President George Ison


Welcome to the John Sevier Chapter (JSC) Honoring America's Patriots

Welcome to the John Sevier Chapter (JSC) Honoring America's Patriots

Welcome to the John Sevier Chapter (JSC) Honoring America's Patriots Welcome to the John Sevier Chapter (JSC) Honoring America's Patriots

Tennessee Society 

Sons of the American Revolution

(Serving Hamilton, Marion, Bledsoe, Rhea, and Sequatchie  Counties, TN ) 

who we are and what we do

Remembering the Past


By honoring those who served in uniform or assisted the colonies during the Revolutionary War. 

We are Building the Future


 By protecting our Constitution and perpetuating American ideals and traditions. And by keeping our true American History alive. 

We help in Shaping the Young


By educating our youth about the Constitution and those who developed our American ideals and traditions. And, by remembering all those who have fought and those who died for our freedoms.

In memory of our compatriot


Gene Franklin Johnson


Gene Franklin Johnson, born September 3,  1942, went to be with the Lord while at home with his spouse, Betty  Jean, and his beloved pet beagle, Clark Kent Super Dog, by his side on  January 16, 2020.

 Mr. Johnson, age 77, was preceded in death  by his parents, Curren Buell and Nellie Katharine Lovell Johnson; a  sister, Nell Johnson Roark; his first spouse, Beverly Ann Pittman  Johnson; brother Leon Mitchell “Phillip” Johnson; a niece, Sharon Roark  Lovell, all from Harrison, TN and daughter, Dena Hammack Boles (Stuart),  New Port Richey, FL.

Survivors include his current spouse Betty  Jean Fry Hammack Johnson, Harrison, TN, and sons Christopher Brett  (Mallory) Johnson and grandson, Curren Birch, Sacramento, CA; Tyler  Mitchell Johnson, Hoover, AL; Justin Ray Hammack (Rebecca), Huntsville,  AL; nephew, Robin (Melaine) Johnson and nieces, Vicki Roark Lee, and  Phyllis Johnson Hickman; all from Harrison, TN.

Gene was raised and grew up in the  communities of Birchwood, Friendship and Harrison, TN.  He graduated  from the University of Alabama and spent 33 years in the banking  business.  He had authored several books and was currently writing his  own autobiography “Reflections”.  He was well-known for his research  abilities in establishing family roots and recording their history in  the communities of Birchwood, Friendship, and Harrison, TN

Gene was a member of Maple Grove Baptist  Church, Harrison, TN.  He was also a member of the Roark-Conner  Association and the TN Sons of the American Revolution Society.

The family wishes to express their  heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the staff of the East Team of  Hospice of Chattanooga for their care and kindness.  In lieu of flowers,  please celebrate Gene’s memory by donating to Hospice of Chattanooga,  4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN  37343.

In keeping with Gene’s wishes for not  having a formal visitation or memorial service, the family request you  not dwell on the sadness of his passing but remember the good times you  shared with him throughout his lifetime.

Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson

Help US Honor Our Patriot Ancestors

Your generous donation will directly fund our efforts to identify and honor American Revolutionary War Patriots buried in our service area, and our efforts to encourage students to participate in our historical education programs.  (Compatriot donations of $60.00 or more are recognized for its role in a Grave Marking Ceremony - contact the web master)

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Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

George Washington Banquet Celebration (1st Quarter 2020 Dinner Meeting) Black Tie,  Social hour at 6 PM with Dinner at 6:30 PM, Thursday, 6 FEB 2019

MORE INFO   Members, wives, prospective members, other interested parties are invited to attend.



John Sevier Chapter Information

Quarterly Dinner RSVP due ASAP!

2019-11-07, John Sevier Chapter of the TNSSAR Quarterly Dinner Invitation (FINAL V1) (pdf)


Friends of the Library brochure (pdf)


Youth Programs (pdf)


Brainerd Mission Cemetery Project (pdf)


SAR History-1925-1982 (pdf)


John Sevier Personal History (pdf)


Hamilton_County_Rev_War_Pensioners (pdf)


Compatriot Grave Marking Medal Application (pdf)


129th TNSSAR Annual Meeting Registration Form 22-23 MAR 2019 (docx)


Agenda for JSC Planning Meeting 11 Apr 2019 (pdf)


2018 Officers & Board (pdf)


2019-08-01, John Sevier Chapter of the TNSSAR Quarterly Dinner Invitation (FINAL V1) (1) (pdf)