Daughters of the American Revolution


Talking Leaves Chapter

Muldrow, Oklahoma
serving Sequoyah County, Oklahoma


The TALKING LEAVES CHAPTER of the Oklahoma Society Daughters of the American Revolution, was named in honor of SEQUOYAH, a Cherokee Indian.  He was born about 1760 in eastern Tennessee, from a family respected for its knowledge of tribal traditions and religion. As he met many white people, he became fascinated with their method of communicating by writing.  SEQUOYAH spent twelve years developing a syllabary for his people.  Not having access to paper, he wrote on leaves, hence the name, "TALKING LEAVES."  This was completed in 1821. His objective was to record the ancient tribal culture in a permanent form. He moved to Indian Territory in the 1830s. 



Regent Patricia Rogers
Vice Regent Marcia Tomlin
Chaplain Janice Luster
Recording Secretary Bethia Owens
Treasurer Janice Luster
Registrar Saundra Williams


Mrs. Richard Chuculate- Organizing and Charter Member

Miss Majorie E. Wycoff

Mrs. Okla Paine Ford

Mrs. Garthel Shepherd

Mrs. Paul F. Agent

Mrs. Donald Stewart- Organizing and Charter Member, Past Chapter Regent

Mrs. George McGee- Organizing and Charter Member, Past Chapter Regent

Mrs. George H. Stewart

Mrs. F. Orville Bevins

Mrs. Clarence William Justice- Past Chapter Regent

Mrs. Ben Mouser



Past Kiamichi Country District Director from Talking Leaves Chapter

Mrs. Vester Troxel
Mrs. Robert Gunn

Past State Historians

Mrs. Vester Troxel
Mrs. Edward Drew


Oklahoma State Outstanding Junior- Kari Sue Troxel Purdin     1988

Oklahoma State Outstanding Junior- Bethia Bagley Owens       1990


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Updated on September 4, 2014