The Clay Lick Chapter DAC met on May 20 at the Glenn Memorial Women’s Club. Wanda Walker, Regent, presided as the members recited the pledge and creeds. The prayer was offered by Chaplain Patsy Fyke to open the meeting.
The business meeting began with reports of activities. Susan Orman gave a report on her presentation of the AFJRROTC award at Springfield High School on May 18. The annual award, given to a senior, was won by Cadet Jennifer Caulderon, who was an outstanding mentor and participant in the program. Wanda Walker reported the distribution of over 450 bookmarks to all fourth-grade students in each of the county schools. Norma Beck, Flag Chairman, reminded the members to come help place flags for Memorial Day at Elmwood, Bell and Mt. Zion Cemeteries on Saturday, May 25. Elizabeth James will also ring the Antique Bell at the Episcopal Church. She does this on many special occasions during the year.
After the dinner, Dr. Annie Glover Spicer gave the program on her sixth great grandfather, Daniel Smith. He was born in Virginia and served the government as a surveyor to the wilderness area. He and his wife, Sarah, moved permanently to the Tennessee area near the Nashville settlement in 1779 with a 3000-acre land grant on Drakes Creek in Hendersonville. Rock Castle, as it was named, is now on the Register of Historic Homes and was the first permanent home in the Mid-Tennessee area. It is open to the public and visited by hundreds each year. Daniel Smith was very active in local politics as a surveyor, and personal friend of Andrew Jackson. He served as Justice, and in Congress and many other positions. His map of the Cumberland lands south of Ohio was the first to be published in 1793. To visit Rock Castle in Hendersonville, find the Friends of Rock Castle on the internet.
The next meeting will be held in September. For information on Daughters of the American Colonists, contact any member.