Augustin Clayton Chapter

 Jonesboro, Georgia

                  Home of "Gone With The Wind"

National Society Daughters 

of the 

American Revolution

Augustin Smith Clayton was born in Fredricksburg, Virginia, November 27, 1783, but moved to Georgia when he was only one year of age.  At the age of seven he enrolled in Richmond Academy in Augusta, Georgia, and was a student there when George Washington visited in 1791. Augustin S. Clayton was a member of the first graduating class of the University of Georgia and was admitted to the bar at the age of twenty-one. He later became a renowned Georgia attorney, debater, judge, state senator, and U.S. Congressman. Clayton County, Georgia, was named for him.


About Our Chapter ~ Augustin Clayton Chapter, NSDAR, was organized on June 8, 1973, in Clayton County, Georgia.  The name was chosen to honor Augustin Clayton, the renowned  Georgia attorney, debater, Superior Court Judge, and legislator. Twenty-three Daughters were at the first organizational meeting.  Now, thirty-four years later, we have grown to the present membership of over one hundred eighty. 

Our Mission ~ The Augustin Clayton Chapter has always endeavored to carry out the three-fold purposes of the National Society --- historic, educational, and patriotic --- which are the same today as when the Society was founded in 1890.


  2010 Georgia State Society,

  NSDAR, Awards

                                          For 2009 Activities                                                

Yearbook with Membership of 150-200 - Honorable Mention     Outstanding Support to DAR Schools     Certification of Appreciation    Participation in Naturalization Ceremonies         Second Place    
Community Service Recognition  Certificate of Award   Outstanding Support & Contributions to DAR Schools - Hightower Award             Most ROTC/JROTC Medals - Honorable Mention     
Most Books Donated to Promote Literacy    Third Place       Scrapbook Contest  Honorable Mention    President General's Project                 100% Participation  
Most Indian Minutes   First Place         Most Proclamations  First Place       2009-2010 Georgia State Honor Roll  Certificate of Award    
Meadow Garden Patron at the 1900 Society Level         Providing the Most Senior Leaders for the C.A.R.          Certificate of Award   DAR Good Citizen Program Participation Certificate of Appreciation          
Largest Number of Schools Contacted for DAR Good Citizens Program       Certificate of Award   Sponsor of Georgia DAR Good Citizens Winner - District 1   Certificate of Award  Outstanding Work in Upholding and Promoting the Ideals of The Constitution of the United States   Certificate of Award  
Most Broadcast Minutes          Certificate of Award  Support of the "American Spirit" Magazine        Certificate of Award 



Our Patriot Ancestors: We celebrate the thirty-fourth anniversary of the founding of our Chapter by remembering our Patriot ancestors.
Connecticut Timothy Cook * Oliver Turrell *Samuel Wood *Timothy Crosby *Abijah Catlin
Delaware Currently, there are no Chapter daughters with Patriot  ancestors who served here.
Georgia Archibald Simpson *John Wingfield *John Manley *John Wilkerson  *Joseph Sumner *John Groover *William Willougby *James Cartledge *Joel Phillips *Jacob Kelley *Micajah Paulk *Godfrey Tucker *William Dunaway       *Henry Taylor *Thomas Banks
Maryland Peter Guice *Burch Allison * Hatch Dent 
Massachusetts *Joseph Bush *Solomon Pierce *Adam Ulmer *Ephraim Russell *Seth Norcross *Daniel Thayer *Stephen Bishop *Josiah Wright
     New Hampshire Benjamin Simons 
New Jersey *Jonathan Sutton *William Furman *Thomas Eckerson *Elias Runyon *Johannes Antonides *Hugh Phillips                
New York Johnathan Horton *Stephen Curry *James Quick  
  North Carolina John Bledsoe *William Morris *Benjamin Stewart Hamilton *Joseph Harrison *James Perry  *Benjamin Harrison  *Joseph Burt *William Barnett *Joseph Ingram *Presley Nelms, Sr. *John Barringer *John Paul Barringer *Patrick Jack *John Callaway *John Barnett *Nicholas Fain *Louis Deshong *Griffith Rutherford *George Donnell, Sr. *Johnathan Wall   *Robert Simms  *Richard Whitehurst *Vinson Chance *Cary Cox  *Martin Greider *Thomas Welch  *Benjamin Brown *John Hardee *Thomas Parks  *John Wimberly *Benjamin Register *William Barwick *George Helms *James Lockhart *David Job *Richard Wright *Thomas Jones *Asa Bryant *John Bird *Bartholomew Fields *David Neal *James Carr *Richard Conyers *John Thornton *John Mayo*William Henry *Elizabeth W. Grimes *Jebediah Garrison *William E. Wiseman *Hardy Stevens *Timothy Stamps *Joann M. Shultz *Henry French *Daniel Dunn *Joseph Culbertson *Thomas Banks
Pennsylvania Peter Hartman *Jonathan Custer *Valentine Hufnagle *Giles Parman *Mathew McDowell *Henry Ritchie  *Christian Bower, Sr.*Casper Reinacker *William A. Atlee *Jacob Forrey/Ferry *Johan S. Claar *Thomas Jenkins *John Goheen *Joseph Noble *Giles Parman *Leonard Foutz *James Benson *Arthur Lee 
Rhode Island Lemuel Durfee
   South Carolina Robert Selfridge *William Barnett  *Philemon Bozeman  *George Kennemore  *John Bell *Michael Burkhalter *John A. McCutchen *William Green *Philip Le Roy *Thomas Hamilton *John Langston *John Tomlinson *John Anderson *Henry Wertz *Benjamin Thurman *Mary McCool Babb *Charles Humphries *John De Loach *James Blackstock *Samuel Kelso *Joseph Breed *Jesse Temple *Elijah Martin    *Ulrick Mayer *Thomas Frick    *Andrew Bowers *Michael Bates *Henry Moore
Virginia Peter Guice *Abraham Penn *Ludowick Tuggle *Ebenezer Fain *Christopher Walthall *Phillip Spencer Branham *John Tuggle *Robert P. Bailey *Nehemiah Wood *Robert McFarland *George McNutt *John Witt, Jr. *Richard Luttrell *Henry Kesler *Benjamin Fitzpatrick *Deedrick Clem *Thomas Wingfield  *Peter Ragsdale *John Zachary  *John Marshall *Thomas Marshall *Jacob Higginbotham *William Edmiston  *John Lumpkin *Abraham Hill, Sr. *Henry Hopson *Simon Stacy *John Lucas *Roland Flowers *David Lanier *Powell Hughes *Matthew Tanner *Henry Parks  *Bartholomew Stovall *William T. Fitts *Judith Cox *John Sams *Robert Elliott *John Milam,Jr. *John Dix *Richard Farding *Thomas Maxwell *Joseph Higginbotham *Henry Asbury *Richard Asbury  *Joel Newson *John Trice *Andrew Andes    *Henry Bohannon *Charles Kilgore *William Magill *John Threldkeld *John Walters 


2009-2011 Officers


    Augustin Clayton Chapter NSDAR, Officers  2011- 2013

     Regent ~ Janet Stovall  Sherling (Mrs. James)

     First Vice Regent ~ Phyllis D. Fox Lawson (Mrs. Neil)

     Second Vice Regent ~ L. Elaine Thames

     Chaplain ~  Wanda Hicks (Mrs. Patrick)

     Recording Secretary ~ Scarlette Murphy Moyer (Mrs. David)

     Corresponding Secretary ~ Barbara B. Todd (Mrs. Herman) 

     Treasurer ~ Frieda Lee Clark Gibby (Mrs. Rankin)

     Registrar ~ Marcia M. Vincent ( Mrs. Richard)

     Historian ~ Wanda P. Fincher (Mrs. Donald)

     Librarian ~ Sharlene Cochran (Mrs. Larry)

     Parliamentarian ~Lu Drott Sharp (Mrs. Thomas)

      CAR/DAR/SAR ~Elizabeth Lynne Simmons Grimes ( Mrs. Paul)

Chapter meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month - September through June at 2:00 p.m. Night meetings are held at least three times a year for those who can't attend during the day.

For information on joining our Chapter or the C.A.R., please send an e-mail inquiry.


On March 14, 2000, the Augustin Clayton Chapter voted to sponsor the Button Gwinnett C.A.R.   They write: 

"The members and seniors of this Chapter wish to thank all the members of the Augustin Clayton Chapter, NSDAR, for the recent adoption of our society. We feel extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to grow and prosper under the sponsorship of such an outstanding Chapter. We look forward to working with you as we strive to meet our goal of fostering true patriotism among our young people."

               Upcoming Meetings/Events

September 13, 2011 2 p.m. - Wrights Walk - Jonesboro
October 11, 2011  2 p.m. - DAR 101 - Home of Linda Turner 
November 8, 2011 2 p.m. - Indian Month Presentation - Stately Oaks Plantation House - Jonesboro
December 13, 2011 11 p.m. - Christmas Table Arrangements  - Home of Sally Davis
January 7, 2012 2 p.m. - Awards Tea - @ National Archives  
February 14, 2012 2 p.m. - Virginia Lingelbach-Speaker - Meridian Club House 
March 13, 2012 2 p.m. - Women's Issues - Home of Wanda Fincher
April 13, 2012  6 p.m. - Augustin Clayton - Home of Debbie Draffin
May 11, 2012 5 p.m. - Cookout  - Farm Home of Susie Folds
June 8, 2012 6 p.m. - Feathers: Functional and Frivolous - Home of Phyllis Lawson

35th Anniversary-Augustin Clayton Chapter 

Augustin Clayton 2009 Activities

Handmade Blankets for Children


Janette Morrow Lamb 2009 Scholarship Winner


             Welcoming New Citizens to the U.S.A.  

    Augustin Clayton, Captain Thomas Cobb, Colonial John McIntosh, General Daniel Newman, Philadelphia Winn, Pulaski,William McIntosh Chapters Participants


Adopted Soldier 

One of the three solders that the members of Augustin Clayton has adopted to send items of comfort.



Button Gwinnett C.A.R. Chapter at GA State Conference

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 NSDAR Motto: God, Home, and Country

2010-2012 National Theme
"Preserve the Past, Enhance the Present,      Invest in the Future" 

2008-2010 State Scriptural Theme:
"To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven."
—Ecclesiastes 3:1

 Links To Visit

NSDAR Library 

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Georgia State Daughters of the American Revolution

National Society Sons of the American Revolution

National Society Children of the American Revolution

Meadow Garden - Home of George Walton

Kate Duncan Smith DAR School

Tamassee DAR School

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