Alfred Moore DAR Celebrates
The Alfred Moore Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrated the 85th anniversary of the chapter's founding at a luncheon held at The Country Club of North Carolina on Sept. 12.
The chapter held its first meeting in September 1924 at the home of its first regent, Harriet Katherine Reed Whitaker. The new chapter was named for Alfred Moore, a distinguished North Carolina patriot who fought in the Revolutionary War in the 1st North Carolina Regiment of the Continental Line, seeing action at Moore's Creek Bridge and in Charleston. He later served in the North Carolina Militia and was an aggressive participant in the local resistance to the British occupation of Wilmington.
Following the Revolution, Alfred Moore was elected attorney general of North Carolina in 1782 and went on to serve in the House of Commons (Representatives) before being appointed to the Supreme Court by President John Adams. He served on the court until 1804, when poor health forced him to retire.
Upon arrival at the luncheon, each member of the chapter was presented with a booklet containing the history of the Alfred Moore Chapter's first 85 years compiled by Historian Wilda Stovall.
After lunch, Regent Gloria Moore presented Years of Service Awards to 11 members of the chapter, including one to Margaret Jordan-Ellis for 59 years of service. She also recognized Jane McPhaul as the chapter's Outstanding DAR Member. All attending former regents of the chapter were also recognized.
The Alfred Moore Chapter plans to continue to carry out its mission to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism for many years to come. Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution should contact Gloria Moore at (910) 947-2086.
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