The other day I visited the Octorara Presbyterian Church down along Route 372/Valley Road between Quarryville and Christiana, Lancaster
N.S.U.S.D. stands for National Society of United States Daughters of 1812. The organization was founded 8 January 1892 by Mrs. Flora Adams Darling for the descendents of those who fought for
War of 1812. America
Think you might have an ancestor who served in the War of 1812? The NSUSD offers a database of member ancestors. Some entries are more detailed than others.
Francis Harbison (member # 14849) was born in 1758 in PA. He served PA as a Private in the Chester County Militia. His entry also reveals his wife was Katherine Hart. They had a daughter, Jane, who married James Ewing. Francis died in PA in 1823.
John Kennedy (member #3442) served
as a Private in the Chester County Dragoons. Others served in a non military
fashion. Comstock Passmore (member # 13971) served PA by building a frontier
Today the organization continues to dedicate itself to patriotism and the preservation of documents and relics. PA has three chapters:
The Lancaster Chapter is called the Robert Fulton Chapter. Pittsburgh
Military Monday is a genealogical prompt of GeneaBloggers.
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015