Piomingo Chapter

National Society United States Daughters of 1812

Millington, Tennessee

Chapter President

Charter Members

Kay Parish Hudson, Organizing President
Bess C. Twaddle
Bettie P. Gustafson
Bonnie Crawford
Virginia L. Lemmon
Ella R. Emery
Polly O. Terry
Terry D. Nelson
Mrs. Donald Cecil Trolinger, President National
Mrs. Dee Wallace Ward, Jr., Recording Secretary National
Mrs. Joan Hill Hanks, Tennessee State President
Mrs. James J. Mason, Tennessee Recording Secretary

Welcome to the Piomingo Chapter
State of Tennessee Society
National Society United States Daughters of 1812


The U.S.D. of 1812, founded in 1892, is a volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving and increasing knowledge of the history of the American people by the preservation of documents and relics, marking of historic spots, recording of family histories and traditions, celebration of patriotic anniversaries, teaching and emphasizing the heroic deeds of the civil, military, and naval life of those who molded this Government between the close of the American Revolution and the close of the War of 1812, to urge Congress to compile and publish authentic records of men in civil, military, and naval service from 1784 to 1815 inclusive, and to maintain at National Headquarters in Washington D.C., a museum and library of memorabilia of the 1784-1815 period.

Chapter History

Piomingo Chapter of Millington was organized during the administration of Mrs. William O. Gordon on August 3, 1991.  Mrs. Henry Hudson was the first President.  In 2006, the Star-Spangled Banner Chapter disbanded and their members merged with Piomingo Chapter.

The Chapter is named for the Indian Chief Piomingo who assisted the Spanish explorers who first came to Memphis.  Chapter members have participated in the following events:  Marked graves of War of 1812 Veterans and a Real Daughter; presented JROTC medals; participated in the Millington Bi-Centennial Davy Crockett’s Great River Adventure; and sponsored a Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Bust of Andrew Jackson at the Shelby County Courthouse in Memphis on his birthday March 15 for the past two years.  Member Bettie Parker Gustafson served as TN State President 2006-2009 & Curator National 2009-2012.

Chapter Namesake – Piomingo

Piomingo was born about 1750 in a settlement in Mississippi and died in 1700.  Piomingo was a pre-removal chief who provided strong leadership for the Chickasaws during the 18th century.  He acted as a diplomat in order to protect Chickasaw sovereignty.  Piomingo met with other southeastern tribes, governors of states and President George Washington to reach agreements that benefitted his people.  One of his greatest achievements was the signing of the Treaty of Hopewell in 1786, which formalized the tribe’s alliance with the U.S. government.

Our Ancestors

Elkaneh Barney, VT
Soloman Beasley, TN
Walter Brashear, TN
Gabriel Bumpass, TN
John Cash, KY
Joel Chandler, VA
Oliver Chase, PA
Joseph Combs, KY
John Curlin, NC
Charles Lee Dibrell, KY
Berkley Donaldson, TN
William Douglass, OH
William Dudley, GA

Benjamin Fulghum, TN
Railford Fulghum, NC
Simon Galaspie/Gillespie, KY
James Glover, VA
William Gragg, SC
Asa Green, TN
Joshua Grider, KY
Jeremiah Hay, TN
Tilman Holland, MS
Tunis Hood III, NC
Henry Houser, SC
Daniel Humphrey, NC

Stephen Lacy, KY
Daniel Lane, MA
Isaiah Lane, MA
Jonathan Lassiter, NC
Joseph Manchester, RI
Matthew B. McClure, KY
Samuel McGaughey, AL
Reuben Melton, NC
Martin Murphree, TN
Wyatt Nance, NC
James Newsom, GA
Benjamin Oneil, NC

Frederick Parrett/Parrott Jr, VA
David Scarborough, MS
Wiley Swinney, GA
Jonah Vandervoort, OH
Newton Wall, TN
Richard Westrope, IN
Robert Wilson, OH