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Arizona Society 
United States Daughters of 1812

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The Arizona 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.

 

MOTTO
"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.

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PURPOSES

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.

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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.

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Service may be, but not limited to the following:

  • Those who signed the Oath of Allegiance or the Loyalty Test.
  • All state, county and town officials and also jurors.
  • 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, etc.

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Military or Naval Service in any of the following insurrections or wars:
  •  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 and privateers.)
  • 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, 1808.
  • 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 States.)
  • Lafitte Aides to General Andrew Jackson.
  • 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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