Cindy Whirley Nelson
Freddie Rorie Sanderson
Registar: Vicky Bolton Durham
Recording Secretary: Barbara Sweeney
Cindy Whirley Nelson
These are the names of the Revolutionary War Soldiers of our Chapter
Robert Bean, NC
William Beard, SC
John Blakeney, SC
Benjamin Cleveland, SC
Samuel Dean, SC
George Fisher, PY
John Glazier, SC
John Knott, NC
John Little, NC
Alexander McAlpin, SC
Allegany McQuire, VA
Moses Meek, SC
Thomas Ratliff, NC
Samuel Skinner, NC
Origin of Chapter
Tishomingo, a chief of the
Chickasaws, was a legend in his own time because he lived for more than a
century (from about 1737 until about 1838). He, as a prominent member of this
civilized tribe, helped to form the destiny of the United States.
As a young warrior, he fought beside the colonists in the
Revolution, serving under General Anthony Wayne. In the War of 1812, he served
under Andrew Jackson. His war record included nine battles. He was
paid a veteranís pension for many years.
of 1816 gave Chief Tishomingo the right to
confiscate the goods of the white traders who came into Indian lands illegally.
When the old chief was jailed and tried for enforcing this treaty, Chickasaws
decided to sign a new treaty and move to the Arkansas
Territory which is now known as Oklahoma.
Because the Chickasaws
wished to move gradually,
Tishomingo, who had been granted a pension in the Pontotoc Treaty of 1832, did
not sell his land and leave until 1836.
It is commonly believed that he died on 5 May 1841, at Fort
Caffee on the south bank of the Arkansas River. He was at least 100 years old.
In his possession was his commission from George Washington. He received burial
with full military honors for his service to the United States of America.
Our county, one of our
towns, and one of our two state parks were named for the Chickasaw Indian Chief,
Tishomingo. He was an important Chief whose image is today prominent on the
flag of the Chickasaw Nation.
This chapter has chosen this name in honor of a true patriot of
Chief Tishomingo Chapter of the
Mississippi Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, was activated on 2
December 1979. Mrs. M. Tate Thigpen, State Regent; Mrs. Fred Wicker, who
assisted members in filling out application papers; and Mrs. Dale Tapp,
Organizing Regent, of the new chapter were instrumental in organizing the
The organizational meeting was held in the
Iuka Baptist Church with Mrs. Dale Tapp presiding. Scripture was read and prayer
was offered by the Reverend Charles Dampeer, Pastor of the church. Mrs. Fred
Wicker led the Pledge of Allegiance and Mrs. Walter Lee Hall, Director of
District II, led the American’s Creed. Installation of officers was conducted by
Mrs. M. Tate Thigpen. The following officers were installed: Regent, Mrs. Dale
Tapp; Vice Regent, Mrs. Sue McBee; Secretary, Mrs. Terry Lambert;
Historian, Mrs. Annie Byrd; Registrar, Miss Rayma Biggs; Chaplain,
Mrs. Hershal Harris; and Librarian, Mrs. Merle McNeil.
Membership included 21 charter members.
Four members transferred from other chapters: Lynn Reid Daniel, Pansy Tibbets
Reid, Dorothy King McBee, and Edna Daughtery Tapp. Seventeen became new
members of MSSDAR: Rayma Leone Biggs, Grace Timbes Bostick, Margaret Yarber
Byran, Annie Ruth Byrd, Lela Timbes Clark, Betty Yarber Dickinson, Irene Hudson
Harris, Linda Claunch Lambert, Barbara Tackett McNeil, Patsy Clark Pace, Quay
Timbes Rushing, Minnie Elizabeth Shockley, Barbara Rushing Sweeney, Lucille Nash
Vickers, Elizabeth Heard Williams, Mary Patterson Williams, and Mae Bess Greene
Yarber. Nine members were added during the year 1979-1980: Daisy Daughtery
Biggs, Eufra Owens Blunt, Linda Karen Gilliam, Lula Frances Greene Herring,
Charlotte Biggs McVay, Cleo Owens, Vonnie Leath Tackett, Mildred Nixon Hill, and
Helen Marquerite Nixon.
Past Chapter Regents
Mrs. Edna (Daughtery) Tapp (Dale) 1980-1983
Barbara (Tackett) McNeil (Merle) 1983-1986
Mrs. Linda (Claunch)
Lambert (Terry) 1986-1989
Mrs. Mildred (Nixon) Hill (Martin)
Mrs. Martha (Johnston) Dobbins (Jarrett)
Mrs. Helen M. Nixon 1995-1998
Mrs. Vickie Durham
Mrs. Barbara Sweeney 2000-2002
(Carver) Mathis 2002-2004
Mrs. Fredda (Rorie) Sanderson