The combined meeting at Belfast of the Sullivan Dunklin Chapter-Laurens and the Henry Laurens Chapter-Clinton welcomed Judi Romeo, S.C. District III director, a resident of Aiken and member of the Henry Middleton Chapter.


Jim Edwards, of the S.C. Natural Resources, spoke to chapter members on the history of Belfast, considered to be one of the oldest homes in Laurens. Edwards is also the son of Gov. Jim Edwards, who was the first Republican governor since the Reconstruction and the first U.S. Secretary of Energy. The Regent of Henry Laurens, Sarah Limehouse Armstrong, displayed many articles of historic value connected to the home.


William Dunlap Simpson was born at Belfast in Laurens County on Oct. 27, 1823, and is the descendant of the Scottish-Irish Presbyterians, emigrants from Belfast, Ireland.


In attendance with some 20-plus chapter members was State Vice Regent Dianne T. Culbertson and, also from Aiken, Romeo. The Belfast parlor was set up with light refreshments for all in attendance, compliments of the two chapters.


For information on the local Chapter D.A.R., call Carolyn at 649-7909.