Celebrating Ninety-Five Years with National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution PDF  ICON_SEP Print ICON_SEP  E-mail
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banner_dar_march_mtg_031517 Jonathan Hardin Chapter, NSDAR, celebrate 95th Anniversary of the organization…





The Jonathan Hardin Chapter, NSDAR met at Gibbs Memorial Library in Mexia for the monthly meeting on March 8, 2017. First Vice Regent, Kathleen McKee welcomed guest and members to the 95th Anniversary of the chapter when a group of ladies met in the home of Mrs. John H. Sweatt.   Their purpose was to form a chapter in the Daughters of the American Revolution, which was organized on March 28, 1922 with 14 charter members.

New members Betsy Monico and Rhonda Bass were introduced and guest Jennifer Ottinger and son Jack Ottinger. Registrar Billie Bournias inducted Betsy Monico and Rhonda Bass.  The winners for the American History Essay Contest were announced they were Colby Menzel, 5th grade and Halle Kate Jones, 6th grade Groesbeck, Delainey Long, 6th grade Teague, Mika Lyn Gargis, 7th grade Wortham.  The Christopher Columbus Essay Contest winner was Bailey Spivey, 12th grade Groesbeck.

Certificates were handed out to Jonathan Hardin Chapter members for years of service in NSDAR.  Those with 40 years are Delores Yountz, and  Charlise Boyer, Lea Beth Myers 30 years, Jackie Penny 25 years,  Jennifer Dixon, Phyllis Bishop, Linda Flatt, Kathleen McKee, and Jackie Tidwell 20 years, those with 10 years are Marjorie Huckles, JoAnn Slauson, Allison Teelock, Rita Walker, and Aleece McBay.

Theresa Penny, member of Jonathan Hardin Chapter gave the program on “American Revolution Prison Ships”.  Theresa became interested while researching her ancestor David Lewis Carter.  He was held on the Jersey prison ship during the Revolutionary War.  Mrs. Penny discussed hardships the men faced while aboard the ships, their meager rations if any, and disease, all producing unhealthy living conditions.  During the Revolutionary War 1776-1783, approximately 11,000 men died in prison, while 4,500 were on the battle field.
After the program members adjourned to Coffee Cabaret, where a beautiful and delicious anniversary cake, made by Teresa Penny, was served.

Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence is eligible for membership.  For more information about joining the Jonathan Hardin Chapter, NSDAR please contact Regent Aleece McBay at 254-729-5177, or Registrar Billie Bournias at 903-389-3592.