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Col. Anthony Bledsoe Chapter  -  Tennessee Society

The Sons of the American Revolution is the leading male lineage society that perpetuates the ideals of the war for independence.  As a historical, educational, and patriotic, non-profit corporation organized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, we seek to maintain and expand the meaning of patriotism, respect for our national symbols, the value of American citizenship, and the unifying force of "e pluribus unum" that was created from the people of many nations -- one nation and one people.

Anthony Bledsoe was born in Virginia in the early 1730s. Anthony served in the French and Indian War and in various capacities with the Virginia militia. He commanded Fort Patrick Henry at Long Island of the Holston in 1776 and was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates the following year.

In 1784, Colonel Anthony Bledsoe built his fort on the Greenfield tract of land embodying 6,280 acres, a grant for services in surveying the Continental Line. Greenfield was aproximately two and a half miles north of Bledsoe Lick and his brother Isaac's stockaded fort.

During 1786 - 1787, Creek and Chickamauga Indians continued to harass the settlements. Their raids became so frequent in 1788 that families moved into the forts for protection. Anthony and his family moved into Isaac's fort, joining those of widow Thankful Doak Hall, Isaac Bledsoe, and others. This is where they were attacked on July 20, 1788 and where Anthony and a white servant named Campbell were mortally wounded.



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We welcome you to the Col. Anthony Bledsoe Chapter. We are located in Sumner County, Tennessee. Come and Join our Society as we work to perpetuate the people and events of the American Revolution, promote patriotism, and preserve the ideals of freedom.

Chapter Officers

President: Dennis Harris

1st Vice President: Carey Herdman

2nd Vice President: Henry Puckett

Secretary: Bruce Winn

Treasurer: Carl Garrett

Registrar: Steve Gaines

Chaplain: John Tidwell

Next Meeting:   February 16th, 2017 - Eat 5:30 pm - Meeting 6:15 pm
Hendersonville Library
140 Saundersville Rd
Hendersonville, TN 37075


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Our Chapter Meetings are generally held Monthly on the Third Thursday of that month at 6:15 pm and are open to all interested persons.


Col. Anthony Bledsoe Chapter - Sumner County, Tennessee

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