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First Mississippi Company Jamestowne Society History





Our Company was chartered on May 12, 2002, by Act of Council, Jamestowne Society, in Williamsburg, Virginia. The twenty Charter Members who joined were from Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana.



An Organizational Meeting was held in Jackson, Mississippi, on October 20, 2001. Company Officers were elected and installed. In attendance were Company Members, and numerous guests. Mrs. Ray Phillips, State Regent for the Mississippi Daughters of the American Revolution was the featured speaker. Her program was “Jamestowne and the Founding of our Country.” Elections were held and the following officers were installed:  Governor: Mrs. Henry A. Hudson, Lieutenant Governor:  Mrs. Ethel Anepohl, Executive Secretary:  Mrs. Robert G. Baird, Recording Secretary:  Mrs. Augustus T. Evans, Treasurer:  Mrs. Coleman A. Fox, Registrar:  Mrs. Robert E. Ellis, Sr., Historian:  Mrs. W. Jack Cleere, Chaplain:  Mrs. Lacey M. Haralson.


On May 4, 2002, our Charter Meeting was held in Jackson, Mississippi. Twenty members, prospective members and guests were in attendance. Mrs. Carolyn Farmer, of Houston, Texas, Councillor and Companies Committee Chairman, for Jamestowne Society was our guest speaker. Also attending were invited lineage society dignitaries:  The Past President General, Colonial Dames XVII Century, the Mississippi State President, Colonial Dames XVII Century, the President of the Mississippi Division of the National Society Magna Charta Dames and Barons, the President, Mississippi Society of the National Huguenot Society, and the President, Mississippi Chapter of the Daughters of Colonial Wars.


Our Company Charter was presented to the membership by Mrs. Carolyn Farmer; and greetings from the National Jamestowne Governor, Charles D. McGuire, was read. All Company Charter Members were presented with Certificates. Virginia Commemorative Quarters were given to all attendees as a keepsake for the occasion. First Mississippi Company, Jamestowne Society, was proudly represented at the Jamestowne Rediscovery Celebration in 2007.