The Simon Bradford Chapter, United States Daughters of 1812 (U.S.D. 1812) gave special recognition to long time member Frances Jernigan. At its recent meeting held at the Pine Bluff Country Club, Jernigan received the 40-year award.

Jernigan joined U.S.D. 1812 under her ancestor, William O’Kelley, according to a news release. Jernigan’s varied interests are reflected in several memberships where she has held many offices and chairs.

Her love of history and genealogy led to memberships in Arkansas United Methodist Historical Society, Arkansas United Methodist Museum Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, where she served as Regent in the Gilbert Marshall Chapter, Magna Charta Dames, Jamestowne Society, John Eliot Chapter Colonial Dames of the Seventeenth Century, Colonial Dames of America, American Descendants of the House of Burgesses 1619-1699, Lt. Samuel Cherry Chapter Daughters of the American Colonists, Arkansas Pioneers, Friends of the Arkansas Archives, Arkansas Historical Association - Life Member, Old Independence County Museum, Friends of the Old State House and the Arkansas Art Center – former docent.

In addition she has found time to be involved at the St. James United Methodist Church, University of Arkansas Alumni Association, Greater Little Rock Chapter of the Zeta Tau Alpha Alumnae - Past President and Chapter I, PEO Sisterhood - Past President, according to the release.

Also at the recent USD meeting, other business included appointing a 2019 State Council Committee. The council will be held in Pine Bluff in February 2019. The National Society U.S.D. 1812 President National, Mary Raye Casper of New York, will be the special guest at the state wide gathering.

Details: Simon Bradford Chapter President, Kay Tatum, 501-529-3802.