Jonathan Jennings Chapter meets four times a year in February, May, August and November.
Welcome to the Jonathan Jennings Chapter Indiana State Society National Society United States Daughters of 1812
Jonathan Jennings Chapter United States Daughters of 1812 was founded 2 May 1988, by Organizing President Mrs. Albert H. (Edna Scott “Scotty”) McKehnie in Clarksville, Clark County, Indiana. The Chapter was named for the first governor of Indiana, Jonathan Jennings.
Governor Jonathan Jennings served the State of Indiana from 1816 to 1822 and was instrumental in Indiana’s admission to the Union. In 1811, Jonathan petitioned the United States Government for Indiana statehood, but the War of 1812 delayed action on the petition by Congress. After the war efforts continued for Indiana statehood, in 1816 Jonathan petitioned Congress for an enabling act to become a state. In the summer of 1816, the delegates met at Corydon, Indiana and wrote the State Constitution. It was at this time that Jonathan was elected the First Governor of the State of Indiana.
Recycling Project – Our chapter began an aluminum can recycling program. This not only helps the environment, but earns extra money for the chapter for our “special” projects. Fifty percent of the money earned is sent to National for the maintenance of the Indiana Flagpole in front of National Headquarters.
Grave Location Project – Our chapter is currently working to locate and document grave sites of soldiers of the War of 1812 in the Southern Indiana area.
The George Rogers Clark cabin – Our chapter is involved in the Clark Cabin project. This project works toward preserving the original site of the George Rogers Clark cabin in Clarksville, Clark County, Indiana. Recently a replica cabin was erected on the original site. Jonathan Jennings Chapter maintains a War of 1812 story board within the cabin along with chapter members donating items for the furnishing of the cabin. The following are pictures of the cabin.
Our 1812 Ancestors
John Allen John Baptist Alvey Thompson Arnold Michael Awalt, Jr. Lt. Enoch Blasdel Nehemiah Bonham Samuel Bottoroff George Bowman Alexander Bryant Jacob Bowe Jacob Brown William Buford, Jr. Theodore Catlin (Catland) David Colby William Connell John Overton Cosby James G. Cowan John Derrickson John F. Dietz Capt. Williamson Dunn Thomas Evans John Funk, Sr. Moses Funkhouse Johnson McDowell Gilison Tilly Hamilton James Harbeson Isaac Hartsock Henry Loughmiller David Mann John Maurice Alexander Bain McRae George McKinney Daniel Musselman Thomas L. Palmer Benjamin Pate Dennis Pennington Randolph Perry William Prewitt Basil Prather Asa Robinson William W. Routh William Seele Benjamin F. Sickles Silas Townsend Peter Trone Nicholas Wathen Henry Willis Samuel Young