She said she was surprised to find that she had relatives who once lived in the North Country.
“William’s father (Daniel Cushman) was a veteran of the Revolutionary War who had been living in Connecticut but received a land grant for 150 acres in the Town of Schroon.”
By 1840, William Cushman was living in Illinois, suggesting that the 150 acres his father owned might not have been an attractive piece of land, Bell mused.
The Daughters of the War of 1812 is similar to the Daughters of the American Revolution in that its goals are to preserve documents and artifacts, mark historic spots and promote family history, she added.
So far, Bell knows of three women interested in creating a local chapter; a minimum of six are needed.
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TO LEARN MORE
Anyone who'd like to know more about the Daughters of 1812 can attend the meeting at the War of 1812 Museum's Press-Republican Theater, 31 Washington Road on the PARC museum complex.
For further information, contact Sharon Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org or Gayle Gallant at email@example.com.
General information about the State of New York Society of the U.S. Daughters of 1812 can be found at http://nyusd1812.awardspace.com.