Dates: 1923-1951

Collection Number:  MS 37

Extent: 2 folders

Biographical/Historical Information: The General John Smith Chapter of the Daughters of the War of 1812 was organized in Charlottesville, Va., on 1 March 1922 and was later disbanded (post 1951, date unknown).

Scope and Content:  The collection contains essays and various materials and newspaper articles associated with the Virginia Society, Daughters of the American Colonists and the General John Smith Chapter of the Daughters of the War of 1812.

Notes:

The Jack Jouett Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was organized on 13 February 1922 in Charlottesville, Va. The organizing regent was Mrs. Isabel Mason Chamberlain Cochran.

Folder 1: This folder has 10 items.

  1. By-Laws of the Virginia Society, Daughters of the American Colonists, 6 June 1946. 3p.
  2. Jeannie Jesse (Snead) Watson: A Sketch by her Daughter Ella Watson Johnson. 7p.
  3. The Royal Ancestral Lines of President James Monroe furnished by Mrs. Joel Minter Cochran, Genealogist, Founder and Organizing Regent of the General John Smith Chapter N.S.U.S.D. of 1812, Charlottesville, Virginia. 5p.
  4. William Phillips, His Famous Ride to Spread the News of the Outbreak of War in 1812. 5p.
  5. William Phillips Ride, Orderly to General Andrew Jackdon [sic]. 3p.
  6. Dolly Madison, A Sketck [sic] by Ella W. Johnson. 19p.
  7. Christ Church, Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Virginia, Parish Register, Rector Rev. Richard K. Meade presented to Jack Jouett Chapter D.A.R. by Jennie Thornley Grayson, Recopied by Mrs. Joel Minter Cochran, Regent. 19p.
  8. National Genealogical Society Membership Certificate, 6 March 1948, for Mrs. J. Bascom Thompson.
  9. Envelope, to Mrs. J. Bascom Thompson, Free Union, Virginia, post office stamp of 8 Jan 1949.
  10. Jack Jouett Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Organized February 13, 1922, National Number 1538, Charlottesville, Virginia, Year Book 1948-1949.

Folder 2: Scrapbook Material from the Daughters of the War of 1812

Photocopies of the scrapbook pages of the General John Smith Chapter of the Daughters of the War of 1812. These are primarily newspaper articles from the Daily Progress (Charlottesville, Va.) that documents the Chapter’s activities, discusses General Lafayette’s 1824 visit to Charlottesville, documents the visit of the French Ambassador to the United States to the University of Virginia; the War of 1812, and other topics. Other items include a Ritual flyer (n.d.) for the National Society United States Daughters of Eighteen Hundred and Twelve; the General John Smith Chapter By-Laws (n.d.); programs of the Annual Council; and a 6 May 1951 program for a Chapter meeting.