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Our Chapter History

The Deborah Sampson Chapter, NSDAR, was organized at Brockton, Massachusetts, on January 25, 1897, in the parlor of the Belmont Hotel with 21 charter members from Brockton and surrounding towns. It received its charter on March 20 of that year. Present at its first meeting was Mrs. Lydia French, a “Real” Daughter, (distinction of honor given to DAR members whose fathers were Patriots in the Revolutionary War) who became the first of eighteen “Real” Daughters to belong to the Deborah Sampson Chapter, NSDAR.

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