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heroes of whom these special Daughters take pride in being descendants, as follows:
Thomas Dow, minute man, fought at Concord. Enlisted and was in the battle of Bunker Hill and several other engagements.
Captain Christopher Champlain, Asa Champlain, George Champlain. Grandfather, father and son all in the service at the same time.
Moses Culver, Samuel Chapman, one of the ancestors of the ViceRegent. Edward Chapman was killed in the French and Indian war.
John McKnight assisted with money and aided in various ways the cause of liberty.
A Bently, a Newton and a Turner, well known as patriot soldiers, but not yet officially certified.
William Baxter was in nearly continuous service from June, 1778, to December, 1780. Was at West Point and White Plains, New York, and Danbury and Woodbury, Connecticut.
Thomas Cotton marched as a minute man from the town of Pomfret in response to the Lexington Alarm, April 19, 1775.
Ebenezer Holbrook, also a minute man and marched from Pomfret in response to the Lexington Alarm, was made captain and served
Peter Erwin, a native of England, enlisted at Middlesex, New Jersey, at the age of fifteen and served till the close of the war.
Was present at the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown, October 19, 1781.
Thomas Truman, second lieutenant, Providence Light Infantry and surgeon for some time previous to 1780.
Charles Hicks enlisted April 6, 1777, from Rhehoboth, Rhode Island.
Lieutenant Edward Waldo fought at the battle of Bunker Hill and was wounded June 17, 1775, was a member of General Stark's brigade.
Stephen Schryer was one of the signers of the Patriots' Association Articles at Kingston, New York, in the summer of 1775, also served in Johannes Snyder's regiment.
Jonathan Treadway, a member of Joseph Spencer's regiment, enlisted May II, 1775.
Asa Cowles (pronounced Coles) enlisted May 3, 1775. Promoted to sergeant September 30, 1775. Discharged October 17, 1777.
Mrs. M. T. Alverson read "The Old Flag," by H. C. Bunner, which was followed by the singing of “America,” the entire company joining their voices in that grand hymn.
Misses Harriet Purdy and Nellie Wright then escorted the guests to the dining-room where dainty refreshments were served by Masters Arthur Laverty, Bert Holden, Ray Stroud and Ned Jones; little Misses Helen Laverty and Corolyn Swift looking after the confections and the souvenirs, the latter consisting of rosettes of red, white and blue.
The remainder of the evening was spent in viewing the collection of revolutionary and other more or less ancient relics, a goodly number of which had been gathered for this interesting occasion.
To this little bana of patriotic women and especially to Mrs. A. C. Flanders, whose time and energy has been devoted unstintedly to the realization of her hopes, is due all honor for their efforts to awaken in the hearts of the American people a just pride in her heroes, who fought and bled to free us from the thraldom of the English yoke. May the Daughters of the American Revolution, national and local, flourish till its noble influence shall awaken into a flame, the smoldering embers of an inherent patriotism.
The charter members of the Chapter are: Mrs. L. A. Flanders, Mrs. M. C. Van Ostrand, Mrs. E. J. Edwards, Mrs. S. A. Holden, Mrs. L. B. Latimer, Mrs. C. M. Bodine, Mrs. M. L. Alverson, Mrs. M. A. Gowran, Mrs. S. Low, Miss Fannie E. Waldo, all of Portage; Mrs. E. D. Spear, of Wyocena; Miss Minnie J. Decker, of Columbus. The officers of the new organization are: Regent, Mrs. L. A. Flanders; ViceRegent, Mrs. M. C. Van Ostrand; Registrar, Mrs. E. J. Edwards; Secretary, Mrs. S. A. Holden; Treasurer, Mrs. L. B. Latimer ; Historian, Mrs. C. M. Bodine. There are numerous applicants for membership and many ladies in the county are qualified to become members of the Society.
NEW ALBANY CHAPTER.—The Daughters of the American Revolution in New Albany marked an epoch in their existence Saturday afternoon, October 15, 1898, by the formal organization of the New Albany Chapter.
A preliminary enjoyment of a ride of four miles in the country on an ideal October day formed an auspicious beginning of the afternoon at the home of the hostess of the occasion, Miss Annabella Smith.
The meeting was devoted, for the most part, to the business connected with the organization. The names of the ladies who had been accepted as members of the Maternal Society were read and announced as charter members of the Chapter.
The officers who were appointed in March to serve in the preliminary organization, were reappointed to the same position in the Chapter: Miss Mary E. Cardwell, Regent; Mrs. Frances Rice Maginness, Vice-Regent; Mrs. Helen Mar Fawcett, Secretary; Miss Anna E. Cardwell, Treasurer; Miss Fannie M. Hedden, Registrar; Mrs. Martha T. T. H. Gwin, Historian ; Mrs. Annie Evans, Miss Estella Sowle, Miss Emma C. Dewhurst, Miss Mary Annabella Smith, Miss Susan Eleanor Hooper, Miss Theodosia E. Hedden, Mrs. Anna W. H. Greene, Mrs. Margaret Mitchell Johnson, Miss Carrie B. Webster, Miss Alice L. Greene, Miss Anna M. Fitch Bragdon, Miss Clara Kimball Bragdon.
Several application papers are now in Washington awaiting verification by the National Registrar, and others are to be sent in the near future. The members are very enthusiastic and the prospects are bright for a large and active Chapter.
JEMIMA JOHNSON CHAPTER.-On July 15th, the second anniversary of the organization of the Jemima Johnson Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, at Paris, Kentucky, a business meeting was held at the home of the Regent, Miss Emma Payne Scott, and the following officers were elected for the coming year: Regent, Mrs. Mary Miller Stephens ; ViceRegent, Mrs. Mary Harris Clay; Secretary, Mrs. Pattie Alexander Davis; Treasurer, Miss Emma Payne Scott; Registrar, Miss Mary Spears; Historian, Mrs. Elizabeth M. Rogers; Chaplain, Mrs. Florence Kelly Lockhart. In September the Chapter met with Mrs. Mary Miller Stephens. Reports of committees showed much patriotic work done during the summer. Contributions were made to the hospitals at Fort Thomas, Chickamauga and Fort Hamilton. After the business was transacted a most delightful social hour was spent in conversation and in partaking of delightful refreshments.
In October the Chapter was handsomely entertained by Mrs. Sarah Grimes Talbott and Miss Letitia Clay Hedges. The house was profusely decorated with palms and cut flowers. The presence of a number of visiting guests from other Chapters added to the interest of the meeting. After an excellent program, the daintiest of refreshments were served.
In November the Chapter was entertained by Mrs. Mary Brent Owen. She was assisted in entertaining by her charming cousin, Mrs. Judith L. Marsall, of Chicago. The guests of honor were Mrs. Jennie C. Morton and Miss Sallie Jackson, of Frankfort, who came upon special invitation to be present at this meeting of the Chapter.
The exercises were opened with prayer by Rev. E. H. Rutherford. After a short business meeting "America" was sung. Mrs. Jennie C. Morton, Kentucky's gifted poet, then read her Centennial poem, "A Rhyme of the Women of Frankfort," which was read by her in 1886 at the celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of the city of Frankfort. As her clear and silvery tones fell upon the ears of her listeners, and as she gracefully explained the illustrations, all felt that her grace and modesty showed her to be a true successor of the heroic gentle woman described in her verses. At the close of her reading a bunch of American Beauty roses was presented her by Miss Elizabeth Grimes, in the name of the guests as an expression of their appreciation of the sentiments of her poem. Mrs. Morton in accepting responded in a few beautiful and appropriate words. Truly she is one of Kentucky's daughters of whom we may feel proud.
Solos by Mrs. Charles Mehagan and Rev. Frederick Eberhardt followed. The program closed with a delightful instrumental solo skilfully executed by Miss Margaret Butler. The rest of the evening was spent in social pleasure. Delightful refreshments were served. The souvenirs were cards upon which were engraved: “Mrs. Mary B. Owen, Duncan Ave., Nov. 3, 1898, D. A. R.;" also small silken flags. The hostess was a charter member of the Chapter. The charming manner with which she entertained will long be remembered by the members of the Chapter.—ELIZABETH M. RODGERS, Historian.
OMAHA CHAPTER.—When it was fully decided that there was to be held a Trans-Mississippi Exposition in Omaha during the summer of 1898, the Nebraska Chapters, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Sons of the American Revolution earnestly endeavored to enlist the interest and coöperation of the National Societies, as well as the various State Socieites, in a movement to have an extensive exhibit of colonial and revolutionary relics, but owing to the threatened war with Spain and probably also owing to the fact that Omaha seemed so far west little interest was aroused.
However, the State Societies of the Daughters of the American Revolution determined to make an exhibit of such relics as could be secured among Nebraska's descendants of revolutionary patriots and the Omaha Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, secured the aid of the Sons of the American Revolution and both united with the other Chapters, Daughters of the American Revolution, throughout the State. An attempt was made to secure space in the Government Building, but failing in this the Nebraska State Commissioners generously granted a corner in the beautiful Nebraska Building and here was placed an exhibit which has been of great interest and of great historic value. A booth was fitted up attractively with cases, window seats, and rugs, the walls decorated with flags, pictures and the Society colors, blue and white, and all enclosed by a neat rail.
June 17th, the anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill, was set for the opening of the exhibit and I take an extract from a newspaper report of the exercises of that day:
“It was Bunker Hill day all over the world yesterday, and the one hundred and twenty-third anniversary of the famous battle has made it the special day for the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution on the exposition grounds. Many of the members of the two kindred organizations are there and the 400 flags outside and inside the building waved them a welcome as they entered.
“The rallying point for them naturally was the Nebraska Building, because there in the southeast corner is the collection of revolutionary relics, and in the rotunda in the afternoon was given a short program.
"Among those here are Mrs. Langworthy, of Seward, Regent of the State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution ; L. D. Richards, of Fremont, Past President of the State Society of the Sons of the Revolution, and Mrs. C. A. Lounsberry, wife of the Exposition Vice-President for North Dakota and Regent of William Mason Chapter, at Fargo.