Upper Cumberland became the 25th chapter organized in the state on August 4, 1990, during Mrs. Cantrell’s administration, by Mrs. Scott Deathridge III in Sparta.  Mrs. Deathridge served as the first president.  The chapter was named for the area of Tennessee and includes the counties of Cumberland, Overton, Putnam, Smith, and White.  The chapter has had one State President, Mrs. Joe Reynolds.  Mrs. John K. Keisling, Honorary State President and Honorary President National was an associate member.


The Purpose of the Society

For more than a century, the members of the National Society United States Daughters of 1812, have dedicated themselves to patriotism, preservation of documents and relics, and education. These goals are as relevant in today's society as they were when the organization was founded in 1892.

∙ Promotion and education of The Flag House and Star-Spangled Banner Museum, Old Fort Niagara, Fort McHenry, and St. Michael and All Angel's Church in England.

∙ Provide reading materials to the American Merchant Marine Library Association which was created to meet the demands of the men in our Merchant Marine for reading matter by providing an exchange Library Service to American ships.

∙ Help to support schools for under privileged children.

∙ Support of America's Veterans.

∙ JROTC and ROTC awards. 

∙ American Flag education.


Membership is available to women age eighteen and over who can offer satisfactory proof that they are lineal descendants of an ancestor who, during the period of 1784-1815 inclusive, rendered civil, military, or naval service to our country, rendered material aid to the U.S. Army or Navy, or who participated in the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Junior membership is available to girls and boys from birth through age 21. For additional information regarding membership, please visit the National Society United States Daughters of 1812.

Upper Cumberland Chapter Officers 2015-18
Librarian Pinky Hill, Registrar Marr Temples, Recording Secretary Sandy McRae, President Jill Jones-Lazuka, Chaplain Ruby Pruitt, and Historian Virginia O’Rear. (Not pictured: Vice President Teresa Deathridge, Treasurer Barbara Comshaw)

To contact Upper Cumberland Chapter,
please email Jill Jones-Lazuka, President.

For further information on the United States Daughters of 1812,
please click on the following links:

State of Tennessee Society, U.S.D. of 1812

National Society. U.S.D. of 1812

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