Welcome to Morrilton, Arkansas!
Photo: City of Morrilton honors Veterans with “Walk of Flags”
Welcome to the General William Lewis Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, chartered in Morrilton, Arkansas!
The General William Lewis Chapter was organized in Morrilton on Saturday, April 12, 1969, with Jean Bateman Walt Stallings as Organizing Regent, Marion Ryland Love, Vice-Regent, Sarah Clark Moose Turney, Corresponding Secretary, and Lula Doyle Baird, Registrar.
General William Lewis was the great grandfather of Mary House, a charter member. He served in the Virginia Militia at age 12. After a military career in Virginia and Kentucky, he resigned in 1815 and migrated west. He settled in Arkansas territory at Pecannerie on the Arkansas River near present-day Morrilton in 1819. He died on January 17, 1825, and was buried in Little Rock.
The chapter has been served by many regents, one of whom was Honorary State Regent, Alma Brazil. Members who have served state offices include Sharon Hamilton as State Recording Secretary, Anne Crofoot Queen, State Chaplain, Patty Windle, State Treasurer, Mara Cawein, State Historian, and Leeann Mobley, State Corresponding Secretary.
General William Lewis Chapter meetings are on the second Sunday of the months of October, November, January, April, and May unless noted in the Program Calendar.
Three DAR chapters have been organized by members of the General William Lewis Chapter: Cadron Post, Maria Van Buren, and Persis Lovely.
General William Lewis Chapter supports Veterans because freedom is not free.