Grace Fisher DeuPree, daughter of the late Robert and Colista (Davis) Fisher was born near Longview, Texas. In 1946, she married Captain Charles Lamar DeuPree, US Army, and their life together was blessed with forty-nine years of marriage and four beautiful daughters, Della Grace, Anne Colista, Cecilia Valerie and Elisabeth Frances; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter and one great-grandson. With four sharp little minds eager for knowledge, and Mrs. DeuPree and her husband’s shared interest in history, their mutual pursuit of family genealogy was launched.

Shortly after the outbreak of WWII, the almost sixteen-year-old high-school graduate prepared for her eight-hundred-mile journey to attend Christian College (now Columbia College) in Columbia, Missouri. She earned an Associate in Music Degree and was awarded a Piano Teacher’s Certificate. The highlight of many concerts was Mrs. DeuPree’s participation in duo-piano performances. To further her education as a concert pianist, she attended Southern Methodist University where she studied with Dr. and Mrs. Paul van Katwijk in the Music School. Mr. Charles Lamar DeuPree disrupted the concentration of her studies and completion of her degree.


  • National Gavel Society
  • Order of the First Families of Virginia
  • National Society of the Colonial Dames of America
  • Order of the Crown in America
  • National Society Americans of Royal Descent (Second Vice President General; member of the Most Venerable Order of Saint Louis)
  • Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry (current President General)
  • Order of the Three Crusades, 1096-1192 (Recording Secretary General)
  • Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the United States of America (Member of the Council)
  • Order of Colonial Lords of Manors in America
  • Hereditary Order of Descendants of Colonial Governors (Second Deputy Governor General)
  • Order of the Merovingian Dynasty, Council, Founder Member
  • National Society of the Dames of the Court of Honor
  • Jamestowne Society, (Vice-President of Lone Star Company)
  • National Society Descendants of Early Quakers (Honorary National Presiding Clerk)
  • Colonial Dames of America
  • Dames of Colonial Cavaliers, 1640-1660 (Member of the Council)
  • National Society Magna Charta Dames
  • National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims (First Deputy Governor General)
  • Presidential Families of America
  • Order of the First Families of Maine
  • National Society Colonial Dames of the XVII Century
  • First Families of Georgia 1733-1797
  • Order of the First Families of Mississippi
  • National Society Order of Descendants of Ancient Planters
  • Friends of Saint George’s (descendant member)
  • National Society Daughters of the Seventeenth Century
  • Sons and Daughters of the Colonial and Antebellum Bench and Bar
  • Society of Descendants of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge
  • National Society Women Descendants of Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company
  • Flagon and Trencher
  • National Society Daughters of American Colonists
  • National Huguenot Society (Organizing Secretary General; Honorary State President of Texas)
  • Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia
  • Daughters of Colonial Wars
  • National Society of New England Women (Registrar of the Texas Society)
  • Hereditary Order Descendants Loyalists & Patriots American Revolution
  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
  • National Society Children of the American Revolution (life member)
  • National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters, 1607-186|
  • Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars
  • National Society Daughters of 1812
  • United Daughters of the Confederacy
  • Southern Dames of America, Texas Society
  • Daughters of the Republic of Texas

Other Notes

Mrs. DeuPree is an active member in her community. She is a communicant of Trinity Episcopal Church, in Dallas, Texas, and member of the Altar and Needlework Guilds. Mrs. DeuPree served on the Operating Committee and Board for the former Dean Memorial Home for Children for nine years until it closed becoming a center for dyslexic children. In addition, Mrs. DeuPree served on the Case Committee, as well as Chairman of monthly birthday parties.

She is a member of the Dallas Genealogical Society, the Dallas Eagle Forum, and a member of Lochridge Family Association. Furthermore, Mrs. DeuPree serves as Registrar, and on the Executive Committee of the highly-regarded Ligon Family and Kinsmen Association.

Mrs. DeuPree is a Charter Member of Dallas Needlework and Textile Guild and Greater Dallas Chapter of The Embroiderer’s Guild of America. She served as President of the Greater Dallas Chapter, and held a position on the board for six years. Mrs. DeuPree holds membership in the Dallas Knife and Fork Club; Lakeside Browning Club; Seneca Review Club; Matheon Club; and the Lady Day Reviewers. She is also a member of the Mary K. Craig Class.