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DAR Logo FRANCES REBECCA HARRISON CHAPTER OF THE DAR was organized March 3, 1957, with Mrs. W. C. Burr serving as the organizing regent. Charter members were Mrs. Norvie Hart Burr, Mrs. Rayline Hart Binion, Mrs. Earline Hart Burnett, Mrs. Ellen Douglas Burr, Miss Dollye Harrell, Miss Wilmer Harrell, Mrs. Mary Douglas Kent, Mrs. Corinne Davidson McKenzie, Mrs. Addie McDuff Payne, Mrs. Birdie McDuff Roby, Mrs. Mary Murdock White,  Mrs. Sue Harrell Winton, Mrs. Jewel Page Lee, and Mrs. Mary Sibley Terry. The name selected for the organization was a pioneer of the area, FRANCES REBECCA HARRISON. She was the granddaughter of Reuben Harrison of Fairfield District, South Carolina. He had served in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and in the army of Andrew Jackson. After his military years, he returned to South Carolina where he lived his remaining life and was buried in that state.

FRANCES REBECCA HARRISON
was born in South Carolina and eventually married William R. Myers. Three children were born to this union, and after her husband’s death, she married James C. Harrell. They migrated to Terrapin Creek, which was near Monterey Lake, now known as Vivian, Louisiana. Apparently, they were following Dr. Harrison, a brother of Frances Rebecca , who had come to the area previously. This couple had six children. The Harrell home, which was just north of the Shoreline Oil Refinery, was a two-story house with an outside stairway. The estate covered 1300 acres from Monterey Lake to just east of the Hitchcock-Harrell Cemetery, which is south of the Pine Island Road. Here FRANCES REBECCA HARRISON is buried.

Frances Rebecca Harrison Harrell had six children. Yet, according to information, she gave of her time and means to aid those who were less fortunate. Three granddaughters were among the charter members of the chapter-Miss Wilmer Harrell, Mrs. Sue Harrell Winton, and Miss Dollye Harrell, as well as three great granddaughters, Mrs. Norvie Hart Burr (organizing regent), and Mrs. Earline Hart Burnett. One great, great, granddaughter was Mrs. Rayline Hart Binion.

The first meeting was held in the home of Mrs. Norvie Hart Burr, April 11, 1957, with Mrs. George Madison of Bastrop and Mrs. William E. Hicks of Shreveport as installing officers. The chapter selected these officers: regent, Mrs. Norvie Hart Burr; vice regent, Mrs. Corinne Davidson McKenzie; secretary, Mrs. Birdie McDuff Roby; treasurer, Mrs. Ellen Douglas Burr; historian, Mrs. Jewel Page Lee; registrar, Mrs. Mary Douglas Kent; and chaplain, Mrs. Mary Sibley Terry.

Note: Mrs Norvie Hart Burr later married David Lawrence      

 

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    Patriot List

    Adkins, Lewis, Pvt. & Pat.
    VA
    Anderson, Bailey, Pvt.
    SC
    Anderson, Elizabeth Holland, Pat.
    VA
    Anderson, Pouncey, Pat.
    VA
    Anderson, Richard, Pat.
    VA
    Anthony, James, Pat.
    VA
    Barton, Samuel, Sgt.
    VA
    Blakeney, John, Capt.
    SC
    Brockman, William, Pat.
    VA
    Burgess, Depsay, Pat.
    NC
    Carwile, Zachariah, Pvt.
    VA
    Chapman, Reuben, Capt.
    VA
    Childs, Nathan, Pat.
    NC
    Coon, Casper, Pat.
    SC
    Cox, George, Pat.
    VA
    Dotson, John, Pvt.
    PA
    Flippen, Thomas, Sgt/Pat.
    VA
    Garrell, James, Pat.
    SC
    Harrell, James, Pat.
    NC
    Harris, Lee, Capt.
    VA
    Harrison, Reuben Henry, Pvt.
    SC
    Hart, Micajah, Pat.
    NC
    Howze, Samuel, Pvt.
    SC
    Hubert, Benjamin B. Pat.
    VA
    Hubert, Matthew, Pvt.
    VA
    Hunt, Moses, Sol.
    GA
    Jeffries, Nathaniel, Capt.
    SC
    Jester, Levi, Sol.
    SC
    Johnston, Larkin, Pat.
    NC
    Johnston, Littleton, Sgt. & Pat.
    NC
    Jones, William, Sgt.
    VA
    Judice, Louis, Pat.
    LA
    Laffitte, Paul Bouet, Pat.
    LA
    Lyon, Edward, Pvt.
    VA
    McCary, Richard, Pat.
    VA
    McCary, Richard, Jr., Pvt.
    VA
    McCleskey, James, Pvt. & Waggoner
    NC,SC,VA
    McDougall, John, Ens.
    NY
    Marks, James, Pat./Magistrate
    VA
    Mumford, Paul, Pat. & Justice
    RI
    Nixon, Robert, Maj.
    NJ
    Pittman, John, Pvt.
    NC
    Porter, William, Lt. Col., Pat., CS
    NC
    Potts, Moses, Juror
    NC
    Rentz, Catherine Majer, Pat.
    SC
    Riston, Elisha, Pat.
    MD
    Rives, William, Pat.
    SC
    Robertson, Norvell, Pvt.
    VA
    Rogers, Willoughby, Cpl.
    NC
    Rosser, Joseph, Capt.
    NC
    Rucker, Colby, Sol.
    NC
    Shelby, Evan, Brig. Gen.
    VA & NC
    Shelby, Evan, Jr, Col..
    VA
    Shelby, John, Capt.
    VA
    Simonton, Robert, Juror
    NC
    Spearman, James, Sgt.
    VA
    Suttles, William, Sol.
    VA
    Thornton, John, Pat.
    NC
    Tyner, Richard, Pat.
    GA
    Turpin, Francis, Capt.
    MD
    Tyson, Moses, Sol. & Pat.
    NC
    Verret, Louis, Pat.
    LA
    Vinning, Thomas, Pat.
    NC
    Wade, Thomas, Col. & Pat.
    NC
    Weldon, Isaac, Pvt.
    GA
    White, Joseph, Pat.
    NC
    Whittington, Grief, Pvt.
    SC
    Willbanks, Richard, Pat.
    NC
    Williams, Elisha, Justice
    MD
    Yaden Joseph, Drum Major
    VA

     

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