The General Jethro Sumner Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, recently donated to the Sumner County Archives, the latest book about Tennessee DAR chapter history, History of the Tennessee Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1990-2019. This book was presented to Bonnie Martin, Certified Archives Manager, by Helen Marshall, Chapter Historian.
This volume was compiled and edited by the Tennessee Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, 2016-2019, under the leadership of Tennessee State Regent, Charlotte Stout Reynolds. It contains a brief history and current state of affairs for each Tennessee chapter. A previous volume gives the history of Tennessee chapters 1892-1990.
Tennessee’s first DAR chapter was organized in Memphis on Dec. 18, 1892. This is still an active chapter today. From this beginning in Tennessee, the society soon grew with numerous chapters being organized across the state. Today, the Tennessee State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, has about one hundred chapters, throughout the state, with about 6,000 members.
The hard work of Tennessee chapters is shown by the many National Awards received each year through work done at the local level in cities, towns and communities all over Tennessee. Our local, General Jethro Sumner Chapter receives numerous awards each year, recognizing the hard work done by our chapter members.
The General Jethro Sumner Chapter (formerly the Colonel Jethro Sumner Chapter) was organized in 1931 with fourteen charter members. Today, its membership has grown to over 160 ladies working together to help promote “God, Home and Country” in Sumner County and other nearby communities.