The Ten O'clock News

Newsletter of the Ten O'clock Line Chapter, NSDAR

May 2016

Regent's Message

Did you know that May is Military Appreciation Month? Saturday, May 21st is Armed Forces Day - a day to pay tribute to those brave men and women serving our country. On Monday, May 30th, we observe Memorial Day - a day to remember those who gave their lives in defense of our great country.

Just a reminder of our goal to set a new Guinness World Record! Each one of you can be a part of this worthwhile only takes a few minutes! We need your help! See the Project Patriot Update below for more information. I will be collecting your letters right up until we leave for Congress on June 10!

Our 115th Indiana State Conference will take place May 13-15 at the Indianapolis Marriott - East. I'll post photos from state conference on our chapter's Facebook page throughout the weekend so stay connected!

We had a wonderful meeting in April with David Reddick, the Volunteer Coordinator for Morgan County’s Indiana Bicentennial Celebration committee. Mr. Reddick gave an update on the Paul Hadley historic marker that has been a joint effort of Redevelop Mooresville and our chapter. He also informed us of upcoming bicentennial events taking place in our communities. See the Upcoming Events section below for more information. Thank you to our hostess, Patty Dow, for the excellent dinner!

Important note: Our May meeting (May 21) with Sammy Davis has been re-scheduled by the Bicentennial committee. So, we will use our May 21st time to spend a few hours in the Williams - Bradford cemetery located on Henderson Ford Rd., just east of State Rd. 37. We will be cleaning headstones and doing some light weeding and general cleaning of the cemetery. Please wear old comfortable clothing/shoes and gloves. Plan to bring your own snacks/light lunch if desired. We will begin at 9:00am and plan on quitting around 12:00. If you received a bucket and scrub brush last year when we cleaned, please bring it with you. Soap will be provided.

Our chapter will be presenting Medal of Honor Recipient Sammy Davis with a DAR Distinguished Citizens Medal on Friday, June 3 at Mooresville High School at 6:30pm. We would love to have many of our Ten O'clock Line Daughters in attendance to hear Mr. Davis' lecture and honor him as we give him one of our National Defense Committee awards.

Many Blessings,


Our Amazing Daughters

Helping our Homeless Veterans

Please take a moment and review the HVAF wish list to determine the current needs for our homeless veterans. Please try to bring one (or more) of the wish list items to our next meeting. As always, your cash donation (so that Phyllis can purchase needed items) will also be accepted.

Thank you again for your support of our veterans!

Patriot's Corner

Peter Scholl (later changed to Schull) was born January 11, 1761 in Frederick County, Maryland.

Peter Shull served as a Private in the American Revolution in the winter of 1777 and 1778. At this time he was residing in McAllister, York CO. PA. He served two months in Capt. Frederick Cutts Company and two months in Capt. Celwin's Company in Col. Albright's Regiment. He served two months under Maj. Bailey guarding prisoners and six and a half months in Capt. Patton's Company which was in Col. Rubley's Regiment.
After the war, Peter and his wife Anna Dorothea (a/k/a Dorothy) resided for three of four years in York County, PA, likely in German Township. He moved to Maryland, and lived about eleven miles from Fort Cumberland for two and a half years. He then moved to Fayette County, PA and lived there for seven years.

Kentucky Land Grants show Peter received 200 acres in 1799, for land on Pond River, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, where he lived until his death on November 22, 1834. He was buried in White County, IL just across the state line from his residence.

Peter Scholl's Ten O'clock Line descendants are Marilyn Roth and Kenzi Collins-Bottorff.

Project Patriot Update

Help DAR set a new world record!

Be a part of DAR history - it's as easy as writing a letter! That's right! DAR is collecting handwritten letters to our active military troops in an attempt to set the record for the Most letters to military personnel collected in one month.

Please note that there are participation rules that MUST BE FOLLOWED in order to qualify for the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attempt. These are the procedures that must be followed for participation:

  • All letters must be submitted in person during the week of Continental Congress. Your Regent and Vice Regent are going to Congress this year, so bring your letters to any of our upcoming chapter meetings!

  • Individuals may only personally write one letter each, but non-DAR members, such as family, friends and other community members, are also welcome to participate. There is no age restriction, so children may participate so long as all the letters meet the official guidelines. You are encouraged to collect as many letters as possible to bring to Congress! If you plan to work with a group of schoolchildren the return address on the envelope should be the school's address.

  • Every letter must contain three components:
    1. a greeting (e.g. Dear Soldier or Dear John Smith)
    2. an original message of support/ appreciation
    3. a closing (e.g. Love, Thanks, Sincerely) with a signature

  • Each letter should be in an UNSEALED envelope. The envelope should bear a 49-cent first class U.S. postage stamp, your return name/address should be on the envelope and it should be addressed to one of the military personnel listed here or addressed to an active duty individual you know personally. Letters should not be addressed to generic military base addresses. Letters must include all of these elements and be submitted at Congress or they are not eligible to be counted for the record. Please do not mail the letters on your own. While participants should only submit one letter each, multiple letters may be addresses to the same service member.

  • Both stationery and cards can be used as long as they are submitted in a stamped and addressed envelope. All letters should be hand written and should be original submissions from each individual participant. No form letters, templates or Xerox copies may be submitted.

  • An official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Adjudicator will be opening and inspecting random samples during the verification process. It is essential that every letter submitted follow these rules or it will be discarded by the adjudicator and not counted toward the record. DAR will seal and finalize the letters for mailing after the close of Congress.
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Upcoming Events

Morgan County Bicentennial Lecture Series: Frank Inn

Saturday, May 7th, 1pm

220 West Harrison Street

Mooresville, IN

As a part of the bicentennial observances in Mooresville, David Reddick will portray legendary animal trainer Frank Inn, who was born in Camby and attended Mooresville High School before finding his way to Hollywood. Inn was famous for training animals for small and big screen including Benji, "Cat" from "Breakfast at Tiffany's", and many animals for the show Beverly Hillbillies.

Indiana DAR State Conference

Friday, May 13th, 9am to Sunday, May 15th, 3pm

7202 East 21st Street

Indianapolis, IN

Mark your calendars and plan to attend our fun state conference!

Morgan County Bicentennial Lecture Series: John Wooden

Monday, May 16th, 6:30pm

190 North Sycamore Street

Martinsville, IN

Presented by Curtis Tomak

May Chapter Meeting - Williams-Bradford Cemetery

Saturday, May 21st, 9am-12pm

County Road 390 East

Martinsville, IN

Wear your work clothes and come ready to do a little work...and have a lot of fun! Please bring your own snacks/light lunch if desired.

DAR National site:

Indiana DAR site:

Username: Hoosier

password: 1816Indiana

Ten O'clock Line page:

Morgan County History & Genealogy page:

Morgan County Bicentennial Celebrations:

Notes & Quotes

Among the changing months, May stands confest The sweetest, and in fairest colors dressed.
~James Thomson

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May. ~William Shakespeare

The world's favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May. ~Edwin Way Teale

It's a new track record! ~Tom Carnegie