Project Description

Kitty Knight Chapter

National Society United States Daughters of 1812

Eastern Shore, Maryland

Maryland State Society

Chapter President

Welcome to the Kitty Knight Chapter
Maryland State Society
National Society United States Daughters of 1812

During the War of 1812, the British invasion included the Eastern Shore of Maryland.  Kitty Knight, daughter of prominent parents in the community and niece of a member of the General Assembly of Maryland as well as the United States House of Representatives, was described as “beautiful, accomplished and brave.”

A local obituary notice of November 22, 1855 stated, “by her heroism at the burning of Georgetown she saved several families from being made homeless and friendless by the fire and sword.”  As the forces landed in the Georgetown area of the Chesapeake Bay, Kitty Knight’s appeal to Admiral Cockburn so moved the commodore that he ordered the troops to their barges and left unburned a church and several houses which still stand.  Kitty Knight is buried in Warwick, Cecil County, Maryland.

The chapter was organized in 1984 by Organizing President Mrs. Robert J. Moore.

War of 1812 Patriots whose descendants have joined as members of the 
Kitty Knight Chapter Maryland State Society United States Daughters of 1812

Richard Andrew, MD
John Kinslaugh Ayres, MD
Tristram Baggs, MD
Levin Blades, MD
Amos Barnes, CT
Levin Blades, MD
William Bond, MD
Robert Boyd, KY/TN (NC)
John Breckinridge, VA
Zachariah Brewer, VA
John Riggs Brown, MD
John R. Budd, MD
Thomas Morgan Cooper, MD
William P. Davis, IL
John Douglass, TN
William Durham, MD
Jacob S. Felix, PA

John Hyland Ford, MD
William Fountain, MD
Moses Foxwell, MD
Goss Gates, VT
Richard Grant, MD
Andrew Harwood, MA
John Jameson, KY/TN
Hambleton Johnson, MD
Whittington Johnson, MD
Benjamin F. Kinsall, Jr., TN/IL
William List, PA
James Marler, MS
James Marrs, VA
Thomas Maslin IV, MD
William Dowman McCarty, VA
Levin McNamara, MD
Michael Miller, MD

Enoch Biggs Moore, IL
Hicks North, MD
Gilbert B. Ogden, NY
Joseph Ireland Ogden, MD
John Parsons, SC
Cornelius Paynter, DE
Jesse Pearse, NC/TN/IL
George Washington Pouder, MD
John Robertson, VA
Robert Russell, DE
Elijah Satterfield, MD
Richard Silver, PA
Eli Smith, MD
John T. Smoot, MD
Thomas Sollars, VA
John Vincent Solloway, MD

Robert Stevens, MD
John Swinson, NC
Henry Taber, NY
Benjamin Tappan, OH
George C. Thomas, MD
John Hackett Thomas, MD
James Tolson, MD
Alexander Trousdale, TN
John R. Walker, NC
William Lowry Waring, VA
Roswell Whipple, NY
Simon Wickes, MD
Patrick Willey, MD
Thomas Willson, MD
William Woolford, MD

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