Sons of the American Revolution to meet Saturday in Greenhurst

The Chautauqua County Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will meet Saturday at the Chatterbox Restaurant, Fluvanna Avenue Extension in Greenhurst at 10 a.m.

The group will focus on the murder and research about Jane McCrea with her connection to the British at the Battle of Saratoga in 1777. There will also be a brief talk about Founding Father Francis Hopkinson, a musician and attorney, who authored the poem “The Battle of the Kegs.”

Previously, the group had viewed a DVD presentation about Peter Francisco, who became known as the Hercules of the American Revolution. The DVD program was designed by Travis Bowman, an SAR member from the Carolinas, who is a descendant of Francisco. Francisco, at about 4 years of age, had been kidnapped by pirates, then left at a dock in Virginia. He was discovered and raised by Judge Anthony Winston, the uncle of Patrick Henry.

The group meets about every two months. The SAR began its existence back in 1889, and is headquartered in Louisville, Ky.

The Chatterbox Restaurant accepts cash and checks for payment. Members, former members, and guests are invited to attend. For more information, call the chapter president, Steve Boothe at 574-7995.