About Us

The Madisons of Montpelier Chapter

Charter Number 412

Organized in Orange, VA, 23 Sep 2003

Anne Hoffman Winn (Mrs. John W.), Organizing President


Our next chapter meeting is Saturday, September 20th at 11 a.m. at Dogwood Village in Orange.  The program on Old Fort Niagara will be presented by Pamela Ann Bradshaw Curtin, member.

The following meeting will be the marking of six 1812 veterans graves at Trinity Lutheran Church cemetery in Crimora, VA on Tuesday,  November 4th.  We will have a meeting and luncheon at the Waynesboro Country Club followed by the trip to the cemetery and the markings.  Photos below:

Trinity Lutheran Church and Cemetery
Trinity Lutheran Church and Cemetery




Society of the War of 1812 in
Virginia -

June 7 2014: At the  Blandford Cemetery  in Petersburg, our society unveiled a huge monument listing 94 War of 1812 veteran burials there. The VA OFPA unveiled a grave marker for Founder Richard Yarbrough, the oldest grave in the cemetery.

Here is a link to the Star Spangled Spectacular Event in Baltimore in September….http://www.starspangled200.com/commemoration-events/star-spangled-spectacular/#.U3ZghvfD9D8
 O Say Can You See! Star-Spangled Spectacular is a free festival that celebrates the 200th anniversary of our national anthem. Tall ships, Navy gray hulls and the Blue Angels will in Baltimore’s famed Inner Harbor to celebrate The Star-Spangled Banner. Landside festivals include living history demonstrations, a family fun-zone, live musical performances, and Chesapeake food and beverage. The events crescendo on September 13 with a star-studded patriotic concert and extraordinary fireworks display over Fort McHenry and the Baltimore harbor.
Explore the website.  There are even live webcams that are kind of fun!

State Council

Wreath Laying Ceremony Program March 2014


Left to right- Diane Bradshaw, Courtenay Stanley, Luvenia Rogers, Brenda Graves, Constance Paradiso and Pam Curtin.  Courtenay was representing the Montpelier DAR chapter and Luvenia was representing the Albemarle DAR chapter.  Not pictured is Sharon Steo.


        Apple Dapple Cake


3 eggs
1 ½ cups oil
2 cups sugar
3 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 ½ tsp soda
2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups apples, peeled and chopped
½ cup raisins
½ to 1cup nuts, your choice

Prepare tube pan by greasing with shorting and dusting with flour.
Set oven at 350 degrees.

Whisk or beat eggs until well mixed, add oil and mix.
Mix dry ingredients and stir in gradually, alternating with apples
Stir in vanilla, raisins and nuts.
Pour into pan: bake at 350 degrees 1 hour and 15 minutes or until cake pulls from sides of pan; (make sure cake is totally baked before removing from oven).


1/3 stick butter or margarine melted
Whisk in enough powdered sugar until desired consistency for glaze.
Add 2 tsp. vanilla

Recipe from Anne H. Winn’s mother; Birdine Moyers Hoffman
Copied 5 November 2013

Broccoli Salad

Combine in large bowl:
1 large head about 1 ½ lbs broccoli
1/3 cup red or sweet onion or 5 spring onions chopped
½c. raisins

6 slices bacon cooked, crumbled and reserved

Dressing: Mix together:
1 c. mayonnaise
2 Tbsp. vinegar
1/4c. sugar

Pour over vegetables, combine and refrigerate at least 2-3 hours.
Before serving, add crumbled bacon and mix all together gently.


Annual Meeting

Meetings: Four times a year - 1st Saturday of March; 1st Tuesday of May; 3rd Saturday of September; 1st Tuesday of November.

The National Society

Founded in 1892, the United States Daughters of 1812 is a non-profit women's service organization for descendants of patriots who aided the American cause in the War of 1812.  This website will hopefully give you the information you are seeking, whether you are currently a member of the U.S.D. of 1812, a prospective member, or you are trying to learn more about the U.S.D. of 1812. Please click on the links that are most relevant to you.


Celebrating the War of 1812 Bicentennial
The War of 1812:
USS Constitution is being
issued as a Forever stamp. 
Click HERE to read about this.

This site updated on July 30, 2014

Web hyperlinks to non-U.S.D. of 1812 sites are not the responsibility of the
N.S.U.S.D. of 1812, the state societies, or  individual U.S.D. of 1812 chapters.