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 Historical Group Meets at Friends Fellowship

January 3, 2007 - Members of the Weetomp Chapter of the Daughters of the American Colonists met on Friday, December 8, at Friends Fellowship. Hostess and Regent Helen Hudson greeted members in a beautifully decorated dining room. Those members attending the meeting included Margaret Brower, Joan Short, Cynthia Rhoades, and new member Norma Jefferson. Several guests also attended including Nancy Merkamp, Margery Pepiot, Virginia Parsons, and Luan Webb.

Regent Hudson called the meeting to order and the Pledge of Allegiance, the American's Creed, the Object of the Society and the Ritual were repeated in unison. Chapter treasurer Margaret Brower reported Ted Blevins had cleaned the veteran gravestones of J.W. Tingle at Greens Fork Fairfield Cemetery and M.L. Frazier at Milton Southside. Member Joan Short announced she is inquiring about the cleaning of the plaque at the Log Cabin in Centerville that was placed there in honor of deceased charter member Gene McClelland. Margaret Brower presented the program for the evening, the first in a series on "The Oldest House in My Neighborhood" which is a DAC national project begun in 2006.

Brower told the group that James Wilcox purchased the land on what is now known as the Brower farm in 1817. The Wilcox family transferred the property, which included 127 acres and the home, to Jacob Allen in 1852 for the sum of $2,160. In 1901, Jacob's son, Lewis Allen, bought the farm and added more land in 1903. The property passed down to the children of Lewis, including Caroline Allen Brower and her husband, Grover Brower, to their son Russell Brower. Russell and his wife, Margaret, the current owners and residents of the property, bought half of the 147 acres that included the house and outbuildings for $13,000 in 1964. In 1991, Russell and Margaret made some improvements to the home by enlarging the kitchen, adding a shower to the first-floor bathroom, and adding vinyl siding to the house. The improvements cost the Browers nearly double what they had originally paid for the entire property.

Following lunch, the members joined the Edward Pearson Chapter of Colonial Dames XVII Century in an annual auction of items donated by members of both chapters. The use of the proceeds will be determined later. The Daughters of the American Colonists continue to concentrate on veteran services, colonial and genealogical research, and patriotic education.



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