Caleb Hopkins Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
Pittsford, New York
The Caleb Hopkins Chapter, NSDAR, was organized in May 1985 in Pittsford, New York. It is named in honor of War of 1812 Veteran Colonel Caleb Hopkins.
The chapter has 26 members and meets September through June on the second Saturday of the month at 1:00 p.m.
For membership information, please contact the Chapter Regent,
History of Caleb Hopkins
Caleb Hopkins was a Colonel in the 52nd Regiment New York State Militia. He had a distinguished career in both civil and military pursuits.
He was a New York Assemblyman from 1816-1817 and an intrepid early pioneer at Irondequoit Bay. He was appointed U.S. Collector of Customs for the Port of Genesee by President James Monroe and became U.S. Inspector of Customs. He was the Supervisor in the town of Pittsford as well. While serving as the Ontario Bridge Commissioner, he directed the building of the first bridge across the Genesee River.
In the War of 1812, he withstood British attacks at Charlotte and on the Niagara Frontier. He was widely regarded by officers and privates as the “bravest man in the Army -- a man who never flinched.”
Caleb died in 1818 as the result of his battle injuries. He was a True Patriot!
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