Honorary Members of the United States Daughters of 1812
Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant
Julia Boggs Dent Grant (January 26, 1826 – December 14, 1902), was born on White Haven plantation west of St. Louis Missouri, daughter of Frederick F. Dent and Ellen Bray Wrenshall-Dent. She was the wife of the 18th President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant, First Lady of the United States from 1869 to 1877, and an Honorary Vice President National of the United States Daughters of 1812. Her grandfather, George Dent, was a Maryland Legislator (1785-93); Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates (1789-1790); President of the Maryland State Senate (1792); and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland's 1st congressional district (1793-1801).
Mrs. Jefferson F. Davis
Varina Howell Davis (May 7, 1826 – October 16, 1906), was born at Natchez, Mississippi, the daughter of William Burr Howell and Margaret Louisa Kempe. She was the second wife of politician Jefferson Davis, who became president of the Confederate States of America. Mrs. Davis served as the First Lady of the new nation at the capital in Richmond, Virginia, and was an Honorary Vice President National and Life Member of the United States Daughters of 1812. Varina's father, William Burr Howell, originally from New Jersey, was commended three times for extraordinary gallantry in action during the Battle of Lake Champlain, during the War of 1812.
Mrs. William McKinley
Ida Saxton McKinley (June 8, 1847 – May 26, 1907), was the daughter of James Saxton and Katherine DeWalt, of Ohio. She was the wife of the 25th President of the United States, William McKinley, and First Lady of the United States from 1897 to 1901. Her Grandfather, John Saxton, served in the War of 1812 and was noted to be "a brave and faithful soldier." In 1901, the Society received a federal incorporation by an act of the United States Congress, its charter being one of the last, if not the last, bill signed by her husband, on February 25. Mrs. McKinley, was an Honorary Vice President National of the United States Daughters of 1812.