Organized April 14, 1928


The Silas Morton Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution began on April 14, 1928, in the home of Maude Dawson Spears, Organizing Regent.

The chapter was named for her Revolutionary ancestor, Silas Morton of Massachusetts, who was commissioned First Lieutenant on January 1, 1777. He served with the army of Valley Forge, was present at the capture of Stony Point, and was on duty at the siege of Yorktown. By an act of Congress, British swords were presented to American soldiers for distinguished service at Yorktown, and Captain Morton received a captured British dress sword from the hand of Lafayette. This sword was later placed in the Smithsonian Institute.

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