December 13, 2017

James Stewart Chapter NSDAR inducts new members

(Franklin) — The James Stewart Chapter NSDAR inducted four new members at their September meeting: Sandi Allen, Elizabeth Chapmen, Teresa Chapman, and Sarah McCrary.

Each of these ladies has proven her direct lineage to someone who fought or provided service in the American Revolution.

Once an applicant’s proof documentation is approved, her application is sent to the membership committee for acceptance into the Daughters of the American Revolution. Once accepted by the committee, each receives her own unique national number.

Chaplain Jane Barker administered the membership oath and Regent Carla Brown presented each new member with a DAR pin that can be worn proudly at all times, a chapter yearbook, a new member packet, and a copy of her approved application. They were then welcomed by the JSC daughters.

On June 5th, Sandi Allen received her official NSDAR national number, proving her ancestor John Hearne, a soldier for the state of Virginia.

Sandi has two daughters, 11 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She is a caretaker for her mother, who is 92 years old. She retired from law enforcement with two years of service and currently has a CIT leadership position with Aflac (4 years). She is the pianist at Bethel Christian Church on Glenn Road in Franklin.

Regent Carla Brown, Chaplain Jane Barker, and New DAR Members (L-R): Sandi Allen, Sarah McCrary, Elizabeth Chapman, and Teresa Chapman

Sandi served three terms as District 5 Commissioner for Heard County. She loves to crochet, shop and travel.

On July 5th, Teresa Chapman received her official NSDAR national number, proving her ancestor Henry Machen, who served as a soldier for the state of South Carolina. She is a native of Talladega, AL and became a resident of Heard County in 1988. She attended the University of Montevallo and studied Business.

In her spare time, Teresa enjoys quilting, painting, and researching her lineage. She has one child, Elizabeth.

On July 5th, Elizabeth Chapman received her official NSDAR national number, proving her ancestor Henry Machen, who served as a soldier for the state of South Carolina. She is a seventh generation Heard Countian. She studied Business Management at the University of West Georgia, where she was an active member of Sigma Kappa Sorority. She is employed at Carroll EMC as a Member Service Representative II.

Elizabeth is currently studying law at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys traveling, researching her lineage, and spending time with her dog, Paisley.

On September 5th, Sarah McCrary received her official NSDAR national number, proving her ancestor John Hearne, a soldier for the state of Virginia. Sarah is the daughter of JSC member Shannon McCrary and the granddaughter of JSC member Carla Brown. She graduated from Pike County High School last May and is a freshman at Gordon State College in Barnesville.

Sarah is an active member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Molena, and spent a month in Peru doing mission work this summer. After returning to the states, she went on a mission trip to Chicago and one to New Orleans. Between mission trips, she worked at The Rock Ranch.

She has just been hired at the First Bank of Pike and will be working part time while attending college. She is excited about being in the DAR and looks forward to attending the state conference in April with her grandmother.

The James Stewart Chapter NSDAR is so pleased to welcome new members and encourages anyone who wishes to know more about the DAR to contact us.

DAR members come from a variety of backgrounds and interests, but all share a common bond of having an ancestor who helped contribute to securing the independence of the United States of America.

Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible to join. Let us help get you started on your search.

For more information visit jamesstewartchapterdar.org or dar.org.

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