Jane Routt Power

      Honorary Member


Jane Elizabeth Routt Power


Jane Elizabeth Routt Power, a native of Forth 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

* National Society of New England Women (Honorary President
* Order of Descendants of Colonial Physicians and Chirurgiens
   (Honorary President General)
* Hereditary Order of the Families of the Presidents and First Ladies
   (Past President)
* Descendants of Fossors (Founding President)
* Founders Fellowship (Founding Secretary)
* National Society Dames of the Court of Honor (First Vice President
   General; Honorary Texas State President)
* Descendants of Sheriffs and Constables of Colonial and Antebellum
   America (First Vice President General)
* Order of the Founders of North America (former
   Registrar General)
* Order of American Cousins of the Sovereigns of Great Britain (Founding
* Descendants of Lady Godiva (Founding Herald)
* Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century (former National
   Parliamentarian, Heart of Texas Chapter, Past President)
* 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
* National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters (Founding
   Historian General)
* Order of the First Families of Maine (Founding Historian General)
* Baronial Order of the Magna Charta (Former Keeper of the Rolls)
* Military Order of the Crusades (Former Keeper of the Rolls)
* National Society Magna Charta Dames and Barons (Honorary Division
* National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars (Past 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)
* National Society Southern Dames of America (Texas State
   President; Past President, North Texas Chapter)
* General Society of Mayflower Descendants (Past Texas State
* Descendants of Early Postmaster 1706-1900 (Founding Recording
* United Daughters of the Confederacy
* Confederate P.O.W. Society
* Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865, Inc.
* Jamestowne Society
* 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
* Order of the Monarchs or Rheims (Founding Parliamentarian)
* Flagon and Trencher
* Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia
* National Huguenot Society (Treasurer General)
* 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
* National Society of the First Families of DELMARVA
* 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
* The Winthrop Society (Vice President)
* 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
* Hereditary Order of the First Families of Massachusetts
   (Marshall General)
* 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
* First Families of New Hampshire
* Plymouth Hereditary Society
* Textile Workers of American
* 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
* Order of the D
escendants of the Justiciars (Chancellor of
* National Guild of Saint Margaret
* Sons and Daughters of the Founding Fathers of Virginia
* Order of Alba (Councillor)

* Order of the Kings and Queens in the Holy Lands - Founding
   (Keeper of the Purse)
* Descendants of Brian Boru - Founding Treasurer
* Military Order of the Southern Cross in the Pacific Theater

  (Founding President)
* Order of the Steel Magnolias (Founding Registrar)
* Order of the Vietnam War (Founding Genealogist)
* Legion of Viking and Valkyries (Founding President)
* Crown and Sceptre (Co-Founder)
* The IX (Founding Genealogist)
* Order of the Vietnam War (Founding Registrar)
* Hereditary Order of the Red Dragon (Founding
* Order of the Descendants of El Cid (Founding Treasurer)
* National Society Descendants of Colonial Indentured Servants (Founding Parliamentarian)


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

* 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   

* Texas Special Olympics Events, 1991 Outstanding Dallas Volunteer

* Volunteers Against Multiple Sclerosis, 1985 “Most Used and Abused


Other Interests
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, and an Arkansas Traveler.  She hold professional membership in the National Association of Parliamentarians, and the Texas Association of Parliamentarians.

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