In The Beginning….

About 1992 the national membership voted to start a Tennessee and Texas local chapter that would meet regularly between the reunion years.

Records for the West Tennessee chapter of the Direct Descendants and Kin of David Crockett show the first meeting was April 16th 1994 in Paris, TN. Officers were elected and membership cards were printed.  Membership rolls and minutes are on file for 1994-2003.

Many projects were completed and Crockett-related events attended by the members. One of the most challenging projects both in labor and expense was saving the old Tharpe family cemetery where two of David Crockett’s granddaughters, Alice Ann Crockett Tharpe and Mary Elizabeth Crockett Tharpe are buried. No one will forget the parade where members dressed in period dress and rode in a horse driven wagon.

The minutes are so interesting to read. This group had big ideas at every meeting and got some of them done and all with pictures.1992

(Front row L-R)  Sherri Frensley Carvalho, Budgie Hendrix, Mary B. Hendrix, Martha Mathis Jackson
Rebecca Ann “Becky” Jackson
(Back Row L-R) Bobby Bland, Joy Norwood Bland, Paul Crockett, Olivia Crockett, Bernice Gregson
Cannon, Jim Dumas (Founder of DDKDC)