President General Message
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2014 to
all UDC members and their families! The 120th Annual General
Convention in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was well-attended and will be
reported in an upcoming issue. The dedication of Oklahoma Daughters
was evident in every aspect of the convention, and we appreciate all
the arrangements made for us.
Exciting times are ahead! To give a gift to UDC, please help us by
submitting your approved Confederate Ancestor's biography (with a
digital photo, if available) as described below. Time is of the
The United Daughters of the Confederacy has teamed with Pelican
Publishing Company to produce the 2nd edition of the Patriot
Ancestor Album published during the Hilda Bell administration. This
long out-of-print hardcover volume will be completely updated with
additional new material submitted by our members. It will be
available for sale at the 2014 General Convention in Richmond.
You may submit a short biography of your Confederate ancestor(s),
and a photograph if one is available for inclusion in the book.
Please see the sample entry on the UDC web site. Entries may be
edited for brevity.
Mail or email all submissions to:
Lynda Moreau, General Chairman, Ways & Means
4009 Green Acres Rd., Metairie, LA 70003
Deadline for receipt of material is February 28, 2014.Please include
your name, address, phone number, email, and chapter name/number.
The Isle of Wight Chapter #699 celebrate the chapter's 110th
Jamie Likins, Myrna Sharon, President of the The
Isle of Wight Chapter #699 and Suzanne Townsend, Virginia Division
President, celebrate the chapter's 110th Anniversary at
chapter meeting in Smithfield, VA.
59th Annual CofC General
Memorial Service 2013
July 19, 2013
Front Row L to R: Mrs.
Jennie Widowski, Director General, CofC, Miss Jordan Joyner, Miss
Danielle Cain, Miss Audrey Joyner, Miss Jessica Sizemore, Mr.
Stewart Inman, Miss Loren Sterling, Mrs. Jamesene “Jamie” Likins,
President General UDC
Back Row L to R: Mr.
Daniel Gallagher, Miss Peyton Sammons, Miss Katie Sterling, Mr. Seth
Cook, President General CofC, Miss Susan Melton, Honorary President
of General CofC and Mr. A. J. Widowski, Ex-President General, CofC
In attendance at the June
3, 2013, Jefferson Davis Presidential Library Dedication
and Ribbon Cutting were, l. to r., Pam Trammel, Vice
President General; Jamie Likins, President General; Seth
Cook, President General CofC; and Celeste Young,
President Mississippi Division.
The United Daughters of the Confederacy is the outgrowth of many
local memorial, monument, and Confederate home associations and
auxiliaries to camps of United Confederate Veterans that were
organized after the War Between the States. It is the oldest
patriotic organization in our country because of its connection with
two statewide organizations that came into existence as early as
1890 -- the Daughters of the Confederacy (DOC) in Missouri and the
Ladies' Auxiliary of the Confederate Soldiers Home in Tennessee.
The National Association of the Daughters of the Confederacy was
organized in Nashville, Tenn., on September 10, 1894, by founders
Mrs. Caroline Meriwether Goodlett
of Nashville and Mrs. Anna
Davenport Raines of Georgia. At its second meeting in
Atlanta, Ga., in 1895, the Organization changed its name to the
United Daughters of the Confederacy. The United Daughters of the
Confederacy was incorporated under the laws of the District of
Columbia on July 18, 1919.
The objects of
the organization are Historical, Educational, Benevolent,
Memorial and Patriotic:
- To collect and preserve the material necessary for a
truthful history of the War Between the States and to protect, preserve, and
mark the places made historic by Confederate valor
- To assist descendants of worthy Confederates in securing
a proper education
- To fulfill the sacred duty of benevolence toward the
survivor of the War and those dependent upon them
- To honor the memory of those who served and those who
fell in the service of the Confederate States of America
- To record the part played during the War by Southern
women, including their patient endurance of hardship, their
patriotic devotion during the struggle, and their untiring
efforts during the post-War reconstruction of the South
- To cherish the ties of friendship among the members of
Membership is open to
women no less than 16 years of age who are blood descendants, lineal
or collateral, of men and women who served honorably in the
Army, Navy or Civil Service of the Confederate States of America, or
gave Material Aid to the Cause. If you are interested in joining,
please fill out our contact form below.
This updated web page is a
project of the "150 Years of Remembrance Committee"
to commemorate the
Sesquicentennial of the War Between the States.
Meet Your Officers
Left to Right- President General, Jamie
Likins; Vice President General, Pam Trammell, Second Vice
President General, Jamie Davis; Third Vice President
General, Jinny Widowski; Recording Secretary General, Betty
Arnold; and Registrar General, Jan Pieroni. Not pictured,
Historian General, Mary Jackson; Recorder General of MSA,
Jane Hampton; Treasurer General, Ms. Dolores Smith.
Jamesene E. Likins (Jamie) (Mrs. Roy Weldon) ~
Mrs. Harold Jay Trammell,
(Pam) ~Vice President General
Jamie Crump Davis ~Second Vice President General
Mrs. Ralph E. Widowski, (Jinny) ~ Third Vice President General
Ms. Betty Arnold ~ Recording Secretary General
Ms. Dolores Smith ~ Treasurer General
Mrs. Joseph Pieroni, (Jan) ~ Registrar General
Mrs. Jack E. Jackson (Mary)~ Historian General
Mrs. W. Charles Hampton
(Jane) ~ Recorder General of MSA
Mrs. Ernest L. Thompson, Jr., (Charlotte) ~ Corresponding
Secretary of General
Ms. Karen Pieroni ~ Children of the Confederacy Registrar of
Jane Corley ~ Assistant Recording Secretary of General
Mrs. Ronald M. Wells, (Cathy) ~ Assistant Registrar of
Mrs. J. Clifford Hardaway, (Julie) ~ Chaplain of General