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CHAPTER ORGANIZED MARCH 22, 1930
The Berea-Laurel Ridges Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, was organized March 22, 1930, with the following members: Mrs. C. H. Burdette, Mrs. R. R. Coyle, Mrs. J. L. Gay, Mrs. W. F. Hays, Mrs. J. M. Kinnard, Mrs. Ellen H. Mitchell, Mrs. Janet M. Murbach, Mrs. I. N. Odell, Mrs. T. J. Osborne, Mrs. J. F. Smith, Mrs. J. W. Stephens, and Miss Grace Wright. Mrs. J. F. Smith was the organizing regent and also the first regent of the chapter.
The chapter takes its name from the town, Berea, and the great mountain region of the South where it is situated. This area was at one time called "The Great Laurel Ridge" or Cumberland Mountains. This wildflower, the laurel, still grows on many hills and rises, as in the Revolutionary days when the Indians and deer roamed the hill country. The name Berea is taken from the place mentioned in the New Testament, whose inhabitants were "more noble than those of Thessalonica, because they searched the Scriptures daily."
|Vice Regent||Shirley Barrier|
|Recording Secretary||Brenda Moss|
|Corresponding Secretary||Linda Jennings|
|Treasurer||Mary Beth Bevins|
|Historian & Librarian||Deanie Catron|
|Honorary Regent||Mary Katherine Kauffman|
|SOL. ROBERT ADAMS of South Carolina||PS PVT JOHN LAND of Virginia|
|PVT. ANDREW BAKER of Virginia||PVT. NATHAN LAWSON, SR. of Virginia|
|JAMES CODILL, JR. of North Carolina||PVT. JOHN MANHART of New York & New Jersey|
|LT. COL. CORNELIUS CONNER of Pennsylvania||LCOL CS,PS, JOSEPH MARTIN of Virginia|
|PVT. PARTICK COYLE of Virginia||SGT. ALEXANDER MCCONNELL of Pennsylvania|
|PVT. ACHILLES CRAFT of North Carolina||PS ROBERT MEAD of Virginia|
|PVT. WILLIAM DOSS of Virginia||LCOL GEORGE NICHOLAS of Virginia|
|JOSEPH DUNCAN, SR. of Virginia||ALEXANDER ORR of Pennsylvania|
|PVT. THOMAS ELY of Virginia||CS JEREMIAH PATRICK of Virginia|
|PS PVT JOSEPH HATFIELD of Virginia||PVT. MICAJAH PENNINGTON of Virginia|
|PS NATHANIEL HICKS of Virginia||PVT. HENRY SMOCK of Virginia|
|THOMAS JAMESON of Virginia||PVT. EDWARD SMITH of Virginia|
|SOL. VINSON JONES of Virginia||ALEXANDER WALKER of Virginia|
|PVT. ARCHIBALD KINCAID of Pennsylvania||PVT. WILLIAM WILLIAMS of Pennsylvania|
|PVT. WILLIAM KINDRED of Virginia||HENRY YEARY, SR of Virginia|
|PS PVT. GEORGE LAIL of Virginia|
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