Promote patriotism, preserve American history, and secure America’s future through better education for children.

Jackson-Madison Chapter, NSDAR, promotes patriotism by

  • Participating in the NSDAR Day of Service
  • Supporting Wreaths Across America
  • Working at naturalization ceremonies
  • Sending holiday cards to the military
  • Participating in the local Veterans Day parade
  • Supporting active armed forces and veterans
  • Sponsoring an annual field of flags

Jackson-Madison Chapter, NSDAR, preserves American history by

  • Preserving genealogical records and documents
  • Restoring and maintaining historic sites
  • Locating, restoring, and marking Patriots’ graves
  • Commemorating historical events

Jackson-Madison Chapter, NSDAR, strives to educate by

  • Assisting the public with genealogical research
  • Creating displays and presenting books to local libraries
  • Supporting Constitution Week
  • Supporting schools with lesson plans and supplies
  • Promoting education and awarding scholarships
  • Presenting DAR Good Citizens awards in local high schools
  • Presenting Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) awards
  • Sponsoring a society of the National Society Children of the American Revolution (N.S.C.A.R.)
United States of America Flag, Tennessee State Flag,
and Tennessee State Tree


Jackson-Madison Chapter, NSDAR, meetings are held on the third week of September, October, November, February, March, April, May, and an Anniversary Luncheon on the Saturday nearest Flag Day in June.  In odd-numbered months, the meetings will occur on the third Thursday; and in even-numbered months, the meetings will occur on Saturdays following the third Thursday. 

For more information, please email us.

Jackson City Hall
City Hall – Jackson, Tennessee


Officers for the 2022-2025 Term

  • Jan McGill, Regent
  • Jeanita White Hicks, Vice Regent
  • Linda Goff Farmer, Chaplain
  • Williene Spitzer, Recording Secretary
  • Marianna Warmath-Lewis, Treasurer
  • Jamie Carden Boone, Registrar
  • Kathy Haney Williams, Historian
  • Merry Waddell Herrera, Librarian
  • Gwen McCaffrey McReynolds, Parliamentarian (Appointed)


The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) was founded in 1890 with the mission of promoting historic preservation, education, and patriotism. These principles continue as our mission today. The NSDAR is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization and has admitted more than one million members since its founding with headquarters in Washington, D.C. Any woman eighteen years of age or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background who can prove lineal descent from a Patriot of the American Revolutionary War, is eligible for membership.

The Jackson-Madison Chapter, NSDAR, was organized June 14, 1901, with the first official meeting in the home of Harriet Elizabeth Sullivan Holland in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee. Our chapter name honors our city, our county, and two of our noblest heroes – United States President Andrew Jackson and United States President James Madison.

Sue Shelton White Sculpture
at Jackson City Hall

Wreaths Across America
Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery
at Parkers Crossroads

Seventeen charter members and organizing officers were Harriet Elizabeth Sullivan Holland, Regent; Elizabeth Jane Brown Gilmore, Vice-Regent; Anna Murray Hughes, Recording Secretary; Fannie Howard Ashworth Enloe, Corresponding Secretary; Sophia Gibbs Beatty Reid, Registrar; Katherine Jane Royster Bond, Treasurer; Sarah Torian Brown Dancy, Historian; Edith Sullivan Holland Bond; Mary Eliza Balch Bond; Lella Reid Caldwell; Ella Caroline Brown Caruthers; Leila Pulliam Johnston Harris; Elma Sullivan Martin; Eloise MacPherson Murray; Caroline Holland Pullen; Emma Dorothy Botts Robbins; and Katherine Fenner Campbell Robertson.

Sue Shelton White, a suffragist who was instrumental in the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1920 which gave women the right to vote, was a member of the Jackson-Madison Chapter, NSDAR, from 1909 until 1929. She was the first female attorney in Jackson in 1926. The Jackson-Madison Chapter, NSDAR, participated in the installation and the dedication ceremony of a bronze bust sculpture of Ms. White on May 25, 2017, at the Jackson City Hall Plaza.

Laura Lee Sharp Polk served as chapter regent 1912-1913 and as Tennessee Society DAR regent 1916-1917. The Jackson-Madison Chapter, NSDAR, rededicated the NSDAR insignia marker on her grave in Hollywood Cemetery in Jackson on May 16, 2019.

Our chapter has honored our American Revolutionary War Patriots annually since 2006 with a field of flags in downtown Jackson from Flag Day on June 14 through Independence Day on July 4.

For membership information, please email us.

Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway Depot, built 1907
Jackson, Tennessee
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To fulfill our National Society’s mission, the members of Jackson-Madison Chapter, NSDAR, organize and participate in a variety of activities and events that promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism.