HISTORY OF VOLUNTEER- WAUHATCHIE CHAPTER
This unique chapter is composed of two local 1812 chapters, Volunteer and Chief Wauhatchie. Volunteer Chapter was organized by Mrs. Frederick W. Kelsey on October 7, 1925, with 12 charter members and received the National Number of 132. Volunteer Chapter was named for the men who volunteered from Tennessee to serve in the War of 1812.
Chief Wauhatchie Chapter was organized by Mrs. Cecil T. Hays on May 24, 1954, with 37 charter members and received the National Number of 248. This chapter was named for Wauhatchie, a Cherokee Indian Chief, who served in the Colonel Gideon Morgan’s Cherokee Regiment of Captain John Brown, Jr.’s Company in the War of 1812.
After the two chapters voted to merge, Third Vice President National Mrs. W. Thurman Hutson took the paper to the National Council in Washington and the merger was signed on April 10, 1987, by Mrs. Robert J. Moore, President National.
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