The Betsy Baldwin Chapter,
NSDAR was organized June 8, 1973, in Baldwinsville, New York. The chapter's
name was chosen to honor Betsy Baldwin's outstanding leadership qualities.
In the year 1816, a killing frost occurred each month of the year, destroying
crops and food for the settlers and Indians of the area. Dr. Jonas Baldwin
and his wife, Betsy, agreed to feed one-half of the tribe of 250 Oneida
The women of the village
saw a need for an organization to aid those less fortunate than themselves,
and in 1817, the Female Charitable Society was formed, with Mrs. Baldwin
elected the first president. It seemed most fitting that a DAR chapter
be named in her memory.
Betsy Baldwin Chapter has
38 members and usually
meets the third Monday of each month, with several evening meetings
For membership information,
please contact Joanne Sant, Chapter Registrar.