Rappahannock Chapter

National Society United States Daughters of 1812

Weems, Virginia

Chapter President

The Rappahannock Chapter #493 organized on 30 January 2018 and charted on 27 August 2018 with twenty-three organizing members.

FARNHAM – The Rappahannock Chapter 493, U. S. Daughters of 1812, met at Historic North Farnham Episcopal Church on January 24, 2023. Rosalie Coultrip, spoke about the chapter’s newest project, “The War of 1812 Northern Neck Driving Tour. “It’s been two years in the making, researching battle sites and historic homes and churches that were affected by the War of 1812,” said Coultrip.

Farnham Episcopal Church in Richmond County, Virginia was built in 1737 in the shape of a Latin cross, measuring 64 feet by 58 feet, with the arms of the cross being about 25 feet wide. The walls are two feet thick.

During the War of 1812, North Farnham Episcopal Church was the site of one of the British assaults in the Northern Neck. On December 6, 1814, the British bombarded North Farnham Episcopal Church and assaulted the church land. The strength of either side is unknown, but the Virginia militia were engaged in a skirmish with the raiders of the British fleet on the church grounds. Bullet holes can be seen in the south transept.

The War of 1812 Northern Neck Driving Tour pamphlets are available at museums, historical societies and historic sites throughout the Northern Neck. The tour can be found at www.northerneck.org. Click on Activities and then on Suggested Itineraries. Or call, Rosalie Coultrip for more information with regard to the Northern Neck Tour at 804-529-7490 or Chapter President, Dinah Balderson at 804-761-2794.

PR – Donna Weiler, Rappahannock Chpt. 493, Weems, VA 22576-2440


L – R: Dinah Balderson, Marie Jennings, Ed Elliot, Liz Headley and Rosalie Coultrip

Inside the Church Pulpit – F-R: Donna Weiler, Dinah Balderson, B-R: Rosalie Coultrip and Marie Jennings

Inside the Church Pulpit – L to R: Rosalie Coultrip, Marie Jennings, Liz Headley, and Dinah Balderson