Susannah Chandler Chapter

National Society Daughters of the

American Revolution


Locust Grove, Virginia

The Susannah Chandler Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, was organized on October 5, 2002 in Locust Grove, Virginia.  Many of our founding members came to the Lake of the Woods community from other DAR chapters around the country and wanted to start a chapter in our new home.


As a chapter we promote the NSDAR's mission of historical preservation, promotion of education and encouragement of patriotism.  This is done through individual and chapter volunteer work plus educational presentations at our meetings and for the public.


As part of our mission we placed a marker at Spotswood Park in the Lake of the Woods Community honoring Captain John Spotswood on May 19, 2007 .  The inscription reads:


Spotswood park is dedicated to Captain John Spotswood born circa 1748, grandson of Royal Lieutenant Governor Alexander Spotswood of Virginia. Captain John Spotswood, soldier of the American Revolution, served honorably as a member of the Continental Army 10th Virginia Regiment. He was wounded at the Battle of Brandywine in September of 1777 and taken prisoner at Germantown in October of 1777. He retired on February 12, 1781 and died post 1800. Married to Sarah (Sallie) Rowsie on September 19, 1771, they established their home here at Orange Grove on part of his grandfather's original Germanna Tract. Their descendants lived on this land well into the 20th Century.


Presented to Lake of the Woods, Virginia by

Susannah Chandler Chapter, National Society

Daughters of the American Revolution

May 19, 2007


Each year we give students from Locust Grove Elementary School and Locust Grove Middle School the DAR Youth Citizenship Medal.  In addition our chapter is proud to present the DAR Good Citizens Award and Scholarship to deserving students.

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