November 16, 2017 John Clarke Chapter, NSDAR Hosted Special Program

Recently the John Clarke Chapter, NSDAR [National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution] in Social Circle hosted a special guest, Mr. David Thompson of Monroe, who presented a program on the Cherry Valley Massacre in upstate New York. British and Native Indian forces attacked a Continental Army fort and the village of Cherry Valley in eastern New York on November 11, 1778, during the American Revolutionary War. Settlers and soldiers alike were massacred in the most brutal way and many were taken captive. It was a decisive turn in the war and the way it was fought. Mr. Thompson and several guests are direct descendants of Thomas Thompson, whose family had settled in the area and survived the attack. The chapter also received additional guests from the community and other NSDAR chapters in Georgia and Florida.

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