report submitted by Col William Grayson Vice President Barrry Schwoerer
At its November chapter meeting at the Stonewall Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia, brothers Christian Wilhelm Siegfried Powers, age 5; Erik Thorsten Powers, age 4; Otto Theodor Friedrich Powers, age 2; and Henry Walther Sigismund Powers, age 1 were inducted into the Colonel William Grayson Chapter of the Virginia Sons of the American Revolution. The new junior members were proudly presented to the chapter by parents, Steven and Ashley Powers, grandparents Nathan L. and Laurie Gwaltney and great grandmother Dolly Daugherty. The Powers family lives in Leesburg, Virginia.
The Patriot ancestor of the Powers brothers was Simon C. Groot, a Private in the 2nd Albany County Militia, NY. The new members uncle, Nathan D. Gwaltney, and grandfather, Nathan L. Gwaltney, have each submitted applications for membership in NSSAR