• The Captain Molly Corbin Chapter NSDAR of Grapevine, Texas
  • Organized July 7, 2003
  • The Captain Molly Corbin Chapter NSDAR of Grapevine, Texas
  • Organized July 7, 2003
  • The Captain Molly Corbin Chapter NSDAR of Grapevine, Texas
  • Organized July 7, 2003

Welcome to the Captain Molly Corbin Chapter NSDAR of Grapevine, Texas

Organized on July 7, 2003, the Captain Molly Corbin Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) is one of the largest DAR chapters in the state of Texas, and we are fortunate to have talented members of all ages. We invite you to attend one of our meetings/events. Our chapter meets the second Thursday evening of each month from September through May at 7 pm.  

History:

Captain Molly Corbin, who was born Margaret Cochran on November 12, 1751, in Pennsylvania, was the daughter of Robert Cochran. In 1772, she married John Corbin, a native of Virginia. Soon after the beginning of the Revolutionary War, John Corbin enlisted in the Pennsylvania artillery.

Molly CorbinOn November 16, 1776, Corbin's artillery company was in Fort Washington at New York City, New York, when it was attacked by the British. After her husband was killed during the battle, Margaret Corbin heroically filled his post and fired the cannon in his place. In recognition of this heroic deed, she became the first woman to receive a pension, half the monthly pay of a soldier, from the United States Government.

Known as "Captain Molly Corbin" she was also the first woman fighting as a soldier who was wounded in action in the Revolutionary War. She is listed in the records of the "Invalid Regiment" of West Point, as "Captain Molly". In 1800 at the age of 49 Captain Molly died. She was buried about 3 miles from West Point in the highlands above the Hudson River with a cedar tree marking her grave. On April 14, 1926, the remains of Captain Molly Corbin were re-interred at the Military Academy Cemetery at West Point, New York, with full military honors.

 

Activities

Our activities center around the sacred commitment to God, Home, and Country.

Helpful Links

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The Captain Molly Corbin Chapter NSDAR of Grapevine, Texas