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Hudson River Patriots Chapter, NSDAR

Located in Southern Westchester County, New York.

Statue of the Daughters of the American Revoltution

 

The Hudson River Patriots Chapter, NSDAR, was organized on October 6, 2001, when three long-standing chapters merged to better meet the needs of women in southern Westchester County of New York. The three chapters - Tarrytown Chapter, the Keskeskick Chapter of Yonkers, and General Jacob Odell Chapter of Hastings - were all located along the Hudson River, which was the site of many engagements between the British and the American patriots during the American Revolutionary War. Many members of the former Mt. Pleasant Chapter transferred to Hudson River Patriots as well.

 

Keskeskick Chapter, NSDAR, was organized in June 1895 by Miss Ellen Hardin Walworth, Honorary Vice President General of the Society.  There were 13 charter members. The Keskeskick Chapter was named after the area of Yonkers known as Keskeskick meaning stony place by the Algonquin Indians. It was the 14th chapter organized in New York State and the second in Westchester County. At Manor Hall in Yonkers, New York, a reception was held by the Keskeskick Chapter on February 22, 1896, with over 200 people in attendance.

 

The Tarrytown Chapter was founded in October 25 1925 by the National Society DAR, with Mrs. Lesley V. Case (Sarah Grey) as Organizing Regent. Tarrytown is upon the site of an Indian village called Alipconck, which in the Delaware language signifies the “Place of Elms.” Major John Andre was captured by 3 patriots here. There were 42 original members, many from families who settled along the Hudson Valley. 

 

The General Jacob Odell Chapter was organized Dec 31, 1932 in Hastings with Mrs. John P. Simmons as the Organizing Regent. General Odell was born in 1756 and at the age of twenty-one went into the military.

 

MEETINGS
The Hudson River Patriots Chapter meets monthly at various locations across Southern Westchester County. If you would like to attend one of our meetings, please contact us at: Ms. Philomena Dunn, the Regent of Hudson River Patriots Chapter, or Mrs. Kari Weis, Chapter Registrar.

Hudson River Patriots Chapter Officers

REGENT

Ms. Philomena Dunn

FIRST VICE REGENT

Mrs. Kristin Liddle

SECOND VICE REGENT

Dr. Brenda Horrell

CHAPLAIN

Mrs. Suzanne Koch

RECORDING SECRETARY

Mrs. Nancy Glass

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY

Ms. Mary (Polly) Edie

TREASURER

Mrs. Janice Smalley

ASSISTANT TREASURER

Mrs. Nannette Shumacher

REGISTRAR

Mrs. Kari Weis

HISTORIAN

Dr. Sara F. Mascia

LIBRARIAN

Mrs. Helenann Pastucha

For further information about our chapter or the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, please contact Ms. Philomena Dunn, the Regent of Hudson River Patriots Chapter, or Mrs. Kari Weis, Chapter Registrar. To visit the National Society, please click on the following link: NSDAR. To visit the the New York State Organization, please click on the following link: NYDAR.