About William Tuffs
The chapter, founded in 1923, was named for William Tuffs, a Revolutionary War soldier who was born near Boston, Massachusetts, on June 11, 1750, and who was buried in the Bonneyville Cemetery in Elkhart County, Indiana, on September 7, 1847. In his later years, Tuffs loved to tell tales of his exploits during the American Revolution, especially of dressing as a Mohawk Indian and helping destroy a cargo of tea on a ship in Boston Harbor during the Boston Tea Party. Tuffs served in some of the major battles of the American Revolution and was held prisoner in Dartmoor Prison in England.
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