GEORGE WELLS CHAPTER #352
NATIONAL SOCIETY UNITED STATES
DAUGHTERS OF 1812
MOTTO"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
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.
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.
GEORGE WELLS CHAPTER OFFICERS 2012-2014
PRESIDENT - Lisa Kight Alcala
VICE PRESIDENT - Doris Kettelhut
TREASURER - Doris Kettelhut
SECRETARY - Jan Barrett
REGISTRAR - Jan Barrett
HISTORIAN - Elena Cogdell
CHAPLAIN - Peggy Jentgens
PARLIAMENTARIAN - Jan Barrett
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
GEORGE WELLS CHAPTER
U. S. DAUGHTERS OF 1812
ORGANIZED: February 22, 1986
by Mary Standard Stults
BIOGRAPHY OF GEORGE WELLS
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.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CHAPTER
1812 Ancestors of Members
Committees & Chairmen
UNITED STATES DAUGHTERS OF 1812
by Flora Adams Darling
Donated a Tree and Marker to Euless Library
L.to 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,
L.to 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:
LINKS TO RELATED SITES
U.S. Daughters of 1812 National Homepage
General Society of the War of 1812
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