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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 on June 12, 1895 by Miss Ellen Hardin Walworth, Honorary Vice President General of the Society.  The first regent was Miss Kate Prime (Mrs. Jessup). 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 on 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.” In Tarrytown, Major John Andre was captured by 3 patriots: John Paulding, Isaac Van Wart, and David Williams. There were 42 original members, many from families who settled along the Hudson Valley. 


The General Jacob Odell Chapter was organized December 31, 1932 in Hastings with Mrs. John P. Simmons as the Organizing Regent. The original charter for General Jacob Odell Chapter is at Hastings Historical Society. General Odell was born in 1756 and at the age of twenty-one went into the military. General Odell once owned property in the Saw Mill River Valley which is now part of Hastings-on-Hudson.


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


Ms. Philomena Dunn


Ms. Marcia Case


Mrs. Kristin Liddle


Mrs. Suzanne Koch


Ms. Meredyth Phillips


Ms. Mary (Polly) Edie


Mrs. Janice Smalley


Mrs. Nannette Shumacher


Mrs. Kari Weis


Dr. Sara F. Mascia


Ms. Susan Robinson

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.