Attendees of the 1912 State Convention of the United Daughters of the Confedacy gather in front of the Rhea County Courthouse for a photograph.
Friday, September 06, 2013Author: Pat Guffey
(Last modified: 2013-09-06 15:23:20)
Source: The Herald-News
According to historical documents, the V. C. Allen Chapter Number 1270, United Daughters of the Confederacy, was organized in 1910 in Dayton, Tenn. Mrs. Fannie Allen Broyles was the first president of the new chapter, which honored her father, Valentine Collins Allen as a Confederate soldier.
The charter of incorporation was signed by Mrs. Virginia Faulkner McSherry, president-general, and was dated May 4, 1910. Thirty-one charter members were listed and included the following: Birdie Waterhouse, Mary Acuff, Mary Neil Rodgers, Gertrude Summers, Florence Robeson, Ethel Blevins Gillespie, Jennie Darwin Abel, Fannie Allen Broyles, Nell Darwin Gass, Maggie Sharp Darwin, Della Tallent, Mae Cash Thomison, Mary Elizabeth Allen, Emily Allen, Sarah J. Kelley, Clark Haggard Robinson, Pauline W. Storey, Arrena Clark Haggard, Jennie King Allen, Hannah Darwin Swafford, Ella Darwin Thomison, Effie Bell Haggard, Claudia Frazier, Alex Arrants, Dora Wheeler, Delta Johnson, Jennie Gillespie, Adelia Crawford, Anna Gillespie, Jennie Thomison and Daisy Blevins.
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