The Simon Bradford Chapter, United States Daughters of 1812 (U.S.D. 1812), has installed new officers who will serve for three years.


The officers are residents of Pine Bluff and Little Rock and include Kay Tatum, president; Marjo Dill, vice president; Sandra Poore, treasurer; Frances Jernigan, secretary; DeeLois Lawrence, chaplain; Jo Ann Cooper, registrar; and Karlynn Roberts, historian.


“The Simon Bradford Chapter was organized in Pine Bluff 107 years ago, the third chapter organized in the state,” according to a news release. “Organized by Mildred Taylor Bradford Saunders, the chapter started with 10 members.”


The chapter’s activities include awarding medals annually to JROTC cadets, supporting active duty military and veterans, and locating and marking the graves of veterans of the War of 1812.


“The National Society U.S.D. 1812 was founded in 1892 and the Arkansas State Society was organized in 1906. U.S.D. 1812 is a volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism and preserving and increasing knowledge of the history of the American people and especially the period of the War of 1812,” according to the release.


“Membership is available to women age 18 and over who can offer satisfactory proof that they are lineal descendants of an ancestor who, during the period of 1784-1815 inclusive, rendered civil, military, or naval service to our country,” according to the release.


Details: Kay Tatum, 501-529-3802.