Organized: October 23, 1907  
  Chartered: December 1910  
  Incorporated: 1930  
 
The Chapter was organized October 23, 1907, with the following officers: Mrs. A.N. Wood, Regent; Mrs. Francis McArthur Montgomery, Vice Regent; Mrs. W. B. DuPre, Recording Secretary; Mrs. J. T. Darwin, Corresponding Secretary; Mrs. L. G. Potter, Registrar; Mrs. T. B. Butler, Treasurer; Mrs. W. H. Smith, Historian. The other charter members were Mrs. George Blanton, Mrs. C. W. Hames, Miss Jessie Lipscomb, Mrs. Sue Shanks Parker, Mrs. I. W. Richardson, and Mrs. Oscar Shanks.

The Chapter has always been active in educational as well as historical work and has awarded scholarships, installed drinking fountains in two of the public schools in 1912, made contributions to schools, and has presented the Flag of the USA to six schools. Each year we award American History Essay, Good Citizen, and ROTC Medals and certificates.

During World War I, bonds were bought and liberal contributions were made to the soldiers, Red Cross, and Salvation Army. In 1922, they placed a bronze tablet on the front fašade of the library with the names of 51 boys who fell in the War.

A contribution was made for the monument erected in Columbia, SC, to the three partisan generals, Sumter, Marion, and Pickens, and Mrs. W. S. Hall was a member of the committee for the erection of the Signers' Tablet in the State House in Columbia. The Chapter paid for a chair in Memorial Continental Hall, Washington, DC.

We compiled a history of Gaffney and Cherokee County for the Sesquicentennial Edition of the Gaffney Ledger.

The Chapter was instrumental in having the remains of Colonel James Williams removed and re-interred on the lawn of the Library and a monument erected over his grave, and is still trying to protect this hallowed spot.

The Colonel James Williams C.A.R. Society was organized by the late Mrs. W. H. Smith. Other members active as leaders have been Mrs. A. L. Curtis, Mrs. Becky Garvin, Mrs. W. D. McCraw, Mrs. Fred Murph, and Mrs. J. D. Hartman, Jr.

COWPENS BATTLEFIELD -- The Chapter was instrumental in obtaining the site by the purchase of one acre of land for $1,000 on which the United States Government erected a $15,000 monument, June 14, 1932. Our Chapter assisted in restoring the old monument in 1954. In 1957, the Chapter purchased a tract of land adjoining the battlefield to be used as a parking lot. Mrs. Edith Wolfe, our "grand old lady," used a spade at the ground breaking for the new visitors' center in 1979 and every year since 1978, our Chapter has been active in the celebration of the anniversary of the battle on January 17th.

KINGS MOUNTAIN - Mrs. W. S. Hall was a member of the committee urging the establishment of a National Park at the Kings Mountain Battlefield. We attended the 1975 Kings Mountain battle celebration at which time Vice President Rockefeller was speaker. The Chapter sponsored the Kings Mountain Forum in August of 1998/1999, and since 1978, every October 7th has participated in the providing of food for the Overmountain Victory Trail re-enactors, for the celebration of the battle.

Ladies who have served as Regent are as follows: Mrs. A. N. Wood, Mrs. G. G. Byers, Mrs. T. B. Butler, Mrs. Pratt Pearson, Miss Ray Macomson, Mrs. W. S. Hall, Miss Mayme Jefferies, Mrs. W. J. Willkins, Mrs. J. C. Jefferies, Mrs. S. M. Wolfe, Miss Leonora Jefferies, Mrs. W. D. McCraw, Mrs. W. D. Cooksey, Mrs. J. B. Hatcher, Miss Myrtis Quinn, Mrs. Fred Murph, Mrs. W. R. Brown, Mrs. L. D. Ballard, Mrs. R. L. Price, and Mrs. J. B. Ivey.

Taken from "History of the South Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution," Volumes IV and V.
 



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