Captain John Cleveland Chapter

National Society United States Daughters of 1812

Palm Beach Area, Florida

Chapter President

Welcome to Captain John Cleveland Chapter
State of Florida Society
National Society United States Daughters of 1812

The National Society United States Daughters of 1812 was organized on January 8, 1892, on the anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans. Primary purposes of the Society are to promote patriotism, to preserve and increase knowledge of the history of the American people, by preserving documents and relics, marking historic spots, recording family histories and traditions, celebrating patriotic anniversaries, teaching and emphasizing the heroic deeds of the civil, military and naval life of those who molded this government between the close of the American Revolution and the close of the War of 1812, from 1784 to 1815, inclusive, and to maintain, at National Headquarters in Washington, D.C., a museum and library of memorabilia of the 1784-1815 period.

About Our Chapter Namesake

  • John Cleveland was born 26 May 1732 in Orange County, VA. 
  • He was a Legislator in 1789. 
  • He joined the 3rd Upper Company Regiment Franklin County, GA Militia in 1791. 
  • He married Mary “Molly” McCann and had issue Benjamin, William, John, & Roweta. 
  • He was a Baptist Minister for 50 years before his death in March 1825, in GA.

Chapter Officers 2021-2023 

L-R:  Laura Allen, 2nd Vice President, State of Florida Society
Cynthia Ollis, Historian
Virginia Davis, Registrar
Teresa Bennett, Treasurer
Seated: Vicki Spurlin, Recording/Corresponding Secretary
Linda Bennett,  Vice President
Lana Compton, President

Not Shown:  Carol Patton, Chaplain
Ginger Stroke, Parliamentarian

Captain John Cleveland Chapter Officers 2021-2023
Visiting Historic Sites

Jupiter, Florida

Aicher Pioneer Home

Sawfish Bay

Florida East Coast (FEC) Railroad Museum