President and Founder
Donald Lee Christian, Jr.
Mr. Christian is a native of Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama where many of his family lines have lived for more than two hundred years. He holds a BA in History from the University of Alabama, and a JD from the Cumberland School of Law. He has been engaged in the private practice of law in Huntsville for more than thirty years. He and his wife Tracey are active members at the Church of the Nativity Episcopal where he served as a Member of the Vestry (2016-18), as Treasurer (2017), on the Wardens Council (2017-18), and as Senior Warden (2018.) He presently serves on the Board of Directors for First Stop, and is a graduate of the Leadership Huntsville program (L-34 – 2021). He and his wife Tracey support the Huntsville Historic Foundation, the Huntsville Museum of Art, and are members of the Nashville Opera Guild.
He serves as Chancellor of the Society of Colonial Wars-Alabama, and as Chancellor General of the Sons & Daughters of Colonial & Antebellum Bench & Bar. He is a member of a number of hereditary societies, including: The Jamestowne Society, the Society of Colonial Wars (Alabama & Florida), The Order of Indian Wars of the United States, the Ancient Heraldic & Chivalric Order of Albion, the General Society of the War of 1812, the Order of Descendants of Colonial Physicians & Chirurgiens, the National Society Sons of the American Colonists, and the St. Andrews Society of the Middle South.
Vice President and Founder
Thomas Edward Jacks
Thomas E. Jacks is an eighth generation native of Alabama. Born in Huntsville, he grew up in New Market near where his ancestors settled in 1806. Tom holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science (Mechanical Engineering) from Auburn University. He has spent most of his career in the aerospace industry, with nearly twenty five years with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Tom is currently Chief of the Engineering Division at Stennis Space Center in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi. Tom and his wife, Tara, live in Mandeville, Louisiana, and have four children. They are active members of St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Mandeville, Louisiana. Tom is an adult leader in BSA Troop 111 in Mandeville.
Tom is a member of a number of hereditary societies, including the Sons of the Revolution, the Society of Colonial Wars, the Ancient Heraldic and Chivalric Order of Albion, and the Order of Founders and Patriots of America. He is a former Vice President General of the Sons of the American Revolution (2009-10) and the recipient of the SAR’s Minuteman Award (2010). He served as President General of the General Society of the War of 1812 (2014-2017) and President General of the Sons and Daughters of the Colonial and Antebellum Bench and Bar 1565-1861 (2020-2022). He is currently the First Deputy Governor General of the National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims, Treasurer General of the Order of Indian Wars of the United States, and Treasurer General of the National Gavel Society.
Secretary and Founder
Leslie Ann Kirk
Leslie Ann Kirk was born in Montgomery and is a proud eighth generation Alabamian. She lived her early years near the homestead of one of her Alabama Territory ancestors. Her maternal line has been buried in that same community at Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery (Historical Marker HM1F4C) for almost 200 years. Leslie currently lives on the beautiful Lake Jordan in Titus, AL with her husband Durward Mark Henderson. She has one son Jarett Kirk Nobles of Dallas, TX.
Leslie is a retired homecare director for Baptist Medical Center in Montgomery and enjoys horse rescue and photography in her spare time. She was a Dale Carnegie Leadership Trainer for over 10 years, she served two terms on the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) Historical Records Advisory Board and two terms on the Alabama Veterans Administration Volunteer Services Board. Leslie designed and maintains the websites for 45 hereditary societies on a national, state and chapter level.
Leslie is a member of National Gavel Society, Founders Fellowship and serves on the Hereditary Society Community website committee. She holds an office or membership in numerous lineage societies and has been founder or co-founder of eight organizations. She currently serves as President General of the Order of the Steel Magnolias and is the former Governor General of the Sons and Daughters of Virginia Founding Fathers. She has received several national awards for her hereditary society work.
Lynda Paulette Aydelott Moreau
Lynda Paulette Aydelott Moreau is a native of Winnfield, Louisiana, but has made her home in the New Orleans, Louisiana area for the past 40 years. Lynda attended the University of New Orleans, where she studied history, with specialties in the War Between the States and Victorian England. Lynda is the owner of Silent Partners Estate Sales, which has conducted dozens of professional residential estate sales and liquidations every year for the past 14 years.
On a local level, Lynda has served as President of the New Orleans Fine Arts Society, sang with the New Orleans Opera Company for 10 years (appearing in over 40 productions), and is a member of MENSA and several private clubs. She is an active parishioner at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and was recently invested as a Dame in the Equestrian Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre. She is also a Grand Dame of Ethiopia, an honor bestowed on her by Prince Ermias Salassi, President of the Crown Council of Ethiopia. Lynda and her husband of 36 years, Shannon Walgamotte, have two grown children.
Lynda is an experienced genealogist and currently serves as Registrar National for the United States Daughters of 1812. She is Past Registrar General for the Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars. Her direct lineage includes several individuals, both male and female, who resided in the Alabama Territory during the French Colonial period. A member of the Gavel Society, Lynda is currently the presiding officer of the Louisiana Colonials. She is an officer or member in over 40 lineage societies, including the Baronial Order of Magna Carta, the Jamestowne Society, the Colonial Dames of America, The Military Order of the Crusades, and the Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America.