Four Rivers Patriots Chapter Holds December Meeting
'The Four Rivers Patriots Chapter, Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution, held its monthly meeting on Thursday night, December 15, 2022, at 7:00, at Chatters Restaurant in Lyons. With President George King presiding, there were 12 attendees including 1 guest.
The program was presented by Compatriot Hu Daughtry of the Mill Creek Chapter in Statesboro. Compatriot Hu's presentation was on Revolutionary War Patriot Ephraim Liles. Ephraim was a true American Patriot who enlisted in a South Carolina Militia Unit at the age of sixteen. He was primarily a scout for several Generals and experienced combat at such battles as Fishing Creek, Fish Dam Ford, Blackstock's Farm and Fort Granby. While marching from Fishing Creek to Fish Dam Ford, he was wounded in the leg by South Carolina Tories. He died in Twiggs County, Georgia, in 1854. He was in his 93rd year. At the time of his death, he was a deserving recipient of a Revolutionary War Pension.
President George King installed the newest member, Dan Brown, into the Four Rivers Chapter. He then inducted the 2023 President’s staff: Vice President Steve Deweil, Registrar/ Treasurer Dean Mills, Secretary Al Johnson, Genealogist Dess Smith III, Sgt-at-Arms Dan Brown, and Chaplain Emory Fennell. Genealogist Dess Smith III inducted President George King. Compatriot Dess Smith III presented President George King with streamers from the wreath presentation at Fort Morris event, 'Come and Take It,' and the 1st Siege of Augusta event.