Downtown tree honors Troy history

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Genise said. “Our organization was established in 1921 and what I am doing as part of our bicentennial celebration next year is researching the historic markings and trees planted by the chapters and state societies of NSDAC since 1921.” Genise said she is delighted to learn that the oak tree planted in the historic Deer Stand Hill square January 16, 1982 is thriving. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… “Our chapter was organized by Mrs. B.M. Flowers who was a direct descendent of Captain Thomas Carter, Sr. and confirmed January 28, 1981,” Sanders said. “We were the first chapter in Alabama to be installed at a State Assembly and by a national officer.”To be a member of the Daughters of the American Colonists, one must be of good moral character and of lineal descent from those men and women who were actual residents of America when it was under foreign government as colonies and who served prior to July 4, 1776, in a specified capacity prior to July 4, 1776.Sanders qualified to be a member of the Daughters of the American Colonists on the side of her father, Melton Carter, Sr.“The research had already been done for my dad’s family,” Sander said. “I was way down, nine generations. I consider it an honor to be a member of the Daughters of the American Colonists. I’m not sure how many members there are but I don’t think it would be a lot.” The oak trees on the downtown square in Troy are enjoyed by many but, probably, few have given thought to the origin of the trees.When researching trees that were planted by the Daughters of the American Colonists, Penny Genise of Washington found Duncan Lindsay of Troy by Googling “Deer Stand Hill” and visiting his “Deer Stand” blog.“She contacted me to ask if I would take a photo of the tree that was planted in 1982,” Lindsay said. “She couldn’t tell me where the tree was planted but, when I saw the photo, I immediately knew it was an oak tree on the square. And, I knew which tree by the angle the photograph was taken.” Sponsored Content Submitted photoAn oak tree was planted on the downtown square in Troy in 1982 to celebrate the first anniversary of the Captain Thomas Carter, Sr. Chapter Daughters of the American Colonists. There were 21 members of the chapter, 13 of whom were descendants of Captain Thomas Carter, Sr. Pictured from left, Mrs. J.R. Sanders, Chaplain; Miss Fern Nix, Second Vice Regent; Mrs. Marvin Byrd, Associate Member; Mrs. G.T. Green, National Defense (kneeling); Miss Eunice Davison, Recording Secretary; Mrs. Max Folmar, Corresponding Secretary; Mrs. B.M. Flowers, Regent; Mrs. J.D. Gary, First Vice Regent; Mrs. Shelton Hay; Mrs. W.H. Quarles, Jr., Treasurer; and Mrs. Henry W. Folmar, Librarian. Downtown tree honors Troy history You Might Like “Deer Stand Hill in the historic downtown square in Troy was clearly a perfect place to plant an oak tree, which is doing so well 38 years later,” she said. “I’ve updated our records to including a wonderful photo I received from Duncan Lindsey next to the photo I had at the time of the dedication.”Genise didn’t know if the ladies who planted the tree were members of a chapter or a state project but she was interested in knowing the name of the chapter and about the dedication.   One of the ladies identified was Mary Alyce Sanders of Goshen. “The ladies in the photograph were members of the Captain Thomas Carter, Sr. Chapter, Daughters of the American Colonists,” Sanders said. “We celebrated our first anniversary by planting an oak tree, our symbol, on the historical downtown shopping square on January 16, 1982. Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsonlast_img read more