DeEtte DuPree Nesbitt
   
   
   
 

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HSC Honorary Member (2003 Inaugural Class)

Inaugural Recipient of Texas Genealogical
Hall of Fame

Lifetime Achievement Award
(2017 Inaugural Recipient from Albert Nelson's Marquis Who's Who)

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DeEtte DuPree Nesbitt

DeEtte DuPree Nesbitt, a fourth generation Houstonian, and fourteenth generation American, is the daughter of Raymond Benjamin DuPre and Alice L. Cade DuPre Foster.  She was married to the late Ernest V. Nesbitt.  Mrs. Nesbitt has a son, Charles Scott Massey Nesbitt, a daughter-in-law, Suzanna, and a granddaughter, Miss Luna J. Nesbitt.  Her beloved daughter, Alice L. Massey Nesbitt, passed away from complications of a stroke on March 24, 2013. 

In the Jamestowne Society Fall 2014 publication, it was announced that their Scholarship/Fellowship Fund will be named in perpetuity, the "Alice Massey-Nesbitt Fellowship Fund" which will provide fellowships for graduate students doing research for master's and doctoral theses on approved topics relating to the Jamestown Colony.

In February 2015, the Executive Committee of the Jamestowne Society  was unanimous in its recommendation that former Governor DeEtte DuPree Nesbitt of Houston, Texas became the only Governor Emeritus/Emeriti of the Jamestowne Society.  On May 16, 2015, The Governing Council of the Jamestowne Society accepted the Executive Committee's recommendation and unanimously elected Mrs. Nesbitt the only Emeritus/Emeriti in the Jamestowne Society's eighty year history.  This will be a stand-alone title on the Governing Board of the Jamestowne Society, in perpetuity.


Mrs. Nesbitt attended
Sam Houston State University and the University of Houston where she majored in Business Administration.  In 1976, she was one of the founders of an oil field service company in Texas.  After thirty-five years of ownership, Mrs. Nesbitt and her late husband's business partner sold their company to a publicly traded entity. She is currently a partner in a South Texas Oil Exploration Company. Her primary residence is in Houston, Texas.

On May 5, 2017 Mrs. Nesbitt organized the Order of the Monarchs of Rheims.  Capetian Kings were crowned at Rheims Cathedral.  It was one of the greatest dynasties in Europe.  Please reference the complete listing on the HSC site for further details.



Honorary Memberships
* Jamestowne Society  (unanimously elected Governor Emeriti, February
   20, 2015, inaugural recipient)
*
Ancient Heraldic and Chivalric Order of Albion (The very special rank of
   "Dame" was bestowed upon Mrs. DeEtte Dupree Nesbitt.  This special
   rank was bestowed upon Mrs. Nesbitt on December 25, 2013.)
* Hereditary Society Community of the United States of America (
Mrs.
   Nesbitt was awarded Honorary Membership in the inaugural HSC Class
   of 2003, and served as an HSC Consultant 2007-2009.)
* Order of Three Crusades 1096-1192 (Honorary Member, 2012 - life)
* Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the United States of America
   (Honorary Member, 2009 - life)
* Dames of Colonial Cavaliers 1640-1660 (Governor Emeriti, 2005)
* Order of Descendants of Colonial Cavaliers (Governor Emeriti, 2008)
* Order of Descendants of Justiciars (Honorary Member, 2015)
 

Memberships
* Jamestowne Society  (past Governor General, 1998-2000; recipient of
   Resolution of Appreciation, 2000; Lt. Governor General 1997-1998;
   Auditor General 1995-1997; Councilor 1993-1995); First Texas Company
   Jamestowne Society (Honorary Governor Emeriti; Honorary Member)

* Order of Descendants of Colonial Cavaliers  (Founding Governor General,
   2007-2008; Honorary Governor General)

* Dames of Colonial Cavaliers 1640-1660 (Honorary Past Governor General;
   served as Governor General 2003-2005; Founding Deputy Governor
   General, 2000-2003)

* The Society of the First Families of South Carolina 1670-1700 (Honorary
   President for Life; National President, 2007-2009; Third Vice President,
   2005-2007; Recording Secretary, 2003-2005)
* Founders Fellowship (Founding Chief of Protocol)
* Order of First Families of Virginia 1607-1624/25 (Recording Secretary
   2005-2015;Councilor 2001-2005)
* National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth
   of Virginia
* National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Texas
   (Courtesy Member; Houston Town Committee)
* Colonial Dames of America  (past President of Houston Chapter VIII,
   1995-1997; Advisor to Houston Chapter V
III, 1997-1999)
* Huguenot Society of America
* Huguenot Society of South Carolina  (life member)
* Daughters of the Cincinnati (life member)
* National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
* Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry (life member)
* National Gavel Society
* Order of the First Families of Mississippi  1699-1817 (life member)
*
National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters l607-l86l
   (life member)
* Society of the Descendants of Colonial Clergy (life member)
* Daughters of the Republic of Texas  (recipient of Appreciation Award; life
   member of the San Jacinto chapter)
* United Daughters of the Confederacy (Charleston Chapter #4,
   Charleston, South Carolina; recipient of Jefferson Davis Historical
   Award, Winnie Davis Medal and Special Recognition Award)

The Texas Genealogical College named Mrs. Nesbitt a recipient of the 2016 Hall of Fame Award on October 21st, 2016.  To view, click here
.

Mrs. Nesbitt is a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Bexar County Court of Commissioners at San Antonio, Texas conferred the title of Hidalgo (a member of the lower nobility of Spain), upon Mrs. Nesbitt. She is also the National Recipient of the Silver Good Citizenship Medal from the National Society Sons of the American Revolution, the Varina Howell Davis Medal from the Military Order of the Stars and Bars, and the Honor Award from the Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans.


Listed In
Marquis Who's Who in America
Marquis Who's Who of American Women
Marquis Who's Who in the South and Southwest
Marquis Who's Who in Finance and Banking



Authorship
A Dedication of Confederate Markers:  Evergreen Cemetery, February
      8, 1992;
Privately Published, 1994
Memorial to DeAnna DuPre Walker; Huguenot Society of South Carolina;
     Transaction #98, 1993
Lest We Forget: Houston's Forgotten Soldiers in Gray; Confederate
     Veteran, November-December, 1991
Hall and Fuller Families; Nacogdoches County Families, 1985


Television Appearances
Mrs. Nesbitt appeared on NBC television during the 1990's.  She was interviewed several times about the restoration of the historic Evergreen Cemetery.  To view
, click here.

A number of Commendations were presented during the ceremony.  They include one from the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, the Governor of Texas, the Texas State Senate, the Texas State House, and the Mayor of Texas.

Mrs. Nesbitt appeared in the television pilot, Positively Houston, Houston's positive local news program by the University of Saint Thomas and Christina R. Maxwell, executive producers on PBS. 
To view, click video one  video two or video three. Mrs. Nesbitt continues to support PBS.

Other Notes
Mrs. Nesbitt was elected to life membership in The Pilgrims of the United States (in alliance with The Pilgrims of Great Britain.)

For decades Mrs. Nesbitt has been a supporter of Houston's Theatre Under the Stars and she is recognized for her efforts in the VIP category.


DeEtte Nesbitt and COL Charles Lucas, M.D.
open the 2011 HSC Annual Gala


As part of the dedication ceremony, Mrs. Nesbitt was presented a Certificate of Commendation for her work in historic preservation, in recognition of James Robert Cade, by the United States Senate.

She was elected the National Recipient of the George Washington Honor Medal in the category of Individual Achievement which was awarded by the Freedom Foundation of Valley Forge,
Pennsylvania.  She was appointed a Kentucky Colonel for life for her historic preservation in that State. Additionally she served as Director for the Dad's Club for over a decade.

Mrs. Nesbitt has been a thirty year+ member of the Petroleum Club of Houston. She is a member of the Junior League of Houston, and a family member of the West Side Tennis Club of Houston. Following in the footsteps of her Anglican forebears, she is a devout and lifelong Episcopalian.

   
   
   
 
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