Francis Scott Key Chapter

National Society United States Daughters of 1812

Pasadena/Los Angeles Area, California

Chapter President
Cheri Graham

Chapter Registrar
Pat Hugar

Our Motto
“Liberty, Fraternity, and Unity”

Chapter Meetings
Francis Scott Key Chapter meets on the second Monday in the months of June and October.  We typically meet in Pasadena.

Chapter Projects




National Headquarters
1461 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005-5402

Welcome to the Francis Scott Key Chapter
California State Society
National Society United States Daughters of 1812

The National Society United States Daughters of 1812 was founded by Flora Adams Darling in 1892; and Incorporated in 1901, by an Act of Congress.  For more than a century, members of the National Society United States Daughters of 1812 (N.S.U.S.D. of 1812) have dedicated themselves to patriotism, preservation of documents and relics, and education.

Membership Eligibility

The National Society United States Daughters of 1812 (N.S.U.S.D. of 1812) is a non-profit, women’s organization based in Washington, D.C., dedicated to serving the “fraternal interests [of] women whose lineal ancestors served in the civil government, the army or the navy of the United States” between 1784 and 1815.

Our Chapter History

Francis Scott Key Chapter, N.S.U.S.D. of 1812 was Organized 5 January 1962.

Francis Scott Key Chapter was named after Francis Scott Key, born August 1, 1779; died January 11, 1843.  He was an American lawyer, author, and amateur poet from Frederick, Maryland, who is best known for writing the lyrics for the American National Anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.”  Key observed the British bombardment of Fort McHenry in 1814 during the War of 1812.

Our War of 1812 Ancestors

Pvt. Barney Anderson, TN
Capt. James Anderson, VA
Capt. William Ashley, GA
Pvt. Leonard Ballou, MA
Asa Barden, MA, Musician
Lt. James Bean, ME Mil
Silas Brainerd, CT
David Costner, NC
David Dalrymple, PA
John Davidson, MD
Ens./Lt. Joseph Hewitt, NY
Lt. Richard Jacobs, MD
Evan James, CS, MD
Noah Jenkins, Sr., MA
Samuel Kellogg, Adjutant CT Mil
Sgt. David Kemp Sr., OH
Pvt. John Kneeland, MA Mil
Pvt. John Page Milam, GA
Morton Pannill, TN
Pvt. Jacob Phipps, OH
Pvt. Brice Richards, KY
Charles Jacob Scholl, PA
Pvt. David Simpson, ME
Capt. Israel Thomas, NY Mil
Andrew Finley Thompson, PA
Lt. Nathan Veatchn, OH Mil