It’s Official! Compatriot Rick Sheets!

Compatriot Rick Sheets has been approved as of today!!

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Rick Sheets is a unique member of the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter.  He is one of our growing band of “long distance” members.  Rick is a horn maker and folk artist from Durham, North Carolina, creating beautiful replica powder horns, horn cups, horn books, and other similar similar items.  He adds his beautiful art in the form of scrimshaw on the horns.  He markets his art through his web site (see our links on the right) and appears at living history events and re-enactments throughout the Carolinas.

Chapter president Geoff Baggett recruited him to the SAR last year when he hired Rick to make him a horn in honor of his ancestor Capt. James Shelton of the Henry County, Virginia, militia.  Rick had hit a”brick wall” in his ancestry research and Geoff put his genealogy skills to work and broke through the wall, connecting him with his ancestor David Johnston, who served in the Virginia militia under George Rogers Clark.  His application was received for consideration on December 31, 2014.  It was approved today!

Now Rick is serving as our official “East Coast” branch of the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter.  We have provided him with a wreath and name placard that he can present at ceremonies and events in the name of our chapter.  So even thought he’s not here in Kentucky with us, he is still able to connect with and serve the chapter as an active representative!  Someday when he finds a chapter near his area that he connects well with, he can transfer out … or maybe stay on as a dual member. 😉

Please join us in welcoming our newest “official,” application-approved Compatriot, Rick Sheets of the great state of North Carolina!


One Response to “It’s Official! Compatriot Rick Sheets!”

  1. Dennis Adams Says:

    Welcome Rick! Look forward to checking out the powderhorns!

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