George Wells Chapter 1812

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Euless, Texas


"Liberty, Fraternity and Unity"

The National Society United State Daughters of 1812 was organized on January 8, 1892 on the anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans. The society requires lineal descent from an ancestor who rendered military, naval or civil service between the close of the American Revolutionary War in 1783 and the close of the War of 1812 in 1815, Military service may be in any one of sixteen recognized engagements between those dates.


The purposes of this society shall be to promote patriotism, to preserve and increase knowledge of the history of the American people by the preservation of documents and relics, the marking of historic spots, the recording of family histories and traditions, the celebration of patriotic anniversaries, teaching and emphasizing the heroic deeds of the civil, military and naval life of those who moulded this government between the close of the American Revolution and the close of the War of 1812, to urge Congress to compile and publish authentic records of men in civil, military and naval service from 1784 to 1815 inclusive, to maintain at National Headquarters a museum and library of memorabilia of the 1784-1815 period and to assist in the care and maintenance of our "Real Granddaughters" in every way that will add to their comfort and happiness.


1812/usd_1812.gif (43937 bytes)The insignia of the Society is a single star resting upon an anchor encircled with a narrow gold band - the Star of Hope upon the Anchor of Faith within the circle of Friendship. The insignia is suspended from the blue and gray ribbon one and one-half inches wide. The blue represents the color worn by the Navy during the War of 1812 and the gray represents the color worn by the Army. Previous to this war army goods had been brought from England. When the war prevented the importation of such goods, they had to manufactured in America. Some error in the dyeing process produced the bluish gray of our colors, the same gray which is now worn by the cadets at West Point.


PRESIDENT - Lisa Kight Alcala
VICE PRESIDENT - Doris Kettelhut
TREASURER - Doris Kettelhut
SECRETARY - Jan Barrett
REGISTRAR - Jan Barrett
HISTORIAN - Elena Cogdell
CHAPLAIN - Peggy Jentgens

Members of the George Wells Chapter

(L-R) Georgianne Teague; Kathy Wells; Maxine Robertson; Jan Barrett; Doris Kettlehut;
(seated) Caroleen Penney.

2009 State Board Meeting & Workshop

Marcy Carter-Lovick at the State Board Meeting

ORGANIZED: February 22, 1986
Euless, Texas
by Mary Standard Stults


George Wells was born in Abbeville District, SC, in 1779, son of Revolutionary Patriot Thomas Wells and his wife, Anne Bailey. At age 25, George and his brother, Nathaniel Wells, left South Carolina, via the water route, and settled in Amite County, Mississippi.

George Wells married Jane B. Simmons in Amite County on December 10, 1810. He was a planter and slave owner, having brought some slaves with him from South Carolina. December 3, 1811, he entered a land claim from the government and received the Southeast Quarter of Section 18, Township 4N, Range 6E, of Amite County, Mississippi.

George Wells was a member of the 7th Regiment, Perkins Battalion, Mississippi Militia. He fought in the Creek War and was called out again for the defense of New Orleans. He was cited for Gallantry in Action.

George Wells and his family left Amite County in 1824 and moved to Hinds County. There he built a home and Water Mill and was one of the organizers of Bethesda Presbyterian Church at Auburn, Hinds County. Mr. Wells died at his home in 1836.

The children of George and Jane Simmons Wells were: Cynthia Ann, John S., Napoleon B., Thomas J., Eliza J., Nathaniel Bailey, Catherine Elizabeth, and Elinor N. Wells.


OCTOBER 13, 2012 - Saturday
Regular Meeting, at 10:00 a.m. at the West Fork Presbyterian Church, 908 Santerre St., Grand Prairie, Tx. Report of TSUSD 1812 State Board Meeting, and Contributions to State & National. For information call 972-264-2757.

NOVEMBER 12, 2012 - Thursday
Joint meeting & Luncheon with Edward H. Tarrant Chapter USD1812. Meeting is at 11:30 a.m. at Ridglea Country Club, 3700 Bernie Anderson Ave., Ft Worth, TX.

JANUARY 12, 2013 - Saturday
Regular meeting, at 10:00 a.m. at the West Fork Presbyterian Church, 908 Santerre St., Grand Prairie, TX. For information call 972-264-3515.
Officer & Chairman Reports to be presented, and election of delegates to State Council.

FEBRUARY 22-24, 2013 - Friday-Sunday
State Council will meet at the Hilton Garden Inn, Temple, TX. Division 2 will be Hostesses. For information call 972-264-3515.

MARCH 9, 2013 - Saturday
Regular meeting, at 10:00 a.m. at the West Fork Presbyterian Church, 908 Santerre St., Grand Prairie, Tx. Report on State Council and election of delegates to National Council. For information call 972-264-3515.

JULY 4, 2013
Arlington 4th of July Parade. Meet at U.T.A. South Parking Lot, 8:00 A.M., Arlington, Tx. Come in Period Clothes and join us. We are part of the 'Metroplex Heritage Organization'.

MARCH 8, 2014 - Saturday
Regular meeting, West Fork Presbyterian Church, 908 Santerre St., Grand Prairie, Tx. Report on State Council for 2014, and election of delegates to National Council. We will have a nominating committee report & election of officers. For information call 972-264-3515.

MAY 10, 2014 - Saturday
Regular meeting, West Fork Presbyterian Church, 908 Santerre St., Grand Prairie, Tx. Installation of Officers. For information call 972-264-3515.



1812 Ancestors of Members

Committees & Chairmen

Founded 1892
by Flora Adams Darling
(Incorporated 1901)


Donated a Tree and Marker to Euless Library R. Evelyn Cushman; Caroleen Penney; President, Maxine Robertson;
Jan Barrett; Euless Library Representative; Ruth Hedden;
Caron Snyder; Kathy Wells; Rosemarie Landmesser and Dorothy Smith


Memorial Day Ceremony at the National Veterans Cemetery,
Dallas, Texas. R. Ruth Dunlap; Jan Barrett; President, Doris Kettlehut;
Maxine Robertson; Kathy Wells; Ruth Hedden & Garnet Murphey.

Our Plaque at the bottom of the flag pole we donated at the National Cemetery.


  • Bought a Flag and Flag Pole on the Avenue of Flags at the Veteran's Cemetery in Dallas, Texas. We have a plaque at the base of the pole.
  • Donated a tree and a plaque to the Euless Public Library, Euless, Tx.
  • Bought a Plaque at the 1812 House at National Headquarters.
  • Donated Books to the Euless Library, Euless, Tx.
  • Participate in 'Massing of Colors' Veteran's Day Ceremony in Ft Worth, TX.
  • Donate Books and Magazines to the Merchant Marine Library in Galveston, TX.
  • Participate in Grave Marking Ceremonies
  • Bought a flag for the Veterans' cemetery in Dallas, Tx. received a brass plate with name on it in Welcome center.
  • Donate Books to the Arlington Library, Arlington, Tx.
  • Participate in Memorial Day Services.
  • Participated in a September 11th Memorial Service and Exhibit in Grand Prairie, TX.

MEMBERS TO CONTACT for more information:


U.S. Daughters of 1812 National Homepage
General Society of the War of 1812
Fort McHenry

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