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Lycoming Chapter
Williamsport, PA

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

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Chapter History

The name Lycoming is taken from the Native American name Leganihanne signifying "sandy stream." This great stream, Lycoming Creek, flows into the Susquehanna River and was the boundary line between the land of the settlers and Native American land. In 1795, this name was given to our county. When Lycoming Chapter formed in 1896, there were women still living whose fathers had fought in the Revolutionary War. These women, whose fathers were patriots, are called "Real Daughters." Of the thirty-three original Real Daughters in Pennsylvania, three became members of the Lycoming Chapter.

Statria Nutt Christie
Daughter of William Nutt
Became a member: 1898

Mary Jane Lynn
Daughter of John Richie Lynn
Became a member 1896-1898
Helen Allen Sloan
Daughter of Jacob Allen
Became a member: 1905

In 1996, the Lycoming Chapter celebrated its 100th anniversary. The program featured a historic chapter play entitled "Founding Years of Lycoming Chapter DAR." Play participants wore period clothing and accessories depicting years 1896-1916.


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