to the website for the
National Society of Women Descendants of the
Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company
KATHRYN THOMPSON CAREY
President National 2019-2022
MAXIM - "Deeds not words" - (On the arms of the Ancients)
MOTTO - "Set a watch lest old traditions fail"
TOAST- "To peace and freedom for all mankind"
This Genealogical organization, founded in 1927, of the Women Descendants of the Ancient & Honorable Artillery is made up of lineal descendants of the 24 Founders of 1637 and for all members of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company between 1638-1774. for lineal descendants of the General court of Massachusetts Bay when the Charter was granted in 1638, namely, the Governor, the Governor's Council and for the Deputies to the General Court of 1638. Also included in the Ancient and Honorable society of women descendants are lineal descendants of the Clergymen who were invited to preach an Annual Election Sermon.
Lineal descendants of these several groups must possess the accepted genealogical qualification for membership. The national genealogist will check any applicant's papers for accuracy. A local genealogist will check any applicant's papers before they are sent on to the national genealogist. This genealogical organization of the Ancient and Honorable women descendants exists in 23 states.
The local members are anxious to help any woman who learns that she is a lineal descendant of a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company. If you have never experienced filling out genealogical papers, the local members will be happy to help you learn how to prove your lineage.
The founding members of this genealogical organization were: Mrs. Francis A. Tappan,
Mrs. C. N. Jewett and Mrs. Lucile T. Moreland. This genealogical organization of the Ancient and Honorable Women Descendants was founded in Kansas City, Missouri. For more on our History, please click the hyperlink above or either History link.