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Jennings presents program on Sarah Barton Murphy

The Sarah Barton Murphy Chapter, NSDAR, held its regular meeting Jan. 7, at Ryan’s Steak House in Farmington. Nineteen members and nine guests were present. Regent Edwina Alcorn chaired the meeting, with Cara Akridge recording and typing the minutes. Jan Kemp, Vice-Regent, led the ritual.

The program was presented by guest Elma Jennings, who gave a portrayal of the life of Sarah Barton Murphy. Mrs. Jennings brought out the fact that Sarah Barton Murphy taught her husband William Murphy how to read and write his name. His signature procured the land grant from Spain. This land became Farmington, Missouri.

Other business included a donation from the chapter to Honor Flight and a discussion of a cemetery workshop for the chapter in October 2012. The state conference will be held May 3-6 in the Holiday Inn Conference Center, Columbia, MO.

The chapter’s next meeting will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 9 a.m. at Ryan’s Steak House in Farmington. All ladies whose ancestor served our country during the American Revolution are invited to attend. For further information, call 756-2142 or 756-3469.

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