Upper Cumberland Chapter

National Society United States Daughters of 1812

Sparta, Tennessee

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

For more than a century, the members of the National Society United States Daughters of 1812, have dedicated themselves to patriotism, preservation of documents and relics, and education.  These goals are as relevant in today’s society as they were when the organization was founded in 1892.

The Purpose of the Society

∙ Promotion and education of The Flag House and Star-Spangled Banner Museum, Old Fort Niagara, Fort McHenry, and St. Michael and All Angel’s Church in England.

∙ Provide reading materials to the American Merchant Marine Library Association which was created to meet the demands of the men in our Merchant Marine for reading matter by providing an exchange Library Service to American ships.

∙ Help to support schools for under privileged children.

∙ Support of America’s Veterans.

∙ JROTC and ROTC awards.

∙ American Flag education.


Membership is available to women age eighteen 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, rendered material aid to the U.S. Army or Navy, or who participated in the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Junior membership is available to girls and boys from birth through age 21. For additional information regarding membership, please visit the National Society United States Daughters of 1812.

Chapter History

Upper Cumberland became the 25th chapter organized in the state on August 4, 1990, during the Cantrell administration, by Mrs. Scott Deathridge III in Sparta.  Mrs. Deathridge served as the first president.

The chapter was named for the area of Tennessee and includes the counties of Cumberland, Overton, Putnam, Smith, and White.