Captain Gilbreth Falls-Absolom Hooper Chapter

Chapter Information


The Falls-Hooper Chapter conducts regular meetings at 10 a.m. on the 3rd Saturday of the month, from August through May, except December. Contact us for further information about meetings.

Captain Gilbreth Falls and Absolom Hooper

Captain Gilbreth Falls was killed in the Revolutionary War at Ramsour's Mill, North Carolina; his fourteen-year-old son was riding with him at the time. When Captain Falls fell from his horse, his young son drew his father's sword and killed the man who had slain his father. That sword now hangs in the Rowan County Museum in Salisbury, North Carolina. Captain Falls, at the time of his death, was Sheriff of Rowan County.

Absolom Hooper, born 1764, Beaufort County, South Carolina, enlisted in the Revolutionary War in 1776 at age twelve years, six months and served seven years as a Private, having served at one time under General Pickens. Hooper was a prisoner in both South Carolina and Georgia. He died 9 December 1845 in Haywood County, North Carolina, and is buried in East Laport, North Carolina.

Chapter Officers 2017-2019
Kelly Henry
Vice Regent
Liz Strassner
Sherry Cornelius
Recording Secretary
Kay Buscemi
Corresponding Secretary
Ann Strouhal
Arlene Hawkins
Lisa Smith
Christine Rush
Kay Murphy