandefur, treasurer, Birmingham; Jesse Kilgore Brockman, assistant secretary, registrar, and historian, Birmingham; Dr. Edward Pulaski Lacey, surgeon, Bessemer; Dr. William Marmaduke Owen, chaplain, Bessemer. Board of Marfagers.—James E. Webb, chairman; Thomas M. Owen, secretary; Robert Daniel Johnston, Thomas Jefferson Hickman, Edward Ennis Graham Roberts, Dr. William M. Owen, Jesse K. Brockman, John McQueen, James F. Johnston, Dr. Frank Price, James L. Sandefur, Dr. E. P. Lacey.
Officers, 1920.—C. L. Ruth, president, Montgomery; William M. Marks, Secretary, Montgomery.
See Alabama Pioneers Revolutionary War Soldier books for biographies and genealogies.
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