Captain William Edmiston Chapter

  Clarksville, Tennessee

 

 

 

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The Captain William Edmiston Chapter, named for the ancestor of the organizing regent, Mrs. William Daniel, was organized in 1914, by twelve women who met at her home, with nineteen charter members in Clarksville, Tennessee, Montgomery County.

 

Captain William Edmiston was born April 27, 1734, in Cecil County, Maryland, and died July 30, 1822, in Washington County, Virginia.  In Rockbridge County, Virginia, he married first, Margaret Montgomery, and secondly, Elizabeth Kennedy. He was commissioned a Lieutenant in 1774, in the Militia of Fincastle County, Virginia, and served on the frontiers of the Clinch and Sandy Rivers. In 1776, he was made a captain and served on the campaign against the Cherokees.

 

Historical markers have been erected at points of interest throughout Montgomery County, including the graves of Colonel Valentine Sevier and sons, and other pioneers who lost their lives fighting the Indians.

 

 

Organized  in 1914

Celebrating Over 100 Years of Service