Spencer Clack Chapter

Our History

The Spencer Clack Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution was organized May 23, 1928. The origin of our chapter goes back to 1927 when plans were formulated by Mrs. Helen (Mack) Maples to organize a DAR chapter in Sevierville, Tennessee. Mrs. Maples succeeded in bringing together the first twelve women to form our chapter. They all were direct descendants of Lt. Spencer Clack, the great-great-grandfather of Mrs. Maples. The chapter has recently evolved to include another chapter, the Great Smokies, making us a larger chapter with a wider variety of experience through those members. Lieutenant Spencer Clack was a Revolutionary War soldier from the state of Virginia. After the war, he relocated and settled in what is now known as the city of Sevierville, in Sevier County, Tennessee. He played a prominent role in the history and development of Sevier County and the state of Tennessee. He served in the first constitutional convention of Tennessee. He also served in the lower house of the first Tennessee State General Assembly and served one term in the State Senate. He helped organize and was very active in the first Baptist church to be established in Sevierville and he gave the land for the first cemetery in the town. He and other prominent citizens of pioneer Sevierville were buried in that cemetery. Only a small portion of the cemetery remains today. It was established as Cemetery Park in 1976. Spencer Clack died in Sevier County on July 9, 1832, at the age of 86 years. The local Daughters of the American Revolution funded the construction of a plaque located on the grounds of the Sevier County Courthouse honoring Spencer Clack in 1931. It reads: 1740 – 1832 HON. LIEUT. SPENCER CLACK PIONEER SETTLER OF SEVIER CO. NAMED SEVIER CO. FOR HIS FRIEND THE GREAT JOHN SEVIER MEMBER CONVENTION 1796 MEMBER LEGISLATURE 1801 SERVED UNDER GEN. WASHINGTON IN REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERECTED BY THE SPENCER CLACK CHAPTER DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION...

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Welcome

Welcome to the Spencer Clack Chapter NSDAR in Sevierville, Tennessee. We are honored that you are interested in the DAR, and the Spencer Clack Chapter in particular. We are a non-profit, non-political, volunteer service organization. Membership in the DAR provides many opportunities to cherish our American heritage of freedom, to preserve family and local histories, to promote the celebration of our national holidays, to live patriotically, to support our national defense, to enjoy our beautiful member-owned buildings in Washington, D.C., and to form friendships with others who share our love of God, Home, and Country. We welcome you to visit us at one of our meetings, every second Monday, during the months of September through May. We have a social time beginning at 5:45 p.m. with the program and business at 6:00 p.m. We have members in all age groups and are active in community and DAR projects. An educational program is presented at each meeting. Please contact our regent, Ruth Davis, for information on attending one of our meetings   Web hyperlinks to non-DAR sites are not the responsibility of the NSDAR, the state organizations, or individual DAR chapters.  ...

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Membership

Any woman is eligible for membership who is no less than eighteen years of age and can prove lineal, blood line descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. She must provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage, and death. Admission to membership in the NSDAR is either by invitation through a chapter in your state organization (or Unit Overseas) or as a Member-at-Large. No chapter may discriminate against an applicant on the basis of race or creed.   For guidelines on acceptable service, consult the NSDAR site.   For information on membership in the Spencer Clack Chapter, please contact...

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Meetings

Our meetings are held in Sevierville, TN, every second Monday during the months of September through May. We have a variety of speakers present short, informative programs.  We begin the meetings promptly at 6:00 p.m. If you are interested in attending one of our meetings or would like more information about the Spencer Clack Chapter, contact...

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  • Our History

    The Spencer Clack Chapter Daughters of the...

  • Welcome

    Welcome to the Spencer Clack Chapter NSDAR...

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Site by Liz Logan, Spencer Clack Chapter - email webmaster
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Last updated May 18, 2015