State of West Virginia Society
National Society United States Daughters of 1812
CAPTAIN JAMES GIBSON
Welcome to the State of West Virginia Society,
United States Daughters of 1812.
For more than a century, the members of the National Society United States Daughters of 1812, have dedicated themselves to patriotism, preservation of documents and relics, and education.
The National Society United States Daughters of 1812 was organized on January 8, 1892 on the anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans. The society requires lineal descent from an ancestor who rendered military, naval or civil service between the close of the American Revolutionary War in 1783 and the close of the War of 1812 in 1815. Military service may be in any one of sixteen recognized engagements between those dates.
The purposes this society shall be to promote patriotism, to preserve and increase knowledge of the history of the American people, by the preservation of documents and relics, the marking of historic spots, the recording of family histories and traditions, the celebration of 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, to urge Congress to compile and publish authentic records of men in civil, military and naval service from 1784 to 1815, inclusive, and to maintain at National Headquarters a museum and library of memorabilia of the 1784-1815 period.