|United Daughters of the
James B. Gordon Chapter #211
Forsyth County, NC
Chartered March 30, 1898
North Carolina Division
The James B. Gordon Chapter of the UDC was formed in Winston-Salem on the 30th of March 1898, with
twenty-four charter members: Mesdames Lucy Graham Young, J.B. Whitaker, Jr.,Louisa Wilson Bitting,
B.B. Owen, M.N. Williamson, J.O. McGruder, Clement Manly, James Shepherd, J.H. Jefferson, Samuel
Smith, W.J. Carter, J.P. Fearrington, S.R. Hay, M.W. Norfleet, George Follin, Delos Thomas,
Miss Carrie Shepherd, Mesdames P.R. Casey, H.L. Riggins, Lucretia Gorrell Farris,
May Barber Follin, H. Montague, Bessie Smith Green, and Miss Bessie Blum.
The chapter was named for Gen. James B. Gordon of Wilkesboro, N.C., a famed and gallant cavalry
leader, who formed the Wilkes Valley Guards. He was fatally wounded in the Battle of the Wilderness and
died May 16, 1864. He was buried in the St. Pauls Episcopal Church Cemetery in Wilkesboro, N.C.
The first moving picture ever shown in Winston-Salem was in the old Armory, under the
auspices of the James B. Gordon Chapter, to raise funds for the Confederate Monument
now standing on the Old Courthouse Square, and which was unveiled October 3, 1905
Apr. 7, 1906- The Twin-city Sentinel: The iron fence with granite base to
be put around the Confederate monument on the court house square will
add much to the beauty of the monument itself. The county commissioners
did well to authorize the erection of this fence.
|"You Must Believe in your organization if you want others to.
Be informed and keep your members informed.
Don't say 'We Are Too Old'
-- no one is ever too old to be a good daughter...."
Mrs. Pansy Blanton Fetzer, Division President
1963 NC Division Convention
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