Longtime Rootseekers member Ruth Shelton, who now lives in Crowley, Texas, came all the way to the Tri-County Library to tell us the history of Rachel Donelson Jackson. Ruth said she always felt sympathy for Rachel when she found out about her history. Seems the American people treated Rachel pretty mean when her husband Andrew Jackson was running for President of the United States in 1828.
Rachel was born in 1767 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, the eighth of eleven children. In 1779 the entire family moved to East Tennessee, as part of an expedition that was going to settle in the Middle Tennessee area. Rachel traveled Continue reading “Rootseekers hear about Rachel Jackson”
Each year the Sarah Maples Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presents a scholarship to a student in the Tri-County area. The process of choosing a student is long and drawn out. It goes through at least two panels of Sarah Maples members and it is so hard to choose because we would like to give one to each student.
This year the members chose Hannah Thai. Hannah is the valedictorian of the Mabank High School Class of 2013. She is the daughter of Kenny and Sim Thai. She has one sister, Eileen, who graduated from Mabank High School in 2011 and currently attends Baylor University.
Hannah has been involved in Pre-AP and AP classes during her whole high school career and has maintained a 106.328 grade point average. Hannah serves as president of the Mabank High School Beta Club, copy editor of the Mabank High School Yearbook Staff, and president of her senior class. She is also a member of the Mabank UIL Journalism team. This is her second consecutive Continue reading “DAR presents scholarship to Thai”
The Sarah Maples Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution proudly present newly elected board members: back row from left, Librarian Anne Gadberry, Historian Carol Ruska, Treasurer Carolyn Bostian, Corresponding Secretary Susan Martz-Cothran, Recording Secretary Yolanda Moore, Vice Regent Suzanne Fife, and State NSDAR Organizing Secretary Catharine S. Browning; front row from left, Registrar Geneice Morris, Regent Helen Preston, and Chaplain Priscilla Berry. (COURTESY PHOTO)
Outgoing board members
The outgoing board members of the Sarah Maples Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution include, back row from left, Registrar and Chaplain Geneice Morris, Librarian Nina Hendricks, Corresponding Secretary Helen Preston, Recording Secretary Betty Foster, Treasurer Kathy Cryer, Historian Lana Napper; front row from left, Regent Margaret Ann Trial, Visiting TXDAR District VI Director Anna Marie Lee, and Vice Regent-Suzanne Fife. (COURTESY PHOTO)