Mary Coffin Starbuck Chapter

Hendersonville, North Carolina

Our society honors our Colonial Ancestors that were here in America before 1701. Our members are descended from the most extraordinary people and adventurers that ever lived. Through research and documentation, our members show that they are direct descendants from their colonial family members.

Our chapter follows the objectives of our National Society which is to fulfill the mandate of the founders to perpetuate the memory of the colonists and their lasting legacy of virtue, courage and patriotism that are the foundations of the character of this great nation.


  1. To aid in the preservation of records and historical sites of our country.
  2. To foster interest in historical colonial research.
  3. To support the youth of our country in education.
  4. To commemorate the noble and heroic deeds of our ancestors who were the founders of this great Republic.
  5. To zealously maintain the high principles of virtue, courage and patriotism which led to the independence of the Colonies and laid the foundation for the establishment of the United States of America.
  6. To maintain a Library of Heraldry and preserve the lineage and Coats of Arms of our Armorial Ancestors.
  7. To develop a library specializing in the seventeenth century American colonial data.

Chapter members celebrate the marking of the Buncombe Turnpike with an historic program and traditional musical tribute to the drovers’ road. (Photo from Diane Janis)

Members of the Mary Coffin Starbuck Chapter.

Members of the Mary Coffin Starbuck Chapter. (Photo from Diane Janis)

The Buncombe Turnpike marker is unveiled. It is designating this as an historic site significant in the development of Western North Carolina. The ceremony was a fitting tribute to the chapter’s perseverance and to the frontiersmen, settlers, and drovers who traveled along the route. (Photo from Diane Janis)

We explore not only our past but also our present. Dianne Janis thanks speaker Jennifer Pittman for her program on N.C. Guardian ad Litem and the need for volunteer advocates who will offer physical and emotional support and give a voice to children in need. (Photo from Diane Janis)