New Compatriot – Joshua Claussen!

We are please to announce that Joshua Claussen has begun the process to join the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter!

Joshua Claussen

Joshua Claussen

Joshua is sixteen years old, and a sophomore at Trigg County High School.  He will be our chapter’s very first “Junior Member.”  His favorite pursuits outside of school are weather and radio broadcasting.  He actually tracks weather systems and hosts a Facebook weather page called, “JC Your Weather Guy.”  He also helps manage the Facebook weather page, “Western Kentucky Weather.”  Joshua works as a Producer at WKDZ Radio.

Joshua has a very interesting Patriot ancestor.  His 6th great-grandfather was Henry Chaffee of Connecticut.  In April of 1775 he answered the “Lexington Alarm” with the other militiamen of the area in response to the British moving on Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts.  He marched from Woodstock to the relief of Boston, serving five days.  He later served with the same militia company from May until October 1775, and served in the company of Lt. Paine Converse in 1776.

Most of Joshua’s documents have been located and his application is near completion.  We anticipate that he will clear the genealogical process some time in May or June.

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