Prudence Alexander Chapter
of the American Revolution
A Brief History of Our
The Prudence Alexander Chapter of the
Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) was formally organized June 23,
1953. The organizing Regent was Hortense Alexander Hackler (Mrs. Garfield).
There were thirty chapter members who met October 21, 1953, for the first
official chapter meeting.
Prudence Alexander, the wife of Daniel
Alexander, was the name chosen for the new chapter. One of the official
documents that substantiated the Alexander time line and residence was
Daniels legal will, filed in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1775. Prudence
and Daniel Alexander had six sons. Three of the sons were officers in the
American Revolution. One of the sons, Captain William Alexander, a
Congressional Honoree, was a direct lineal ancestor of Organizing Regent
Hortense Alexander Hackler.
Prudence Alexander was chosen as the name of
the new chapter because it was felt that her honored name graciously
represented the memory and spirit of the new chapter.