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Major Jacob Gray Chapter

Daughters of the American Revolution

Jacksonville, Arkansas

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Chapter History

The Major Jacob Gray Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the Revolution

was formed February 1, 1980, by Charlotte Strong Huntley,

a member of the Prudence Hall Chapter in North Little Rock.

The new chapter in Jacksonville had fourteen organizing members.

It was sponsored by the Prudence Hall Chapter. Mrs. Huntley was the chapter's

Organizing Regent.

Chapter Officers

Regent: Martha Harris Poplin

Vice Regent: Ann Hutton Presley

Secretary: Elaine Howard Payne

Treasurer: Clara Hamm Mitchell

Registrar: Stacie Ferguson

Chaplain: Lou Ann Gragg Warren

Historian: Nancy Burger


NSDAR Motto: "God, Home and Country"

NSDAR Theme:"Our Family Tree...Roots from the Past,

Linking to the Future"


The Hub-A Daughter's loyal heart;

Each Spoke-A thought of those who part;

The Rim- A noble life's bright round;

Each Star-A deed in Heaven's profound;

The Distaff-A guide that points above;

Each Flaxen Thread-A cord of love.


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The American's Creed

I believe in the United States of America as a government

of the people, by the governed; the people, for the people; whose just

powers are derived from the consent of a democracy in a Republic; a

sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect Union, one and

inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality,

justice, and humanity for which American Patriots sacrificed their lives

and fortunes. I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it;

to support its Constitution; to obey its laws; to respect its flag;

and to defend it against all enemies.

By William Tyler Page

The Story of the American's Creed

In the words of William Tyler Page, "The American's Creed is

a summing up, in one hundred words, of the basic principles of American

political faith. It is not an expression of individual opinion upon

the obligations and duties of American citizenship or with respect to

its rights and privileges. It is a summary of the fundamental principles

of American political faith as set forth in its greatest documents,

its worthiest traditions and by its greatest leaders."

Past Regents

Charlotte Strong Huntley (Mrs. Russell): 1980-1983

Joan Tyler Zumwalt (Mrs. McLyle): 1983-1985

Mary Alice Jones (Mrs. Emmett): 1985-1988

Ann Hutton Presley (Mrs. Joseph): 1997-1999

Charlotte Strong Huntley (Mrs. Russell): 1999-2001

Mary Lee Chisam Schultz (Mrs. Donald): 2001-2003

Our Objects


"To perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women

who achieved American Independence."


"To promote, as an object of primary importance, institutions

for the general diffusion of knowledge."


"To cherish, maintain, and extend the institution of American freedom,

to foster true patriotism and love of country, and to aid in securing

for mankind all the blessings of liberty."

"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution,

are worth defending at all hazards and it is our duty to defend them

against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from

our worthy ancestors; they purchased them for us with toil and danger

and expense of treasure and blood." ... Samuel Adams, 1771

Our thanks to J.B.'s Auto Salvage for donating DAR Monument books to each elementary school in Jacksonville.

Our Patriots

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Jacob Gray of North Carolina
Daniel Alderman of North Carolina
Samuel Bonifant of Maryland
Arthur Brown of North Carolina
Butler Buckley of Virginia
William Cooper of Maryland
Lewis Corder of North Carolina
Anthony Cozart of North Carolina
Robert Davis of North Carolina
Harris DeWitt of South Carolina
George Foght of Pennsylvania
Jonathan Harris of North Carolina
Joseph Hilton of New Hampshire
John Key of Virginia
Lambert Lane of Virginia
John W. Lock of Virginia
Duncan McEwen of New York
Robert McMahan of Virginia
Isaac Meacham of Connecticut
John Milam of Virginia
John Munsey of Virginia
John Reid of Virginia
Gustavus Roswell of Maryland
Robert Ruffin of Virginia
William Ruton of New York
Samuel Saunders of North Carolina
Byrd Booker Smith of Virginia
Elijah Stout of New Hampshire
Jonathon Tipton of North Carolina
John Waymire of North Carolina

For lookup in the DAR Patriot Index, e-mail:


Any woman is eligible for membership in the NSDAR who

is not less than eighteen years of age and can prove lineal, blood line

descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence.

Documentation must be provided to prove direct descent from a patriot.

Sources may include birth, baptismal, marriage, death records, etc.

Admission to membership in the NSDAR is either by invitation through a

chapter in your state organization (or Unit Overseas) or as a

Member-At-Large. No Chapter may discriminate against an applicant

on the basis of race or creed.


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For membership information, e-mail Stacie Ferguson, Registrar or

Martha Poplin, Regent

The Major Jacob Gray Chapter will sponsor a "Flag Facts" program for elementary schools in February (President's Day)

DAR Constitution Hall, Washington, DC
Each year, over 600,000 people pass through the doors of
DAR Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C.'s largest concert hall.
The Hall, owned by the DAR and originally built in 1929 to house
its annual convention, is a Registered National Historic Landmark.

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Graphic by Janet Welty of Wooster-Wayne Chapter, Ohio

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Website created and maintained by Martha Poplin 

Website last updated September 28, 2003

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