February 17, 2018

Old Bayview Chapter #479

Old Bayview Chapter #479 - Organizing members

Old Bayview Chapter #479 – Organizing members

Texas State Society, N.S.U.S.D. of 1812 is proud to announce the organization of the OLD BAYVIEW CHAPTER #479, Corpus Christi, Texas.  The chartering will be held during the State Council in Temple, Texas in February, 2016.  Congratulations to this new chapter and its organizing members.


Real Daughters Grave Markings –

OlivergravesOn September 8, 2015, the Jordan Bass #365 Chapter will host a grave marking dedication for six daughters: Real Daughters Louesisana Love Oliver and Mary Adeline Oliver, as well as Real Granddaughters Willie Lois Oliver, Frances Love Oliver, Lou Oliver Mayo, and Sadie Oliver. These ladies are descendants of War of 1812 Soldier Sgt. Francis H. Oliver.

The dedication will be at 11:00 AM on September 8 in the Mary Allen Oliver Cemetery. The address is: 6200 W FM 436, Belton, TX. From I35 near the Bell County Expo Center, go east on FM 436 approximately 4 miles. Once you pass the Three Forks Road, the next driveway on the left is the location. Look for black gates/fencing with a cattle guard entry. The cemetery is on the Oliver’s farmland past their house and barn. Follow the road till it ends and the cemetery will be on your right. The cemetery is also in findagrave.com with a map — the link is: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=crMap&CRid=2219368

For further information, you may contact Judy Palmer, Jordan Bass Chapter Grave Markers Chairman.

Wyly Martin Chapter #476


Row 1: (l/r) Texas State President, Claire Lillie; Past Texas State Registrar Mary Brandhorst;
2nd VP National Mary Glenn; Organizing Chapter President Harilyn McMicken
Row 2: (l/r) Texas State Parliamentarian Connie Surrency; Paula Burns; Georganna Triplett; Molly Smith
Row 3: (l/r) Barbara Ray; Karen Robertson; Texas National Defense Chairman Connie Moss;
Phyllis Mistrot; Gwen Goldsberry; Gayle Scholer

Texas State Society, N.S.U.S.D. of 1812 is proud to announce the organization of the WYLY MARTIN CHAPTER #476, Sugar Land, Texas. Organizing date is June 11, 2015. Organizing Chapter President is Harilyn McMicken, Treasurer Gwen Goldsberry, Registrar Phyllis Mistrot, Recording Secretary Paula Burns.

New Chapters Organizing

State President is pleased to announce two new chapters organizing in Texas; one in Sugar Land and one in Corpus Christi.  If you are interested in joining the new Sugar Land Chapter, please contact Karen Robertson. If you are interested in joining the Corpus Christi Chapter, please contact State President Claire Lillie.

2015 Lane Scholarship


Cadet Corbin Cali

On April 18, 2015, Texas State Society President Claire Lillie presented the 2015 Lulie Hughey Lane Scholarship to Corbin Cali, a sophomore Texas A&M University Corps of Cadet.

2015 Associate Council

TX Group April 3, 2015 DCThe Texas Society was represented by twelve (12) members at the 2015 Associate Council: Janet Kres, Janisue Rigel, Ora Jane Johnson, Carol Hicks, Davena Rigel-Liepman, Karen Hall, Deborah Hinckley, Sally Hudspeth, Mary Walker, Ella Guaquetta, Mary Glenn, and Claire Lillie. Mary Glenn was elected as 2nd Vice President National.

Grave Markers Project

1812 Veteran MarkerFor the 2010-2012 term, Hon. State President Mary Walker chose Grave Marking as her State President’s Project.  Many chapters and members are not aware that funds still exist for this project and need to be utilized.

If you would like to mark a veterans grave, real daughter, or a member; please read the FAQ’s for more information.  Also, the permit forms and price listings are now on our state website; just look under the State Committee category and expand the “Grave Markers and Locations” sub category.

Please contact Barbara Stevens if you need further assistance.  I look forward to processing your paperwork and sending a check to Best Stamp & Seal Company for your marker(s).


New FAQs Section

Our website now has a “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQs) section.  Many of the State Officers and Committee chairmen are asked repeatedly the same questions over and over by members.  It is our hope that this section will help to provide quick resolutions to most of these questions.

If there is a question or topic that you would like to see in this section, please email the webmaster .  We will also be taking submissions at State Council in February.

As always, we strive to make this website a useful communication tool for our members.

Texas Society History added to website

The Texas Society History has been added to the website and can be found on the menu from the Home–>Our History.  The history was provided by Honorary Past State President Ora Jane Johnson, who retrieved it from the book that Honorary Past State President Delitha Guenzel created.  The book is 8.5 x 11 and is 188 pages.  No doubt this book contains a wealth of information that we will hopefully be able to share with you on the website in the future.

James Smith #438 Luncheon

The James Smith Chapter, U.S.D. 1812

Cordially invites you to attend a luncheon
Commemorating the Conclusion of the War of 1812

January 31, 201512:00 Noon
Hollytree Country Club
6700 Hollytree Drive
Tyler, TX 75703

“Privateers-Pirates or Patriots – The 1812 Version”
Presented by Mr. Drake Peddie


Reservations may be made by sending your check for $22.00 to:

Carol Ann LeBleu, 3404 Harwood Drive, Tyler, TX 75701-7650

Checks should be made payable to: James Smith Chapter, USD 1812
The reservation deadline is January 26, 2015.
Spouses welcome.