Samuel Doak National Society Daughters of the American Revolutionary presents memorial donations to county archives

Samuel Doak Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolutionary War Regent Joyce Damon and Chaplain Carol Long present checks to the Hamblen County Courthouse Archives Director Cindy Lane.

Samuel Doak Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolutionary War Regent Joyce Damon and Chaplain Carol Long donated checks to the Hamblen County Courthouse Archives Director Cindy Lane on June 3 in memory of three Samuel Doak Chapter Members who died this spring.

Lane said the money would be used to purchase microfilm that has been needed to complete the archives collection.

The three honored were Constance Colson, Mary Miller Ayers and Marian Dafferener.

Colson, who joined the Samuel Doak Chapter NSDAR in 2006, had the following 14 ancestors who participated in the Revolutionary War:

Ezekiel Mulford, New Jersey; Simon Whitehurst, North Carolina; Adam McPherson, Pennsylvania; James Blackburn, Virginia; John Combs, Jr., Virginia; Rebecca Bryan Boone, Virginia & North Carolina; Joseph Scholl, Kentucky; Samuel DeSurrency, South Carolina; Ephraim Kibbe, New Jersey; James Cowan, Virginia; Joseph Bryan, Kentucky and Virginia; Daniel Boone, Kentucky and Virginia; William Scholl, Kentucky and John Pendergrass, North Carolina. Colson served as chapter treasurer from 2010 - 2016. She died on Jan. 15.

Ayers, who joined in 1988, had the following ancestors who participated in the Revolutionary War: Lt. Joseph Conway of Virginia; Capt. David D. McNabb, Sr., of Virginia and Noerth Carolina and Andrew Taylor, Sr., of Virginia and North Carolina.

Mary Miller served as the chapter as librarian, registrar, and recording secretary. She died March 12.

Dafferner joined the chapter in 2013 and her Revolutionary War ancestor was John Price Tillery. Although house bound, she enjoyed hearing about DAR events. Marian died April 29.