Colonel John Mitchell Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
Colonel John Mitchell Chapter History
On June 10, 1952, five interested women met at the home of Organizing Regent Helen H. Crowe to initiate plans for the Anchorage chapter of the NSDAR. The chapter was approved on October 25, 1952, and the Colonel John Mitchell Chapter was officially organized.
Mrs. Crowe's ancestor, John Mitchell, was born in Ulster, Ireland, in 1741. He settled in Philadelphia and, in 1776, served there as Muster Master of the Pennsylvania Navy and as a Commissioner of Provisions of the Navy. He served in the Continental Army as Deputy Quartermaster General with the rank of Colonel from May 26, 1778, until his honorable discharge on August 15, 1780.
Colonel John Mitchell was an original member of the Society of Cincinnati and a personal friend of famous revolutionaries George Washington, the Marquis de Grasse, Count Rochambeau, and the Marquis de Lafayette.
Colonel Mitchell was the founder of Orphan House in Charleston, South Carolina, the second orphanage to be founded in the United States. He married Mrs. Anna E.H. Mercer, widow of General Mercer. He died at Charleston, South Carolina, on January 27, 1816.
Each regular meeting of the chapter includes devotions, patriotic exercises, a message from the President General, and at least three minutes of national defense information. A program of particular interest to the membership is presented.
Chapter meeting dates and times, as well as program content, can be found under the "2012-2013 Program" tab on the home page.
Chapter committee reports are discussed at the January meeting. Send a copy to the chapter regent and the Chapter Achievement Award Committee Chair Andrea Daro.
Send notification of marriages, deaths, and changes of address to Paula Wright, regent.
Please report a member's illness to Gayle Cederberg, chaplain.
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