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Historic Preservation Medal and Certificate Awarded to Robert B. Ellison, Past President and current Board Member of the UCCA

           

Pictures of presentation and reception at the Bonny Kate Chapter DAR who sponsored this award . A special thanks to Carol P. MacDougall, Bonny Kate Chapter Member, who funded the Medal. Also, a special thanks to Bonnie Heiskell Peters, Union County, TN Historian, who wrote a letter of recommendation.

American Heritage Chairman Jeannette Williams during presentation said it was with great pride that we honor one of our own and a privilege to have submitted his name. Mr. Ellison a natural leader is very supportive of the DAR as a "HODAR" (husband of ). I personally have served as an officer and volunteer at the Union County Historical Society when he was a Board Member and later President. He has helped many people with their genealogy research at the Roy Acuff Union Museum and Library. He has accompanied researchers to access family cemeteries which are difficult to find. Mr. Ellison has obtained copies of several local Church Minutes to preserve the information for future use in genealogical research, etc. The National Society of the DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION Presley M. Wagoner, President General NSDAR and Ann Salley Crider, National Chairman of the American Heritage Committee Dedicated to the Preservation of our American Heritage: Its Built and Natural Environments Presents this certificate to ROBERT B. ELLISON in Recognition of Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation. The years of Historic Preservation began in 2000 to present for Mr. Ellison. The Criteria Focus on Historic Preservation of the recipient was to restore or preserve objects of historic cultural significance, undertook youth leadership or education, as it pertains to historic preservation. The major historic preservation work was accomplished through the establishment and continued efforts of the Union County Cemeteries Association. Thru his guidance of locating, identification, documentation and publication the preservation of our ancestral cemeteries will be a visual genealogical tool for future generations. His Historic Preservation efforts are by no means limited to cemeteries. A letter of recommendation was written by Bonnie Heiskell Peters, Union County, TN Historian. She wrote it is with great pleasure that I recommend Robert Ellison and enclosed pages which outline and summarize some of his accomplishments. Supportive documentation was submitted.

Front: Theo & Linda Coppock - Vice President UCCA; Ellen Perry - Secretary UCCA; Evelyn McAfee; Back: Leon Graves - President UCCA; Walter McAfee - UCCA Board Member; Robert B. Ellison - Recipient

Fred Medley - Secretary Powell Lodge # 582 F.&A.M.;  Edith Medley - Powell Chapter OES #335

Gerry Myers - President Campbell County Historical Society; Robert B. Ellison - Recipient; Leon Graves - President UCCA

Joan Purkey - Chaplain; Jamie Osborn - New Member presented; Patricia Hunter - Historian & Membership Committee

Jeannette Williams - American Heritage Chairman - Robert B. Ellison, Recipient- Ollie K. Ellison, Regent  -Bonny Kate Chapter

Bonnie H. Peters - Union County Historian ; Our deepest thanks to her for everything.

Robert B. Ellison, Past President and current Board Member of the UCCA, received a Historic Preservation Medal and Certificate from The National Society of the Daughter of the American Revolution on April 11, 2007