Society United State Daughters of 1812 was organized on February 5,
1970 by Organizing State President, Mrs. Jessamine James in Tucson,
Arizona. Gila Trail Chapter was organized on September 9, 1978 and is currently the
only active chapter within the State of Arizona. Meetings are held
on the first Saturday of October, last Saturday in February and the first
Saturday in May. If you are interested in Membership, contact our
chapter registrar by clicking on the "Contact Us" button above.
"Liberty, Fraternity and Unity"
The National Society United State
Daughters of 1812 was organized on January 8, 1892 on the anniversary of
the Battle of New Orleans. The society requires lineal descent from an
ancestor who rendered military, naval or civil service between the close
of the American Revolutionary War in 1783 and the close of the War of 1812
in 1815, Military service may be in any one of sixteen recognized
engagements between those dates.
The purposes of this society shall be
to promote patriotism, to preserve and increase knowledge of the history
of the American people by the preservation of documents and relics, the
marking of historic spots, the recording of family histories and
traditions, the celebration of patriotic anniversaries, teaching and
emphasizing the heroic deeds of the civil, military and naval life of
those who molded this government between the close of the American
Revolution and the close of the War of 1812, to urge Congress to compile
and publish authentic records of men in civil, military and naval service
from 1784 to 1815 inclusive, to maintain at National Headquarters a museum
and library of memorabilia of the 1784-1815 period and to assist in the
care and maintenance of our "Real Granddaughters" in every way
that will add to their comfort and happiness.
ELIGIBILITY FOR MEMBERSHIP
Admission to membership in the National
Society is by invitation after an affirmative vote by the chapter or state
society. Applicants shall have the endorsement of two members in
good standing to whom the applicant is personally known.
Membership is available to women age
eighteen and over who can offer satisfactory proof that they are lineal
descendants of an ancestor who, during the period of 1784-1815 inclusive,
rendered civil, military, or naval service to our country, rendered
material aid to the U.S. Army or Navy, or who participated in the Lewis
and Clark Expedition. Junior membership is available to girls
and boys from birth through age 21. Young women between the
ages of eighteen and thirty-five are known as Flora Adams Darling
Daughters in honor of the Society's first president.
may be, but not limited to the following:
Military or Naval Service in any of the
following insurrections or wars:
- Those who signed the Oath of Allegiance or
the Loyalty Test.
- All state, county and town officials and
- A member of the Continental or Federal
Congress, or a member of a State Assembly or Legislature of one of
the first eighteen states.
- A delegate to the convention which framed
The Constitution of the United States.
- A member of a State Convention which
ratified The Constitution of the United States.
- An elector of one of the first four
Presidents of the United States.
- A legislative, executive or
judicial officer of the United States of America, including such
appointive officers as Treaty Commissioners, Territorial Officers,
- Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania,
1784-1787. (A local disturbance between settlers from Connecticut
and Pennsylvania in said valley.)
- Shay’s Rebellion, Massachusetts,
1786-1787. (Local, grew out of burdensome taxation. Confined to and
suppressed by militia of the State of Massachusetts.)
- Wars with Indians, 1784-1815.
- Whiskey Insurrection, Pennsylvania,
1794. (Local, arose in consequence of certain taxes on domestic
spirits. Suppressed by the authority of the United States.)
- War with France (Undeclared),
1798-1800. (Naval, carried on by the United States through its Navy
- Sabine Expedition, Louisiana, 1806.
- Attack of British warship Leopard
upon the United States frigate Chesapeake. (Disturbance growing out
of attack of the British warship Leopard on the American frigate
Chesapeake, as the result of the British claim to the right to
search. The attack occurred at sea off Hampton Roads, Virginia. The
militia was called out by the authority of the President.)
- Embargo troubles, - Lake Champlain,
- Engagement between United States
frigate President and the British ship Little Belt. (An engagement
on the Atlantic, off the southern coast of the United States,
resulting from the British claim of right to search.)
- Expedition against Lafitte Pirates,
1814. (Local, conducted by the authority of the United States.
- Wars with the Barbary Powers,
1801-5 and 1815. (Conducted by the authority of the United States
through its Navy on the northern coast of Africa.)
- War with Great Britain, 1812-1815.
(General, covering nearly the entire territory of the United States,
especially the seaboard.)
- The Creek War, 4 October 1814 to 24
January 1815. (Local, but conducted by the authority of the United
- Lafitte Aides to General Andrew
- Local or state militia service,
1784-1815, or giving material aid to the Army and Navy.
- Member of the Lewis and Clark
Expedition, 1804-6. (Military exploring expedition to find land
route to the Pacific Ocean.)
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