Thank You, Daughters of 1812 and W.IN.G.S.
October 30, 2017 by Linda King
The United States Daughters of 1812 (U.S.D., 1812) in Hot Springs Village have long been supporters of St. Francis House, arranging for donations of coats, clothing, towels sets and other items for the Veterans in the Re-entry program.
Recently, W.IN.G.S (Women in God’s Service) assisted U.S.D., 1812 in delivering men’s winter clothing, towel sets, toiletries and other items to St. Francis House. But they went further than just helping with a delivery. Informed by U.S.D., 1812 of the need for quilts for Veterans who were leaving SFH for their own housing, W.IN.G.S ladies and their families began making quilts and other items to give to the Veterans to make their new homes, “homier.” They also made small stuffed toys for the Veterans’ children, back-packs for the Veterans to take to training and stuffed hearts for the Veterans thanking them for their service. Thank you, ladies, for your generosity!
You can help too! U.S.D., 1812 will continue to collect needed items for St. Francis House Veterans. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictures to follow. Our Arkansas Daughters are wonderful!
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THOMAS FLIPPEN CHAPTER
Forty-five people gathered for the Marker dedication and Memorial Service of Sgt. Thomas H. Flippin, held at the Flippin Cemetery in Flippin, AR on May 30, 2015.
Who was Thomas H. Flippin?Thomas H. Flippin was born in 1793 in Barren County, Kentucky to Thomas Flippin, a Revolutionary War Patriot, and Rhoda McAdoo Flippin. His father received multiple land grants, which resulted in the family moving between Kentucky and Tennessee. Thomas H. Flippin, along with 4 of his brothers were Volunteers in the Kentucky Mounted Militia during the War of 1812. During the War of 1812, under the command of General Hopkins and Captain Hugh Brown, the troops were ordered to go to the relief of Fort Harrison that was besieged by the Indians. One evening a high wind was blowing when the Indians started fire to the prairie. The soldiers cut the grass with their knives and set fire to the grass behind them. They then marched on the burnt ground barely in time to save themselves from the roaring sea of fire that was approaching. Many of the horses were stampeded, which resulted in the troops having to walk to Ft. Harrison. Upon arrival they were nearly starved, being eleven days out with three days rations. At the end of the War of 1812, Thomas H. Flippin married Elizabeth Baugh on 29 November 1816 in Barren County, Kentucky. They had two sons, William Baugh Flippin and Thomas Haggard Perry Flippin. They relocated to Monroe County, Tennessee, where Thomas H. Flippin applied with the courts to file a document to begin a township named Flippin, Tennessee. In 1837, Thomas H. Flippin, with other family members, relocated to Northern Arkansas. The land was barren, void of trees and near a creek. The land was named Flippin Barrens, later named Flippin, Arkansas. Thomas H. Flippin was a prosperous member of the community. He was the Marion County Clerk and very involved in the Church. He applied for land grants related to the War of 1812. Thomas H. Flippin passed away on 6 March 1856 in Marion County, Arkansas. He was buried in the Flippin Cemetery, which was part of his original farm. The Flippin Cemetery is still present today with many generations of the Flippin family interred at the site. Thomas H. Flippin was a true patriot to the freedom of the United States of America. Many past and future generations have continued the fight for freedom.
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ARKANSAS PRESIDENT SHARON STANLEY WYATT REPORT 2015-2016
ARKANSAS: Sharon Stanley Wyatt – February 12, 2016
The Arkansas Society United States Daughters of 1812 has been steadily working this past year to promote the “Purposes of our Society”.
Arkansas Society can boast of 130 members consisting of 120 adult women, nine FADD and one junior member. We are still seeing a growth trend as the President George Washington Chapter, having organized in May of 2015, adds new members to charter. Thanks to the work of our chapter registrars as well as State Registrar Jo Ann Cooper, we have a total of six applications and two supplementals pending with the national registrar.
The Arkansas Anchor and Star newsletter is published monthly with “extras” coming out after a “veteran’s or special event”. This president communicates with the state wide membership through the Dear Daughters letter published in the newsletter.
Arkansas supports the national projects with programs and monetary donations. Our schools chairman, Amber Friday-Brown, is an alumna of College of the Ozarks who makes regular visits to this school and attends all special events. We continue to support all of our schools through monetary donations, a total of $465.00 in 2015, as well as box tops and labels.
Cities and towns of Arkansas are being made aware of history and historic spots by events held and newspaper coverage. These events emphasize our focus on 1812 veterans as well as veterans of all wars.
In 2015, 63 members reported participating in Veteran’s Day activities, 787 volunteer hours, hundreds of comfort items donated, $3,790.00 monetary donations, 62 stamps were mailed,10,287 coupons were mailed.
Four Arkansas 1812 gravesites were located and marked and one was rededicated, all in a manner worthy our 1812 soldiers. This president spent six months in preparation for the marking and dedication of my fourth great-grandfather David R. Rushing. Proving his grave location in Dover, Arkansas, obtaining a government marker and planning the celebration which was attended by sixty-five friends and relatives, one coming from as far away as California to witness the event, were a labor of love. The setting at the hilly, rural cemetery on beautiful fall day in October was enhanced by the mournful melody of the bagpipes playing “Shenandoah” and “Amazing Grace”. All were grateful an 1845 gravesite was marked as well as his involvement in the War of 1812 was acknowledged.
This president also personally participated in the dedication of Thomas H. Flippin’s marker at Flippin, Arkansas, and two 1812 gravesites in Marianna, Arkansas.
Activities for Gold Star Mothers and Blue Star Mothers were attended. Flags and Valentines and hugs and kisses were given freely by Arkansas Society 1812 members! This state president shall never forget having attended the Spirit of 45 event where 140 WWII veterans were thanked and given flags and kisses! Another memorable occasion was the witnessing the awarding of the Silver Medal to a friend who is a Viet Nam War veteran. Arkansas’ Baseline-Meridian Chapter members participated in “Wreaths Across America”, placing 140 wreaths on veteran’s graves.
This president attended the JROTC awards banquet for two cadets personally awarding two JROTC medals. Nine more RJOTC medals were given at local high schools throughout the state as well as four ROTC at Arkansas colleges. 117 members reported flying the American flag on all holidays and thousands of small American flags were given to adults and children at schools and veterans events.
The “200th Commemoration of the Louisiana Purchase Land Survey” was successful for the Arkansas Society as event attendees became aware of the connection of the “purchase”, the “survey” and the land grants to the War of 1812 through the information provided by this state president as well as the state marker chair, Sheila Beatty. See the February 2016 News-Letter for important details from this event.
The Old State House Museum in Little Rock, Arkansas houses a wealth of art and antiques which are on loan and gifts of several genealogical societies of Arkansas. The Arkansas Society U.S.D. 1812 has many artifacts housed in this museum. Transactions starting in the early 1940’s give a history of many items of furniture and memorabilia dating back to the early 1800’s members and chapters of the Arkansas Society 1812 loaned to the Old State House Museum. This president, being a licensed appraiser, has taken on the task of photographing and cataloguing the items with an 1812 connection. A notebook is being prepared to pass on to the next president as a record of a part of the history and belongings of our State Society.
This state president has experienced a most successful, fulfilling year traveling over 1,500 miles across the state to attend 1812 events, representing U.S.D.1812 at other society meetings and DAR, UDC and CDXVIIC conventions. The Arkansas State Society is looking forward to 2016 with excited anticipation of another good year. Plans are already being made for the February 2016 Council meeting where attendees are being invited to wear Edwardian costumes to enhance the celebration of the Super-Centennial of the Arkansas Society United States Daughters of 1812.
Sharon Stanley Wyatt
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