Charter Members
of the
Society of Mayflower Descendants
in the
State of North Carolina

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The Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of North Carolina was founded in 1924 with its organizing meeting and first annual meeting being held 21 November 1924 at the residence of Burnham Standish Colburn in Biltmore Forest, North Carolina.  This meeting was attended by 14 Charter Members and by Secretary General Addison P. Munroe who assisted in organizing our state society.  There were 21 Charter Members of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of North Carolina.  Each of the Charter Members had become a member of an existing state society and transferred membership to North Carolina in 1924.  These Charter Members are listed in the table below.

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 NC#    Name    Residence    Original State    & #    Ancestor  
 1    Burnham Standish Colburn    Biltmore Forest    Michigan    #44    Standish  
 2    Macon Rush Dunnagan    Winston-Salem    California    #756    Howland  
 3    Chester Pierce Munroe    Asheville    Rhode Island    #139    Warrren  
 4    Laura Johnson Baird    Charlotte    Wasington, DC    #375    Alden  
 5    Lee Alphonso Folger    Charlotte    Indiana    #55    Warren  
 6    Margaret Davis Winslow    Tarboro    California    #714    Howland  
 7    Leonard Tufts    Pinehurst    Massachusetts    #1679    Brewster  
 8    Florina Gertrude Worth John    Maxton    California    #506    Howland  
 9    Mary Reade Hall    Belmont    New York    #1478    Bradford  
 10    Mary Wilson Puett    Lenoir    Indiana    #78    Howland  
 11    Horace Waldo Porter    Greensboro    California    #914    Howland  
 12    James Gore King McClure, Jr.    Fairview    Illinois    #260    Howland  
 13    Luria Lyons Lee    Asheville    California    #924    Warrren  
 14    May Lovell Rhodes    Asheville    Massachusetts    #2446    Howland  
 15    Claude Romulus Dunnagan    Winston-Salem    California    #757    Howland  
 16    Edward Knox Powe    West Durham    Indiana    #56    Howland  
 17    Edward Knox Powe, Jr.    West Durham    Indiana    #57    Howland  
 18    Maud Dudley Shackelford    Tarboro    New York    #900    Doty  
 19    Metta Folger Townsend    Reidsville    California    #435    Howland  
 20    William Cullen Colburn    Biltmore Forest    Michigan    #100    Standish  
 21    Laura Holmes Reilley    Charlotte    Massachusetts    #2700    Allerton  

Note:  Burnham Standish Colburn (NC #1 & first NC Mayflower State Governor) was the Governor General of the General Society for six years, from 1933 to 1939.

 

Revised:  February 2, 2012