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John Cavet Chapter

United States Daughters of 1812

Dallas, Texas

Organized March 15, 1915






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Spirit of 1812 Medal

Lloyd Bockstruck in October 2012


Spirit of 1812 Medal

Bill Covington in May 2011


The Bicentennial of the War of 1812 often referred to as “The Second War for American Independence” officially begins on June 18, 2012.  The conflict and bravery shown would inspire Francis Scott Key to write a poem describing the bombardment of Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor and the said writings would become our country’s National Anthem, known as "The Star Spangled Banner."  The War of 1812 solidified independence of the United States of America from Great Britain.  We shall celebrate on June 18th as “The War of 1812 Remembrance Day” for this Bicentennial Celebration.

For the sailors,

For the soldiers,

For the citizens,

For our patriots,

May God bless America!


Meetings are held on the first Friday of October and December and again the first Saturday of May.  Please contact us for information about the meeting location as it changes monthly. 


John Cavet Chapter awarded Spirit of 1812 Medal, a national recognition awarded to an individual or to an organization with a distinguished record of study, promotion and dedication to the preservation of the history of people, places and events of the War of 1812.  Lloyd Buckstrock, retired genealogy librarian and renowned research, was honored in October 2012.  Receiving the recognition in May 2011, Bill Covington was honored for his work as a period re-enactor focusing on the Continental Soldier.

Also, the chapter presented an ROTC medal to University of Texas at Arlington.  This program hosts the ROTC units for many institutions in the Dallas area.  In addition, six JROTC awards were presented. 


For more than a century, the members of the National Society United States Daughters of 1812, have dedicated themselves to patriotism, preservation of documents and relics, and education. These goals are as relevant in today's society as they were when the organization was founded in 1892.

Work of the Society includes promotion and education of the The Flag House and Star-Spangled Banner Museum (located in Baltimore Maryland), Old Fort Niagara, and Fort McHenry (birth place of our national anthem); providing reading materials to the American Merchant Marine Library Association (AMMLA) which was created to meet the demands of the men in our Merchant Marine for reading matter by providing an exchange Library Service to American ships; preservation and education of St. Michael and All Angel's Church in England.  (This church was built by the French prisoners held by the English at Dartmoor Prison and finished by War of 1812 American prisoners. The first American prisoners arrived on April 2, 1813 and eventually totaled 6,553 of which 271 known died.)

In addition, the Society also helps to support schools for under privileged children; support of America's Veterans; preservation of  history; JROTC and ROTC awards, and American Flag education.  These are just some of the works of the National Society United States Daughters of 1812. 


The John Cavet Chapter, United States Daughter of 1812, was organized in Pennsylvania on 15 March 1915 and was named in honor of the ancestor of the Organizing President, Mrs. A. V. Lane, who was at the time President of the Texas Society, United States Daughters of 1812. Mrs. Lane called together seventeen other eligible ladies for the purpose of organizing this chapter dedicated to the memory of our soldier Ancestors.

John Cavet, son of John and Margaret Cavet, was born ia in 1770. He was a private in the Pennsylvania Militia under Captain William Johnson and General Cook during the War of 1812. He married Jean Ann McKean about 1792. Their daughter, Margaret Cavet married John Hughey, from whom Mrs. A. V. Lane, Organizing President descended.


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