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Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage recently acquired a limited-edition 19th-century zinc statuette modeled from Clark Mills’ famed Andrew Jackson equestrian statue in front of the White House in Washington, D.C.

1 / 1 Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage recently acquired a limited-edition 19th-century zinc statuette modeled from Clark Mills’ famed Andrew Jackson equestrian statue in front of the White House in Washington, D.C

One of Several Photos submitted by Bettie Gustafson. Members of the Pimingo Chapter attended
the Shelby County, TN Historical Fair at Hillwood (Davies Plantation) in period dress.

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Historians recognize one of Jackson’s founding fathers

JACKSON, Tenn. — The United States Daughters of 1812 hosted a special ceremony Wednesday to mark the grave of Stokely Donelson Hays. Historians said he is one of Jackson’s founding fathers.

“I didn’t know that my ancestors ever lived here until recently,” Daniel Joseph Hall, a distant relative, said.

The United States Daughters of 1812 helped organize the event at Riverside Cemetery in Jackson. Sherry Taylor serves as president of the Tulip Grove chapter. “Today we honor his service as a soldier of the War of 1812,” she said.

Historians said Hays helped establish the city of Jackson and was related to the seventh president. “He knew Andrew Jackson,” Taylor said. “He stayed at the Hermitage. His mother is Rachel Jackson’s sister.”

The group also marked the graves of Hays’ mother and sister. Hall said he is thankful the organization chose to honor his family. “It’s interesting to know that there’s a deep history with the city of Jackson rooted here with my family,” Hall said.

Taylor said they hope to make Riverside Cemetery known again.

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The Hermitage celebrates 202nd anniversary of Battle of New Orleans


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HERMITAGE – Congressman Dr. Phil Roe, R-Johnson City, was the keynote speaker Jan. 8 as Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage celebrated the 202nd anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans.

1 Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage celebrated the 202nd anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans on Jan. 8. Pictured (from left) are Howard Kittell, president and CEO of the Andrew Jackson Foundation, Congressman Dr. Phil Roe and Susan and Bob McDonald, who serves as vice-regent of the Andrew Jackson Foundation. (From Lebanon Democrat

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Gravesite marked for U.S. marshal

David Thomas, The Jackson Sun 11:13 p.m. CDT September 8, 2016

Under a sweltering sun, the U.S. Daughters of 1812 marked the Riverside Cemetery gravesite of Robert J. Chester, a soldier of the 1812 conflict and U.S. marshal of 1840 in Jackson.

“The reason we are here is to preserve our history,” said Sherry Taylor, president, Tulip Grove Chapter U.S. Daughters of 1812. “Robert was a Democrat statesman born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania — and in the War of 1812, Robert served in the 3rd Tennessee Regiment.”

Taylor said Chester — for whom Chester County was named — was educated in Jonesboro before joining the Tennessee Regiment, and later lived in Carthage, before moving to West Tennessee when land opened up in Madison County.

“He established his home near Jackson in 1823, and worked as a merchant, surveyor, lawyer and promoter,” Taylor said. “Robert also was the Register of the Western Land District and U.S. Marshal for the Western District (from) 1836-37.”

Taylor said Chester Street was also named after him, and he was family to Andrew Jackson. His wife was a niece to Andrew Jackson.

George M. Mavromatis, a Judicial Security Inspector, U.S. Department of Justice United States Marshals Service in Memphis, said President George Washington appointed the first 13 U.S. marshals in 1789.

The U.S. Marshals Service remains the nation’s oldest and most versatile federal law enforcement agency.

“Today, the U.S. Marshals Service is the enforcement arm of the federal courts and is involved in virtually every federal law enforcement initiative,” Mavromatis said. “Our U.S. marshals are presidentially appointed, one for the 94 judicial districts, with approximately 4,000 deputy U.S. marshals.”

Mavromatis said marshals continue to carry out a vast array of duties to include judicial security, protections of the deputy attorney general, supreme court justices and fugitive operations.

“We arrest more federal fugitives than any other agency across the nation,” Mavromatis said. “We average more than 330 fugitive arrests each day and 123,000 fugitives yearly. In 1789, George Washington first appointed marshals with the directive to handle all lawful precepts,” Mavromatis said. “I think this still holds true today, as we continue to evolve and add to our vast array of missions.”

Reach David Thomas at (731) 425-9637. Follow him on Twitter: @dgthomasbiz


LIBERTY STREET "All Hands Upon the Deck" Liberty Street Project. Tulip Grove Chapter, Jackson, Tennessee.
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Submitted by Sherry Taylor Tennessee Society Librarian and Tulip Grove president and Teresa Deathridge.


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Tennessee State Society US Daughters 1812
Bicentennial Historical Marker
 Natchez Trace Parkway
June 16, 2012
    The Tennessee State Society United States Daughters of 1812 dedicated an 1812 Bicentennial Historical Marker Commemorating the War of 1812 at “Old Trace” on the Natchez Trace Parkway, Saturday, 16 June 2012, at 11 a.m.
  The Trumpet Call was given by Eagle Scout, Cameron Grady of Hendersonville. The Color Guard was Franklin High School Jr. ROTC. The TN Volunteer Infantry, led by Jeff Brewer and men from Columbia, TN gave a fire salute for the occasion.
  The Welcome was given by Honorary 2nd VP National & Honorary TN State President, Aline Gray Roberts, of Sharon, TN.
  State Chaplain, Colleen Hankins Spears, of Brentwood, gave the invocation.
  The Pledge of Allegiance to USA flag was led by Linda Helton Tripp of Nashville.
  The Salute to the Flag of 1812 was given by Honorary TN State President, Joan Hill Hanks, from Signal Mountain, TN.
  The Salute to the Flag of TN was given by Debra Maddox Wilson, state flag chairman from Greenback, TN.
  The American’s Creed was led by State Recording Secretary, Olivia Bates Chandler, from Germantown, TN.
  The National Anthem was sung by Park Ranger, Daniel Kimes, who was in his 1812 uniform.
  Lee Curtis, TN Department of Tourism, Franklin, TN read a message from the TN Governor, Bill Haslam.
  Mrs. Roberts read a letter from President National N.S.U.S.D., Virginia Apyar.
  Greetings were brought by National Society U.S.D. 1812 Honorary President National
by Shelby Dee Ward of Opelika, AL.
  Greetings were brought by Louisiana Honorary State President, Frances Becton Jakes, of Monroe, Louisiana.
  Dr. Ken Moore, City of Franklin, mayor, brought greetings.
  Jack Walton, chair, Williams County Commission, extended greetings.
  Greg Snider, from Leiper’s Fork Community, brought greetings and asked all to come and eat and visit in the town after the program.
  David Eagan, President, TN Society War of 1812, brought 1812 thoughts of today.
  President, Natchez Trace Parkway Association, Tony L. Turnbow gave a tribute. He remarked, “Tennessee became known as the “Volunteer State” during the War of 1812 when over 2,000 men answered the call for troops. Volunteer cavalry militia marched down the Natchez Trace in brutal winter conditions in January 1812 to help defend the Gulf Coast area against a threatened British attack. All 2,000 troops returned home in
April 2012, led by General Andrew Jackson. On the return march, Jackson walked with his infantry all but 20 miles back to Tennessee. With food in short supply and disease
spreading rapidly, soldiers died on the marches and were buried along the old Natchez Trace. In 1814, detachments of soldiers again marched on the Trace to engage the British in the Battle of New Orleans. Over 5,000 Tennessee and Kentucky soldiers returned victorious from the 1815 battle. Jackson returned on the Trace all the way except last twenty miles in carriage accompanied by his wife and son who had come to meet him.
  Sacrificing family and self, volunteer soldiers fought for country and freedom during the War of 1812, yet today lie on American soil in unmarked graves, forgotten. The TN U.S.  Daughters of 1812 monument today will recognize the important role of the Natchez Trace in the War of 1812 and the soldiers who fought to establish American Independence.”
  TN State historical landmarks chairman, Ruth Bradfute Heizer, of Knoxville, recognized this site.
  State Third Vice President, Miss Felicia Wilt, of Nashville, unveiled the beautiful 1812 marker and read the words engraved in the stone.
  Honorary Curator National and Honorary TN State President, Bettie Parker Gustafson, of Rosemark, TN, gave the dedication.
  Cameron Sholly, Superintendent of National Trace Parkway, accepted the marker. He remarked, We are going to call this hillside site now “The 1812 Daughters site on the
Natchez Trace Parkway.”
 Page, Miss Rachel Roberts, member of Tulip Grove Chapter, placed the 1812 wreath.
 The benediction was given by Mrs. Spears and Jim Drury dressed in 1812 uniform, played Amazing Grace on bagpipes.
  We had the retiring of colors and the Columbia Infantry men.
  The program was closed with the playing of Taps.

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