Project Description

Mary Young Pickersgill Chapter

National Society United States Daughters of 1812

Baltimore, Maryland

Maryland Home Page

Chapter President


Nancy Ellen Smith

Welcome to the Mary Young Pickersgill Chapter
Maryland State 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. The 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.

Chapter History

The Mary Young Pickersgill Chapter was organized in Towson, Maryland on February 16, 1978 with 13 members.  The Organizing President was Mrs. Ralph C. Kemp.  On April 10, Mrs. Kemp proudly accepted the Chapter Charter from the President National at the National Council luncheon and meeting held at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.

During the first year, meetings were held at the historic Valley Inn in Brooklandville, Maryland, and at the historic Flag House, the home of Mary Young Pickersgill, namesake for the chapter. Mary Young Pickersgill was responsible for sewing the “Star Spangled Banner” flag that flew over Fort McHenry during the British invasion of the War of 1812. It was this flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write a poem that became our National Anthem. During the first year of the new chapter, a ceremony was held commemorating the restoration of the gravesite of Mary Young Pickersgill who is buried along with her mother, Rebecca Young, at the Loudon Park Cemetery in Baltimore.

War of 1812 Patriots whose descendants have joined as members of the 
Mary Young Pickersgill Chapter Maryland State Society United States Daughters of 1812

William Armour (Armor), MD 
Richard Barnhouse, MD
Harvey Benham 
Robert Bland, VA
Cornelius A Blauvelt, NY 
Jacob Bordner, PA
Wyatt Brantley, VA
Edward Brown, MD
Isaac Briggs, MD
Adam Calhoun, Jr, VA
Benjamin Jacob Castleman, TN
Asahel Chapman, CT
Peregrine Cissell (Cecil), MD
Benjamin Clocker, MD
William Gregory Cook, Jr., MD
John Crouch, MD
George Davidson, MD
David Davis, MD
William Delany, MD
Simon Favre, AL
Frederick Shick Fell, Sr, GA
Tandy Walker Fitts, VA
John Fountain, SC
James Gardner,VA

Samuel Gass, KY
John Geisenderffer, MD
Charles Goddard, MD
James Grant,
Benjamin Grubbs, VA
Amos Hall, NY
Samuel Hall, NY
David Hamm, IN
Nathan Hanson, MD
John Hathorn, NY
John Hausenfluck, Sr., VA
Carder Hazard, RI
James Howard, KY
Samuel Hush, MD
Michael Hyder, NC
Fielder Israel, MD
Jonathan Hill Jacocks, NC
John Kelly, MD
David Kephart, MD
John Baptist Knott, MD
Abner Linthicum, MD
Christian Livengood, PA
Griffith Mathias, MD
Samuel McMurray, MD 

Sibley Melendy, NH
Jacob Michael, MD
James Minor, VA 
John Morse, VT
John Neff, MD
Columbus O’Donnell, MD
Philip Olinger, VA
Lemuel Osgood, MA
Jonathon Parker, NC
William Johnson Payne, VA
John Pounder, MD
George Louis Reppert, MD
Henry Reynolds, RI
Brintnel Robbins, PA
Joseph Roberts, VA 
Elisha Rogers, MD
Thomas Ruckle, MD 
James Lilburn Russell 
Gerardus Ryker, Jr., KY and IN
Wiley (Willie) Scarborough
Jacob Schlor, VA
William Schmuck, MD
John Scroggins, KY
John Shearer, PA 

Jacob Shelor, VA
Nathan Shrewsbury, VA
David Silver, MD
William Smith, NY
Josias Sparks, MD
Henry M. Staylor, MD
David Stoddard, Jr., NH
Austin Stone, VA
William Stone, VA
John Streett, MD
Abraham Swango, KY
Jesse Taliaferro (Toliver), NC
Thomas Berry Thornley, VA
Simon Tifft, NY
Bernard Todd, MD
William Trimble, KY
John Trollinger, VA
Lewis Tucker, NC 
Nathaniel Tucker, NC
William Lowry Waring, VA
Robert Warnock, SC
Archibald W. Watkins
William White, MD
David Yingling, MD
Jacob Ziegler 

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