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General William Maxwell Chapter - National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution - Belvidere, New Jersey

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General William Maxwell Chapter
Officers 2013 – 2016

Regent Susan W. Beall
Vice Regent Janice P. Hunold
Chaplain Barbara Green
Recording Secretary Wendy Clothier
Corresponding Secretary Wendy Clothier
Registrar Lisa Intili
Treasurer Catherine Balduino
Historian Sue Low
Librarian Frances Long

Committee Chairmen 2013 – 2016
American History Frances Long and Nancy Babb
American Indians Barbara Green
Conservation Susan Beall
DAR Good Citizens Lisa Intili
DAR Schools Lucy Smith
DAR Service for Veterans Judith Stoma
Flag of the U.S. of America Margaret Gasparro
Membership Bonnie Cutler
National Defense Frances Long
Chapter Committees/Positions
Program Susan Beall
Yearbook Janice Hunold
Public Relations Janice Hunold

Past Regents

1931-1947 Mrs. George W. Cummins
1947-1950 Mrs. John F. Balmoos
1950-1956 Mrs. Cloyd Cummins
1956-1959 Mrs. Anthony Steinhilper
1959-1962 Mrs. Conrad Folk, Jr.
1962-1965 Mrs. E. Robert Grauert
1965-1971 Miss Donna Edelman
1971-1974 Mrs. Lee R. Fritts
1974-1977 Mrs. Robert J. Turbett
1977-1979 Mrs. Harold J. Smith
1979-1983 Mrs. George Cummins
1983-1989 Mrs. Lee R. Fritts
1989-1995 Mrs. Joseph Popielarz
1995-1998 Mrs. Lee R. Fritts
1998-2004 Mrs. Joseph Popielarz
2004-2007 Mrs. Robert McKellar
2007-2010 Mrs. Lawrence Stoma
2010-2014 Mrs. Charles F. Schwender


General William Maxwell Chapter was organized December 21, 1931.

Antique patriotic postcardWho was General William Maxwell?
In October of the year 1776, Colonel William Maxwell, while living in Warren County, New Jersey, was elected Brigadier General by the Congress of the United States. He was later put in command of four battalions that became known as "Maxwell's Brigade."

In 1779, his Brigade was placed in the division of the American Army under General Stephens' command. This Division marched through Pennsylvania and Delaware during that summer. In the early fall, a part of the "Jersey Line" opened the Battle of Brandywine. The entire command distinguished themselves in the fight. In fact, General Maxwell's Brigade took part in many key battles of the Revolution. His Brigade spent most of the winter at Valley Forge, and later was joined by other Continental Troops. The entire force, under General Lafayette, engaged in harassing the enemy.

In 1778, the Jersey Brigade took part in the Battle of Monmouth. While stationed at Morristown, General Maxwell's men were in great need of provisions and threatened to resign if they did not receive food to keep from starving. Provisions were finally obtained through military force, and the Brigade eventually remained in service.

New Jersey (and the country) can well be proud of the fine Patriots who served their country so well under General William Maxwell.


NSDAR Motto: “God, Home, and Country”

President General Lynn Young Administration Theme:
“Honoring Our Heritage-Focusing on the Future-Celebrating America”

Cornelia B. Olde
New Jersey State Regent

New Jersey State Theme:
“Reflect on the Past...Light the Future”

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