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Daughters Of 1812 Hold Fall Luncheon

Seated are Sandra Johnson, Treasurer. Standing are, from left, Gail Dash, Secretary/Historian; Elizabeth Lindquist, Vice-President; June Pumford, Sharon Terwilliger, President; Elaine Rissel, Chaplain. Shelly Traver, Registrar was absent for the picture.

The Celea Sampson Cole Chapter 507 Daughters of 1812 fall luncheon meeting was held Oct. 3 and hosted by Sandra Johnson.

The Daughters of 1812 membership is for those individuals who can show family lineage from ancestors who helped mold the government of America from the close of the American Revolution to the close of the War of 1812 in 1814. This would also include ancestors who participated in or supported the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

The “widow” Cole was in her farm field in July 1812, next to where the Canadaway Creek empties into Lake Erie west of the Dunkirk Harbor, when she observed a U.S. salt boat being pursued by a British ship. The U.S. salt boat took refuge in the Creek. Celea rode her horse to Fredonia to gather the Militia. They arrived, shots were fired and the British boat fled towards Buffalo.

The Chapter approved a Project, suggested by Treasurer Sandra Johnson, to try to identify the burial places of those individuals in Chautauqua County not yet documented or recognized for their heroic deeds as civilians, and those serving in the military or on the seas within the time frame. Resource information from the NSUSD of 1812 titled, Markers and Grave Locations, Marker and Grave Locations Permit for Veteran Markers was provide to each member. Field trips to County cemeteries will be held.

For more information regarding membership in the Daughters of 1812 contact President Sharon Terwilliger at 716 664 4144, or skterwilliger@gmail.com or Historian/Secretary Gail Dash, 716 595 3593 or gaildash@yahoo.com

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