Friday, January 29, 2010

DAR Presents Gift of History to OLV

Pictured (l-r) are Ann Eldredge, OLV Principal Grace, and James Waldrop Chapter DAR Regent Betty Harrah.

The James Waldrop Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution recently presented Our Lady of Victory Catholic School in Tyrone with a gift of history in the form of a DVD on the country home of George Walton.

George Walton was one of three Georgia men who signed the Declaration of Independence, and was one of the youngest signers at the age of 26. While born in Virginia in 1749, he moved to Savannah in 1769. He served the state of Georgia during the American Revolution in the state militia. After the war, he was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia, a governor of Georgia and an United States Senator. In 1787, he moved to Augusta and built Meadow Garden.

In 1901, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution purchased the property. Meadow Garden was later deeded to the Georgia State Society of the DAR in 1961.

The James Waldrop Chapter DAR is chartered in Fayetteville, GA.

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