27th Anniversary Celebration of Jonesborough Genealogical Society

Jonesborough Genealogical Society
Event Location: 
Washington County-Jonesborough Library
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 9:30am


 The Jonesborough Genealogical Society (JGS) will be celebrating its 27th anniversary and inducted the “Hall of Fame” Class of 2017, Doloros Britton Horne, into the Jonesborough Genealogical Society “Hall of Fame” on Saturday, April 22, at 10:00 a.m. at the Washington County-Jonesborough Library, 200 Sabin Drive, Jonesborough, Tennessee. Brunch will be at 9:30 a.m., the public is invited. Allen Dale Jackson, USAF (Ret.), will present a program entitled, “Doughboys of Jonesborough.” Jackson will speak on the men and women who fought in World War I from Jonesborough. In the centennial year of the United States entering World War I, it is important for us to remember those who came before and honor their memory and learn their stories.

102416-va-cemetery-book-01-jpgBorn in Johnson City, Tennessee, Allen Dale Jackson is an avid military historian in East Tennessee. Jackson was raised in Jonesborough, and attended Lamar School and graduated from David Crockett High School before entering the United States Air Force in 1981, where he served for 26 years in a variety of positions in Security Forces (Police).  During his service, he visited over 100 countries/territories and served in 6 campaigns, which include: Panama (Operation Just Cause), Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, Bosnia (Operation Constant Guard), Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, and others. Jackson holds two associate degrees and one bachelor’s degree in Industrial Security, Education (teaching), and Criminal Justice.

            Jackson, currently, serves as Historian for the Johnson City/Washington County, TN Veterans Memorial Foundation; Historian/Researcher, East TN Veterans Memorial Association; Historian, Tri-Cities Military Affairs Council; Historian, American Legion King’s Mountain Post #24. Active in the Davy Crockett Ruritan District and is a Past Governor having served two terms (2012 & 13). He is currently enjoying retired life in Jonesborough with his wife of 35 years, Susan Jane Blair, and their son, an English Bull Terrier, named “Bossley.”

Horne2Doloros Britton Horne has been a member of the Jonesborough Genealogical Society since 2005, when she moved back to Jonesborough. She supports the society’s Genealogy Days, held on the 4th Saturday of each month, at the Washington County- Jonesborough Library. She has also been a director of the JGS, since 2012. While working with members and researching local history, she has been able to connections with early settlers in Washington Co., including Jacob Brown, the wagon maker, who is her 5th great grandfather. Also she descends from the Emigrant John Bayless, who was born in England;  Daniel Bayless, who was born in 1683 at Jamaica, Queens, NY; and Samuel Bayless, an early settler in Washington Co. Doloros was born in Greene Co., to Sidney Britton and Avis Marion. Doloros and her husband, Herb, and their two sons lived in various cities in NC including Charlotte. While living in Raleigh, NC, she worked at Carolina Power & Light where she retired after 25 years. Also while living in Raleigh, NC, Doloros was able to research at the NC Archives focusing on her Britton paternal ancestors. Daniel Britton, her 4th great grandfather, moved from Guilford Co, NC to Greene Co. TN in.1788/1789. Doloros is a member of the First Families of TN. At the present time, Doloros is a member of the JGS, Daughter of American Revolution, and Colonial Dames. She has been a member of the Jonesborough United Methodist Church.

The Jonesborough Genealogical Society was formed in April 1990.  On Wednesday, August 22, 1990, the Jonesborough Genealogical Society column, "Digging For Your Roots," first appeared in the Jonesborough Herald & Tribune with Editor Loraine Bennett Rae. Today, the “Digging For Your Roots” column is written by Judge John Kiener, who is celebrating his 21styear of editing this column.  The Jonesborough Genealogical Society meets on the 4th Saturday, January through October as we have our “Genealogical Day” at the Washington County- Jonesborough Library.  We invite you to visit our web page at jgstn.wordpress.com or join our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Jonesborough-Genealogical-Society/106301156111713. 

     For more information on this event or any other event of the JGS please contact, Gene Hurdt, President, at (423) 753-9770 or by e-mail at jgs1990@centurylink.net.