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Persis Lovely Chapter, Clarksville, AR - NSDAR

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Mrs. Janis P. Lindemann of Russellville, Arkansas was the organizing regent of this chapter which was confirmed by DAR with the name of "Persis Lovely" on October 11, 1985.

The chapter was named after the wife of Major William Lewis Lovely, an agent to the Cherokee Indians in the early 1800s. In 1813, he was appointed the Cherokee agent in Arkansas and settled with his wife near what later became known as Dwight Mission, west of present-day Russellville.

Major Lovely was in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War and participated in the capture of Lord Cornwallis. Lovely died in 1817, and Persis Lovely died January 18, 1841, at the age of 71 years.

In a letter date June 20, 2016, the chapter regent informed the organizing secretary general that the chapter would be closing. This website will no longer be updated.


William L. Lovely Revolutionary Memorial, Russellville, AR