The General Levi Casey Chapter was organized February 7,
1952, in the home of Mrs. Dennis G. Colwell in Dallas,
Texas, with Mrs. George A. Ripley, Organizing Regent, presiding. Honored guests
were Mrs. Frank G. Trau, State Regent; Mrs. James A. Welborn, State
Corresponding Secretary; Miss Jamie Hess; Mrs. L. B. Hall; Mrs. Albert E.
Hudspeth; Mrs. Robert A. Underwood; and Mrs. R. T. Skiles.
The General Levi Casey Chapter was the second DAR Chapter
to be organized in Dallas, and began with 49 members . Organizing officers were: Regent, Mrs. George A. Ripley; Vice
Regent, Mrs. Dennis G. Colwell; Chaplain, Mrs. Tom M. Price; Recording
Secretary, Mrs. Warren A. Shoecraft; Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. Charles L.
Ferguson; Treasurer, Mrs. Edwin C. Schieffer; Registrar, Mrs. James D. Lutrell,
Sr.; Historian, Mrs. R. E. DeWoody; Parliamentarian, Mrs. Donald G. Hazzard; and
Counselors, Mmes. James A. Wellborn and Albert E. Hudspeth.
In 1957, seven sisters and two nieces of the family and
descendants of Major William Lightfoot of Virginia, joined the Chapter. Mrs. Tom
Price was a real Revolutionary Granddaughter of Benjamin Kitchen of Virginia,
while another member, Mrs. B. C. Eubanks, was a descendant of Col. Samuel
Washington, brother of our first President, George Washington.
The Chapter sponsored the Peter Norton Society, C.A.R.,
which was organized February 14, 1963, and was disbanded in 1981. We now sponsor
Three Forks of the Trinity Society, C.A.R.
General Levi Casey, for whom the chapter was named, is
the Revolutionary War ancestor of our organizing member and second Chapter
Regent, 1953-1955, Mrs. Dennis G. Colwell, as well as other members who have
joined us since our founding.
The General commanded a company at the assault of
Savannah, and distinguished himself at Rocky Mountain, Hanging Rock, Fishing
Creek, King's Mountain, Black Stocks, and Cowpens, where he performed
outstanding service. He is listed among King's Mountain Men for his bravery and
courage. He was elected as representative from South Carolina to the 8th and 9th
Congress serving from October 17, 1803 until his death February 1, 1807 in
Washington DC where he is buried in the Congressional Cemetery.