The Henry Knox chapter
was organized on April 21, 2012, by Organizing
Regent Marla Suter. The organizing meeting
was held in Valley Chapel at the Marion County
Park Historical Village in Knoxville, Iowa, and
was attended by the state organizing secretary
and the state registrar.
The name Henry Knox
was selected in honor of Revolutionary War hero
General Henry Knox, who was considered a master
military strategist and fought in numerous
battles including Bunker Hill, Long Island,
Trenton, Assunpink Creek, Princeton, Brandywine,
Germantown, Monmouth, and the Sieges of Boston
Members marked the grave of Margaret Francis
Burch Nichols in the Burch Cemetery, Knoxville,
Marion County, Iowa, on June 21, 2014.
Margaret was the daughter of Private John Burch,
Jr., a Revolutionary War patriot.