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CHAPTER ORGANIZED MAY 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||Cheryl Stone|
|Recording Secretary||Brenda Moss|
|Treasurer||Mary Beth Bevins|
|Historian & Librarian||Deanie Catron|
|SOL. ROBERT ADAMS of South Carolina||PVT. ARCHIBALD KINCAID of Pennsylvania|
|PVT. ANDREW BAKER of Virginia||PVT. WILLIAM KINDRED of Virginia|
|JAMES CODILL, JR. of North Carolina||PVT. NATHAN LAWSON, SR. of Virginia|
|PVT. PARTICK COYLE of Virginia||SGT. ALEXANDER MCCONNELL of Pennsylvania|
|PVT. ACHILLES CRAFT of North Carolina||LCOL GEORGE NICHOLAS of Virginia|
|PVT. WILLIAM DOSS of Virginia||ALEXANDER ORR of Pennsylvania|
|JOSEPH DUNCAN, SR. of Virginia||PVT. MICAJAH PENNINGTON of Virginia|
|PVT. THOMAS ELY of Virginia||PVT. EDWARD SMITH of Virginia|
|PS ANDREW FRIEND of Pennsylvania||PVT. HENRY SMOCK of Virginia|
|PS PVT JOSEPH HATFIELD of Virginia||ALEXANDER WALKER of Virginia|
|PS NATHANIEL HICKS of Virginia||HENRY YEARY, SR of Virginia|
|THOMAS JAMESON of Virginia||.|
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