Attorney Jerry Rutledge will make a presentation “Benjamin Forsyth: Who was he? Why does it matter?” on Lt. Col. Benjamin Forsyth. Learn about the early years of Benjamin Forsyth, including his connections in Stokes and Forsyth Counties; the extensive military record of Benjamin Forsyth; and his death and burial in upstate New York.
Jerry Ruthledge grew up in Germanton and attended Stokes County Schools. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1966 with a BA in History. He graduated from Law School in Chapel Hill in 1969 and then served four years in the Marine Corps as a JAG officer. After working with the North Carolina Attorney General’s office in Raleigh and serving as an Assistant District Attorney in Stokes and three adjoining counties, Jerry opened his law office in Walnut Cove in 1978. Jerry’s interest in local history has led him to make three trips to upstate New York to visit Champlain, the burial place of Benjamin Forsyth.
Sponsored by the Walkertown Area Historical Society.
Free lecture. No reservations required.
Tuesday, January 19 at 6:30 pm
Walkertown Branch Library
2969 Main St. Walkertown, NC 27051
Call (336) 703-2990 for more information.
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