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Colonel Thomas Hart Benton Chapter

United States Daughters of 1812

Franklin, TN

Charter #156

Organized 1 June 1914


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Miss Susie Gentry, Organizing President

Chapter Officers


Mary Charlotte Hall

First Vice President

Carolyn Christian Martin

Chaplain- no email

Pauline Coppage

Recording Secretary

Mrs Betty Richards


Mrs Carolyn Christian Martin

Registrar no email

Mrs Ellen Seeley

Historian- no email

Jean Winstead


Chapter Chairmen

American Merchant Marine Library-Pauline Coppage


Anchor Clusters -Mary Charlotte Hall


Budget and Finance-Carolyn Christian Martin


Constitution and Bylaws-Sue Groves


Correct Use of the Flag-Eloise Belote


Electronic Communications/Chapter Newsletter- Mary Charlotte Hall.


Hermitage Liaison - Eloise Belote


Historic Newspapers 1812 Era- Mary Charlotte Hall


Historic Landmarks, 1812 Markers and Graves- Jean Winstead


Insignia-Pauline Coppage


Lineage & Historical Records-Mary Charlotte Hall


Membership, including Junior and FADD; Membership Certificates-Ellen Seeley


National Defense-Betty Richards


Restoration of USD 1812 Properties & War of 1812 Historic Sites in the U.S- Sue Groves


Preservation of St Michael's Church-Mary Charlotte Hall


Printed Supplies-Carolyn Christian Martin


Public Relations-Jean Winstead & Grace Sandefur


Veterans Rehab-Betty Richards





Betty Taylor Richards, State Chaplain


Carolyn Christian Martin, Corresponding Secretary








Members and Ancestors

Sandra (Mrs. Coplan) Curtis-George Mayfield

Mary Elizabeth Jernigan Arnette (Mrs James)-Amos Bruce

Eloise Robertson Belote (Mrs Richard)-John Lackey

Pauline Martin Coppage (Mrs Quinton)-John McMurtry

Sue McFarland Groves-Virgil McCracken

Mary Charlotte Hall (Mrs Kenneth)-James Maxey

Margaret Carolyn Christian Martin (Mrs Chester)-George Mayfield

Lorene Alsobrooks Moss (Mrs Eugene)-Henry King

Laddie Harton Neil (Mrs A.B.)-Gordon Squire

Betty Frances Taylor Richards (Mrs Henry)-John Cunningham, II

Grace LeBaron Sandefur-John Rains

Ellen Henderson Seeley (Mrs Warren)-William Edmonds

Sue Bolling Senter-John Senter

Violet Jean Winstead (Mrs. Charles): Isaac Looney


Dedicated to our Departed Daughters since 2000

Elizabethine Mullette Gaultney

Betty Maxey Mehlenbacher Collins

Harriet Jones Doermann

Carolyn Capps 

Anne Elizabeth Battle



March 21: Chapter Meeting & Chapter 97th Anniversary Celebration

Program: "Tennessee War of 1812 Bi-Centennail Trails Project"

Speaker: Keith Schumann, Graduate Student, MTSU History Dept.

Reports: State Council Update & Goals for 2011


April 7-10: 119th Associate Council, Washington, D.C.


April 25: Chapter Meeting

Location: Avalon House on the David Lipscomb Campus

Program: "The War of 1812: Historical Background & Plans for Bi-Centennial Celebration in Tennessee"

Speaker: Mr. Myers Brown, Wars Curator of the Tennessee State Museum & Chair of the TN. War of 1812 Bi-Centennial Commission.

Reports: Planning for Spring Prospective New Member Coffee


May 24: Spring Membership Coffee with Potential Members as Special Guests

Location: Avalon House on the David Lipscomb Campus

Program: Member Ínformational Displays: '(1) Andrew Jackson, the Hermitage, and the War of 1812;

(2) Membership Information; (3) ROTC Awards & Certificates; (4) St. Michael's Church;

(5)Support to Veterans; (6) Member Ancestors


May 31: Deadline for August 2011 News-Letter Issue


June 14: "Flag Day Ceremony at Old City Cemetery"


August (Date TBA): Summer Board Meeting


September 26: Chapter Meeting

Location: Avalon House on the David Lipscomb Campus

Program: "Dogs in Colonial America... & 200 Years Later"

Speakers: Mary Charlotte Hall, Volunteer, & Peg Petrelli, TN. Liasion, Animal Rescue Corps

P.S. Bring loose change and/or socks this month for Veteran's Rehab


October 24: Chapter Meeting

Location: Avalon House on the David Lipscomb Campus

Program: Creating a Timeline of the War of 1812

Committee Spotlight: Restoration of USD 1812 Historic Properties

P.S. Bring loose change for Restoration of Properties AND for St. Michael's


November 1: Deadline for February 2012 News-Letter Issue


November 28: Chapter Meeting

Location: Avalon House on the David Lipscomb Campus

Program: TBA

Committee Reports: All committees on 'How We Met Our Goals')

P.S. Be sure to bring your year-end Committee Report.



Membership Requirements

Link to TN State Society Site

National Webpage U.S Daughters of 1812

Tennessee in the War of 1812



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