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The Jonathan Hardin Chapter, NSDAR, was organized March 28, 1922.

A group of ladies met in Mexia, Texas, in the home of Mrs. Roberta Putman Sweatt, for the purpose of organizing a chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Mrs. Sweatt had been appointed Organizing Regent by Mrs. I.B. McFarland, State Regent, at the State Conference in November, 1920.  For a year after its organization, the chapter was called the Mexia Chapter; then the name was changed to Jonathan Hardin in honor of the Revolutionary ancestor of Mrs. Sweatt and three other members.

The charter members were Mrs. Lola Herring Alderman, Miss Mary Elizabeth Alderman, Mmes. Nancy Gantt Boyd, Lamar Ross Chatham, Frances Walcott McCramey, Sanford Gibbs Norsworthy, Miss Adeline McFarland, Annie Gibbs Meaders, Sallie Smith Karner, Miss Lillian Ross, Mmes. Louise Thomson Scott, Valentine Gantt Smith, Minette Hunter Staggs, and Roberta Putman Sweatt. The following officers were elected: Mmes. Robert Sweatt, Regent; Lamar Chatham, Vice Regent; Nancy Boyd, Recording Secretary; Valentine Smith, Treasurer; Lois Alderman, Corresponding Secretary; Miss Mary Elizabeth Alderman, Registrar; and Miss Lillian Ross, Historian.

The following ladies have served as Regents of the Jonathan Hardin Chapter NSDAR since its organization in 1922:
 

Mrs. Roberta Sweatt

1922-1924

Miss Margaret Clark

1925-1926

Mrs. Roberta Sweatt

1927-1929

Miss Elliot Ross

1929-1930

Mrs. Valentine Smith

1930-1934

Mrs. Cecil White

1934-1936

Mrs. H.C. Freeman

1936-1938

Mrs. James Coman

1938-1940

Mrs. Roberta Sweatt

1940-1942

Miss Faye Yelldell

1942-1944

Mrs. Charles Alderman

1944-1946

Miss Ruth Clark

1946-1948

Mrs. John Sanders

1948-1950

Mrs. Luther Adamson

1950-1952

Mrs. J. Franklin Jackson

1952-1954

Mrs. Jack Oliver

1954-1956

Miss Dasa Ellington

1956-1958

Mrs. John L. Bates

1958-1960

Mrs. O.J. Lee

1960-1962

Mrs. Frank Taylor

1962-1964

Mrs. Myrtle Dominy

1964-1965

Miss Ruth Clark

1965-1968

Mrs. Raleigh DeLong

1968-1970

Mrs. John L. Bates

1970-1972

Mrs. Hulen E. Kirgan

1972-1974

Mrs. Howard Wooten

1974-1976

Mrs. J. Franklin Jackson

1976-1978

Mrs. H.O. Whitehurst

1978-1980

Mrs. Vera Samford

1980-1982

Mrs. C.W. Space

1982-1984

Mrs. J.T. Bounds

1984-1988

Mrs. T. Wayne Robinson

1988-1990

Mrs. M.K. Hanna

1990-1994

Mrs. Gene R. Alston

1994-1998

Mrs. Michael Lance Phillips

1998-1999

Mrs. Michael H. Bogard

2000-2002

Mrs. Jimmy W. McKee

2003-2004

Mrs. Gene R. Alston

2004-2006

Mrs. Donald L. McDonald 2006-2010
Mrs. Gene R. Alston 2010-2012

Mrs. Michael McBay

2012-2014

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Members attended luncheon given by Heart of Texas Regents Council in honor of Lynn Forney Young, candidate for President General, who was later elected ,and the first one to be elected from the great State of Texas!

Heart of Texas Regents Council

Above, left to right:  Kay Alston, State Chairman DAR Schools; Ann Gokey, Chapter Chaplain; Aleece McBay, Chapter Regent; Lynn Forney Young, Recording Secretary General and candidate for President General; and Billie Bournias, Chapter Registrar.

 

 

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