The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded on October 11, 1890. Its objectives are to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American independence; to carry out the injunction of Washington in his farewell address to the American people, "to promote, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge, thus developing an enlightened public opinion..."; and to cherish, maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, to foster true patriotism and love of country, and to aid in securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty.
The story of the Austin colonists, the first foreigners welcomed by Spain, is one of the most important chapters in Texas History. These settlers began transforming Texas from a Spanish wilderness into an Anglo-American Republic. In January 1821, impresario, Moses Austin, was granted permission from the Spanish government to settle 300 colonists in Texas. Spanish officials believed settlers would exploit the economic potential of the region, as well as provide an excellent buffer between Northern Mexico, the United States and the Plains Indians. However, Austin died in June 1821, leaving the work to his son, Stephen F. Austin. Members of Austin's first colony became known as the Old Three Hundred. Many of these Texas colonists received land titles to leagues straddling Spring Creek, the present boundary between Harris and Montgomery counties. The Spring Creek surveys began approximately 16 miles west of Tomball and stretched to a place four miles northeast of the city.
Spring Creek Chapter NSDAR was chartered on December 7, 1983, and named in honor of the these colonists.
The organizing regent was Diana Pierce.
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Last update May 18, 2021.