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 United States Daughters of 1812


Brigadier General Thomas A. Smith Chapter

No. 260

Marshall, Missouri







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Chapter Officers for 2010-2013

Standing left to right – Darlene Peters, Treasurer; Raylene Cornine, 2nd Vice President; Joyce Knight, Secretary; Judy Frerking, Vice President; and Elaine Olson, Registrar.


Sitting left to right – Jeanne LaRue, Historian; Dorothy LaRue, President;

and Mary Burge, Chaplain.


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Chapter History

The Brigadier General Thomas Adam Smith Chapter No. 260, State of Missouri, National Society United States Daughters of 1812 was organized in February of 1958 in Marshall, Missouri.


The Organizing State President was Mrs. Maurice F. Clyde.


Brig. General Smith, for whom the chapter is named, was a native of Virginia.  In 1818, he resigned his position in the army, came to Missouri and was appointed receiver of the general land office at Old Franklin, Missouri.  He moved across the Missouri River to Saline County, Missouri, about 1826 and established a large farm he called “Experiment” located near present day Napton, Missouri.



Any woman over 18 years of age, of good character, and any child up to 21 years of age, who offers satisfactory proof of lineal descent from an ancestor who rendered civil, military, or naval service during the years 1784-1815 is eligible to membership.



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