Beaufort’s Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter of the South Carolina Society of the Sons of American Revolution met in June at the Holiday Inn in Beaufort. Over 40 members and guests listened to guest speaker Calvin Smith, History Professor Emeritus of USC Aiken, discuss Brigadier Gen. James Williams of the Ninety Six District of South Carolina (Laurens County).
Following Smith’s presentation, President Wayne Cousar installed new members Frank Wood and Bill Anderson. Wood, of Lady’s Island, is a descendant of Patriot soldier Ellis Palmer and Anderson, of Beaufort, is a descendant of Patriot soldier Thomas Benjamin Chaplin. Andy Beall, South Carolina Society Chairman of the Eagle Scout Committee, introduced Beaufort County Eagle Scout Peter McGee and his family to the chapter’s members and guests. McGee was selected as South Carolina’s Eagle Scout of the Year and is in competition for the National Eagle Scout Award.
Anyone wishing to find out more about the Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter should contact Pres. Wayne Cousar 843-846-5886 or access the chapter website at www.sarbeaufortsc.org.