Geoff Baggett dressed in one of his many uniforms.

Geoff Baggett dressed in one of his many uniforms.

A new lecture series surrounding the Revolutionary War is being kicked off Thursday, Jan. 10. at 6 p.m. in Logan County. The series is being sponsored by the Col. Benjamin Logan Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and will offer insight into the history of our county's War of Independence.

The first of the series, held at the Logan County Career and Technical Center off KY 68-80, will be a discussion about Fort Jefferson and its role in the American Revolution. The local chapter would like to invite those who love history to attend the first of the lecture series which will feature Geoff Baggett.

Baggett is a Kentucky author, historian, and educator as well as a Baptist minister. Though he serves as a pastor in his "regular job," his hobbies and obsessions are genealogy and Revolutionary War history. He is an active member of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and the Society of the Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge. He currently serves the President of the Kentucky Society, Sons of the American Revolution.

Through his personal research, Geoff has discovered and proved twenty-three Patriot ancestors in his family tree from the states of Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia. His research for others has enabled over eighty men to gain membership in SAR.

In 2016, he launched his writing career by publishing four novels. His first novel, Brothers and Warriors, received the 2016 Gold Award for Best Historical Fiction from the National Literary Habitat. He followed with two more titles in 2017 and his latest, Soldiers and Martyrs, in early 2018. His next project, Immigrants and Patriots, is scheduled for an April 2019 release.

Geoff is an avid living historian, appearing regularly in 18th Century attire in classrooms, reenactments, and other Revolutionary War commemorative events throughout the southeastern and central United States. He lives on a small piece of land in rural Trigg County with his wife, daughter, and grandson.

The local SAR chapter hopes to have one presentation in the series per month for the next three to four months.

There is no admission charge to attend the series. For additional information, please contact SAR Lecture Series Program Directors Pete Lehman 270-221-0014 or Dr. Roger Vincent 270-792-1258.