Col. John Green Chapter
Patricia Dianne Brown King, Regent
Tamara Staley, Vice Regent
Jane Forbes Bruce, Chaplain
Donna Marie Taylor Grant, Recording Secretary
Wanda Faye Butson, Corresponding Secretary
Cheryl Lynn Sears Dossett, Treasurer
Tamara Leigh Staley, Registrar
Brenda Joyce Ousley, Historian
Mary Kaye Simmons, Librarian
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HISTORY OF THE CHAPTER
After a three year effort, the twelve charter members of the Colonel John Green Chapter NSDAR met for the first time in October of 1904. Mrs. Mary Stuart Green Edmunds was elected the first regent and quickly appointed a committee to locate the graves of Revolutionary soldiers buried in Christian County. Mrs. Edmunds presented a wooden gavel to the chapter made from a dogwood tree, which grew in the Liberty Hall Cemetery in Culpeper County, Virginia, where Colonel Green was originally buried.
In 1912, the chapter provided funds to place two bronze tablets on the gates of Riverside Cemetery. The tablets contained the names of the thirty-nine Revolutionary War soldiers buried there.
By 1930, the chapter had grown to sixty-four members and was actively engaged in promoting patriotism in local schools, giving books to school libraries, giving books and clothing to mountain schools, and awarding prizes for historical essays. During World War I, the chapter worked for the Red Cross and Belgian Relief Fund, supported six French orphans, bought Liberty Loan Bonds, and contributed to the building fund of both Memorial Continental Hall and the new Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.
As of March 1, 2016, the Colonel John Green chapter has 68 members, and continues to be actively involved in the community. Chapter meetings are held on the second Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in September, November, March, and May. Meetings are held on the second Thursday at 5:00 p.m. in October, December, February, and April. The June meeting is held on the second Thursday at 6:00 p.m. with the John Manire SAR Chapter.
Updated May 20, 2019
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