Captain Joshua Gray Chapter

 

Captain Joshua Gray Chapter was organized July 24,1962, with Alice M. Sperl as the organizing regent.  Since 1961, there have been 13 regents; some serving more than one term.

 

The chapter was named after Captain Joshua Gray who was born in 1743 and was a prominent figure at the outbreak of the Revolution.  The official military record of Joshua Gray says that he was captain of a company of minutemen who marched April 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19.  Joshua Gray died on March 31, 1791, at the age of 47, and he is buried alongside his wife in the Ancient Cemetery in Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts.

Jonathan Hatch Chapter

 

Jonathan Hatch Chapter was organized February 10, 1934, with Adelaide Rand How as the organizing regent.  Since 1934, there have been 26 regents serving the chapter and many of them served more than one term.

 

The chapter was named after Jonathan Hatch, who was the founder of Falmouth, Massachusetts.  In 1644 Jonathan Hatch was on the list of those able to bear arms in Barnstable.  In 1646 he married Sarah Rowley who was 13 years old.  There is so much history about Jonathan Hatch, it would take volumes.  So for now we will leave him where he was happiest at Saconnessit (place of black shells) the Falmouth of today, where he acquired land from the Sachem Notantico in 1659 or 1660.

 

The Jonathan Hatch Chapter suffered a declining membership and in 2009 joined with the Captain Joshua Gray Chapter - now known as the Captain Joshua Gray - Jonathan Hatch Chapter.

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