Colonel Gideon Macon Chapter DAC meets
Posted: Friday, February 25, 2011 8:01 pm
ATTENDS CHAPTER MEETING — The Colonel Gideon Macon Chapter, Daughters of the American Colonists met Feb. 12 in Paris. Among those attending were (front row, from left) Beverly Wood, Chapter Regent Geraldine Sykes, Honorary Tennessee State Regent Pat Boals and Honorary Tennessee State Regent Aline Roberts, (back row, from left) Mary Ann Claxton, Joy Bland and Janice Webb.
The Colonel Gideon Macon Chapter, Daughters of the American Colonists met Feb. 12, at Tom’s Steak and Pizza House in Paris. Chapter Regent Geraldine Sykes, called the meeting to order.
Chaplain Joy Bland spoke on Colossians 3:17; “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” Can each of us do all we can for the Lord this year? Let’s try to let our light shine before others. She gave a short prayer.
Patriotic exercises were said in unison.
The Object of the National Society was read by Mary Ann Claxton.
The National Defense was given by Janice Webb. She spoke on “Famous Men in our Country and Their Motto in Life.” They were: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton and Ronald Regan.
Chapter Treasurer Beverly Wood, gave the financial report. She remarked this chapter gave $100 in items for the Humboldt Veterans Hospital. They were so pleased to receive them when she made a visit to see some of her friends.
Pat Boals, Secretary Pro Tem, read the minutes of the last meeting. They were approved as read.
Regent Sykes spoke on upcoming events. The Tennessee State Society DAC will meet March 2, at the Chattanooga Choo Choo. Their theme will be Homecoming, with focus on each DAC family, Chapter Regents and the Chapter’s brief history.
Delegates elected to attend National Conference, were Pat Boals and Beverly Wood. The National Conference will be April 10-14 in Washington, DC. Aline Roberts will represent the Chapter Regent.
The chapter discussed the marking of the Henry County Court House in Paris, with
The Colonial Dames XVII Century and the DAR John Babb Chapter. Members were appointed to a committee to work on this activity.
The possibility of having our next state meeting in Paris was discussed.
Chapter Historian Mary Ann Claxton, showed the chapter scrapbook to be taken to the state meeting for judging. She also showed and spoke on the lovely chapter Newsletter.
The program was given by Pat Boals who gave a brief history of Col. Gideon Macon Chapter. This chapter was organized Jan. 17, 1981, in the home of Mrs. John Nuckolls,
Organizing Regent, in Jackson. The chapter met the second Saturday in March, June, September and November.
The chapter was named for Mrs. Nuckolls ancestor, Colonel Gideon Macon, who arrived in New Kent County, Va., about 1680 from France. He established his home on Macon’s Island in the Pamunkey River, near his large plantation on the south bank of that river. Macon owned extensive acreage in New Kent, Henrico and King and Queen Counties in Virginia. He represented New Kent County in the Virginia House of Burgesses for several years before his death. He acquired his title of Colonel while Commander-in-Chief of the military Forces in New Kent County.
Martha Woodward, daughter of William of King William County, Va., and Gideon Macon were married about 1680. Gideon and Martha were parents of eight children- four boys and four daughters.
There is evidence in the records that he was a man of intelligence, integrity, and a devout Christian. As a man of high religious principles, he became a vestryman of Bruton Parish Church in 1685. A memorial pew has been established there in his memory. This church is located in Colonial Williamsburg, Va.
Gideon Macon died in 1702 and written reports state that his tombstone, which was made in London, stood in the graveyard at “Mount Prospect” until 1862, when it was destroyed by the Federal Troops.
Those still living as organizing members are: Pat Boals, Beverly Wood, Josephine Murphy, Louise Scott, Linda Watkins, Regina East and Rebecca Woods.