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Jonesboro Chapter, NSDAR

Welcome to Jonesboro, Arkansas!

Welcome to the Jonesboro Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, chartered in Jonesboro, Arkansas!

The Jonesboro Chapter, NSDAR has members from Randolph, Greene, Poinsett, Clay and Craighead Counties.

The chapter supports, with contributions of genealogical material and volunteers, the Craighead County-Jonesboro Public Library’s genealogy department. The chapter was organized by Mrs. Myrtle Kyle Lockhart Sloan, who had joined the Little Rock Chapter in 1904. As Organizing Regent, Mrs. Sloan gave the chapter its name.

The Chapter, organized December 22, 1928, selected the name of its home city, the County Seat of Craighead County. The names of both Jonesboro and Craighead were the result of the differences between two Arkansas Senators in the meeting of the State Legislature in the Fall of 1858. Senator William A. Jones of St. Francis and Poinsett Counties maneuvered to have the county names for Senator Thomas B. Craighead, who then reciprocated by managing to get the County Seat named for Senator Jones (Jonesborough)–later changed to the present spelling.

Officers
RegentRobin Yates
Vice RegentJo Ann Cooper
ChaplainVerneal Montgomery
Recording SecretaryJanice Porter
Corresponding SecretaryJanice Porter
TreasurerRuth Jefferies
RegistrarGale Markley
HistorianBarbara Cart
LibrarianEmilie Statler
Forest Wood Nature Center

The chapter supports, with contributions of genealogical material and volunteers, the Craighead County-Jonesboro Public Library’s genealogy department.