Betsy Baldwin Chapter

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Baldwinsville, New York



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 Indians.

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 is actively recuriting new members. We usually meet the third Monday of each month, with several evening meetings and luncheons.

For membership information, please contact Lynne Crouch, Chapter Registrar.

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