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The Tennessee Branch is the state organization of the Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia and is composed of four chapters

Captain Nicolas Martiau Chapter -- West Tennessee

Jean Pierre Bondurant Chapter -- Middle Tennessee

John Sevier Chapter - East Tennessee

William Witt Chapter -- East Tennessee

We welcome prospective members and are ready to assist prospects with their genealogy and applications. Searching for your Huguenot ancestors is a fulfilling effort and membership a pride, but the lasting result is knowing that you descend from a courageous and dedicated French Huguenot.

For inquiry or assistance in joining our society please contact:
Martha Cummings at

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Tennessee Branch


President – Wanda Taylor (JS)

First Vice President – Rick Hollis (JPB)

Second Vice President – Janie Bitner (JS)

Chaplain – Cindy Waters (JPB)

Recording Secretary – Beth McKay (JPB)

Registrar – Martha Cummings (JS)

Treasurer – Olivia Chandler (CNM)

Historian – Randall Chandler (CNM)

Librarian – Diana West (JS)

Flag Custodian – Coplin Curtis (JPB)

              Appointed Positions:

Corresponding Secretary – Martha Ann Whitt (JS)

Parliamentarian –  Ellen Davis (JPB)

Advisors –  Carla Riley, Carolyn Marvil


* At the 2023 Annual Fall TN Branch Meeting, a bylaw change was approved to elect TN Branch officers in ODD years instead of EVEN years.  In the future, the TN Branch Officer election will align with the National Officer election (which is every two years in ODD-numbered years).  All have agreed to serve one extra year during this term.

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