Jane Elizabeth Routt Power, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, is the daughter of Robert Ralph and Maurine Scott Routt. She was married to the late John Michael Power, and has four stepsons: Michael, Stephen, Barry and Jason Power, as well as nine (9) grandchildren and four (4) great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Power received her B.S. in Education, History and English, North Texas State University. During her career she was the Director of Human Resources at Garrett Electronics, Inc. dba Garrett Metal Detectors. Garrett is a world-wide company manufacturing security and hobby metal detectors. Additionally, Mrs. Power has been the president/owner of J&J Power Communications for over twenty-five (25) years; a woman/minority-owned certified advertising specialties, promotion and marketing company.

Society Memberships

  • Founders Fellowship (President; Vice President; Founding Secretary)
  • Crown and Sceptre (Co-Founder)
  • Descendants of Early Postmasters 1706-1900 (President General; Chaplin General; Founding Recording Secretary General)
  • DELMARVA First Families (President; Reorganizing Registrar)
  • Legion of Vikings and Valkyries (Founding President)
  • Military Order of the Southern Cross in the Pacific Theater (Founding President)
  • Non Compos Mentis (Founding President)
  • The IX (Chief Justice; Founding Genealogist)
  • National Society of New England Women (Honorary President General)
  • Order of Descendants of Colonial Physicians and Chirurgiens (Honorary President General)
  • Hereditary Order of the Families of the Presidents and First Ladies (Honorary Past President)
  • Descendants of Fossors (Honorary Founding President)
  • National Society Dames of the Court of Honor (Honorary President General; Honorary Texas State President)
  • Descendants of Sheriffs and Constables of Colonial and Antebellum America (Honorary President General)
  • National Society of Saints and Sinners (Honorary Founding President)
  • Hereditary Society of Teachers (Honorary Founding President General)
  • Hereditary Order of the Descendants of Loyalists and Patriots of the American Revolution (Honorary Governor General)
  • National Order of the Blue and Gray (Commanding General Retired)
  • Associated Daughters of Early American Witches (Honorary President General)
  • Order of the Descendants of El Cid (First Lieutenant Governor; Founding Keeper of the Purse)
  • Order of Alba (First Vice President General; Second Vice President General; Historian)
  • National Society Southern Dames of America, (National Recording Secretary; Past Texas State President; Past President, North Texas Chapter)
  • The Commonwealth Assembly (Founding Registrar)
  • Society of the Descendants of Colonial Regulators (Founding Registrar)
  • Order of the Vietnam War (Founding Genealogist/Registrar)
  • Descendants of Swiss Settlers (Founding Treasurer)
  • Descendants of Miners 1607-1907 (Founding Registrar)
  • Hereditary Order of the First Families of Massachusetts (Marshal General)
  • Order of American Cousins of the Sovereigns of Great Britain (Founding Director)
  • The Winthrop Society (Parliamentarian; Past First Vice President)
  • Order of Descendants of Pirates and Privateers (Councilor)
  • Order of the Monarchs or Rheims (Past/Founding Parliamentarian)
  • National Huguenot Society (Past Treasurer General)
  • Order of the Founders of North America (Past Genealogist/Registrar General)
  • Descendants of Lady Godiva (Past/Founding Herald)
  • Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century (Past National Parliamentarian; Heart of Texas Chapter, Past President)
  • Sons and Daughters of the Founding Fathers of Virginia (Past Parliamentarian)
  • Order of the Kings and Queens in the Holy Lands (Past/Founding Keeper of the Purse)
  • Descendants of Brian Boru (Past/Founding Treasurer)
  • Order of the Steel Magnolias (Past/Founding Registrar)
  • Hereditary Order of the Red Dragon (Past/Founding Genealogist)
  • Order of the Descendants of the Justiciars (Past/Chancellor of Exchequer)
  • National Society Descendants of Colonial Indentured Servants (Past/Founding Parliamentarian)
  • National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters (Past/Founding Historian General)
  • Order of the First Families of Maine (Past/Founding Historian General)
  • Baronial Order of the Magna Charta (Past Keeper of the Rolls)
  • Military Order of the Crusades (Past Keeper of the Rolls)
  • National Society Magna Charta Dames and Barons (Honorary Division Regent)
  • National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars (Honorary Texas State President)
  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (Past Texas State Curator; Honorary Colonel George Mason Chapter Regent)
  • National Society Children of the American Revolution (Past Senior Society President, Isaac Freese and Matthew Bolton Societies; Texas State and N.S.C.A.R. National Promoter)
  • National Society Daughters of American Colonists (Honorary Chapter Regent, Thomas Poe Chapter, Dallas)
  • General Society of Mayflower Descendants (Past Texas State Parliamentarian)
  • United Daughters of the Confederacy
  • Confederate P.O.W. Society
  • Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865, Inc.
  • Jamestowne Society
  • National Society Colonial Dames of America
  • Order of the First World War
  • Society of the Descendants of Colonial Clergy
  • National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims
  • National Society Colonial Dames of the XVII Century
  • National Society United States Daughters of 1812
  • Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry
  • Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the United States of America
  • Flagon and Trencher
  • Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia
  • National Society Women Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company
  • Hereditary Order of Descendants of Colonial Governors
  • National Society of Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America
  • Sons and Daughters of the Colonial Bench and Bar
  • Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars
  • Order of Descendants of Colonial Cavaliers
  • Point Lookout P.O.W. Organization
  • Presidential Families of America
  • Society of the Descendants of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge
  • America’s First Families
  • Order of Descendants of Ancient Planters
  • International Military Order of the Southern Cross
  • National Society Daughters of the Union, 1861-1864
  • Society of the Descendants of the Founding Fathers of New England
  • Descendants of Whaling Masters
  • Order of the Three Crusades
  • National Society Descendants of Early Quakers
  • National Society Ladies of the Thistle
  • National Society of Old Plymouth Colony Descendants
  • Order of Descendants of Pirates and Privateers
  • R.I.F.R.A.F.
  • Noble Society of Celts
  • Order of the First Families of Connecticut
  • Order of the Merovingian Dynasty
  • First Families of Kentucky
  • Society of Middletown First Settlers
  • Dutch Colonial Society of Delaware
  • Order of the Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company
  • First Families of New Hampshire
  • Plymouth Hereditary Society
  • Textile Workers of America
  • Society of Indiana Pioneers
  • Order of the Knights of the Garter (Descendant Member)
  • Order of the First Families of Vermont
  • Huguenot Society of South Carolina
  • Founders of New Haven Colony
  • Colonial Dames of America
  • First Families of Maryland
  • North American Manx Association
  • Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford
  • Piscataqua Pioneers
  • First Families of Pennsylvania
  • National Guild of Saint Margaret
  • Order of the Norman Conquest
  • Pioneer Settler of Kansas
  • Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic
  • Descendants of Early First Responders
  • Merciful Society of Magi (Scouting Liaison)
  • First Families of New York
  • Governor William Bradford Compact
  • Descendants of American Prisoners of War
  • Descendants of Native Americans and Friends
  • Descendants of Green Mountain Boys
  • Cloak and Dagger
  • National Society Founders of Places of Worship in America


Deed Book A, Ohio County Court Records, Hartford, KY
Granville County, North Carolina Cemetery Records

Arnold’s Expedition in ’75 to Canada

Index Compiled:
Record of Burials, Painesville, Lake County, OH
Cemetery Records of Montgomery County, OH

Published in:
The Garland Genealogical Society Newsletter
Dallas Genealogical Society Newsletter
Lancaster (TX) Genealogical Society Newsletter
Illinois Genealogical Quarterly
The Pilgrim News-Letter

Chivalric Orders

  • Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem

Professional Memberships

National Association of Professional Women
SHRM (Society for Human Resources Management)
Lifelong member of the Presbyterian church


Daughters of the American Revolution:

  • 1999 National Outstanding First Place Team, Museum Correspondent Docent
  • 1999 National Outstanding Museum Correspondent Docent
  • 2000 Outstanding Texas State DAR Volunteer Genealogist; South Central Division Winner,
  • 2000 Special Recognition Congress Certificate, Volunteer Genealogist

Sons of the American Revolution:

  • 2007 Recipient of the S.A.R. Martha Washington Medal

United Daughters of the Confederacy:

  • Winnie Davis Medal Recipient
  • 100 Million Dollar Club of Shriners Hospitals for Children
  • Pearce Collection at Navarro Junior College Certificate of Appreciation (over 100 hours transcribing Civil War letters and diaries for the collection)
  • Texas Special Olympics Events, 1991 Outstanding Dallas Volunteer
  • Volunteers Against Multiple Sclerosis, 1985 “Most Used and Abused Volunteer”

Other Notes

Mrs. Power’s avocations include researching and enjoying history and genealogy for over thirty-five years. She is a professional genealogy lecturer and teacher, as well as a frequent guest on “The Family History Show” hosted by Michael Matthews aired on the Texas State Radio Network.

Additionally, Mrs. Power is Past President of the Garland Genealogical Society; a Fellow of Scottish Antiquaries; as well as a member of the National Gavel Society, P.E.O., the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, a Yellow Rose of Texas, and an Arkansas Traveler. She holds professional membership in the National Association of Parliamentarians, and the Texas Association of Parliamentarians.