2017-11-09 / News

W-WSAR inducts Jason Echols under lineage to John Colley


Jason Echols (second from left) was inducted into the Washington-­Wilkes Chapter Sons of the American Revolution by (l-r) Louis Harris, Thad Broome, and Thomas Owen. Jason Echols (second from left) was inducted into the Washington-­Wilkes Chapter Sons of the American Revolution by (l-r) Louis Harris, Thad Broome, and Thomas Owen. Jason Echols was inducted in to the Washington-Wilkes Chapter Sons of the American Revolution at the organization’s meeting in October under his lineage to Revolutionary War Patriot John Colley. Inducting Compatriot Echols were his sponsor, Thomas Owen, Chapter Secretary, Thad Broome, and President, Louis Harris.

Patriot Colley served in the Militia-Virginia State Troops as a Private, North-West Territory under General George Rogers Clark. The Colley family presence in Henry County, Virgnia, dated from about 1777. He and his wife Sarah relocated to Wilkes County, Georgia, in approximately May-June, 1781.

There was recently a ceremony marking the gravesite of Patriot John Colley attended by a number of his descendants bearing the surnames Fanning, Orr, Duggan, Johnson, Toburen, and McClearen to name a few. Any of his descendants wishing to join the SAR should call Louis Harris, 404-909-4762, or the DAR, Amanda Aycock, 404-276- 6412.

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