Jane McCrea Chapter

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Glens Falls, New York

 

 

The Jane McCrea Chapter, NSDAR, was organized January 27, 1899, in Glens Falls, New York.

The chapter is named for the sweetheart of an officer in British General John Burgoyne's army. Tory sympathizer Jane McCrea and a local family were massacred by Indians during the British army's advance south from Canada. Patriot militia, outraged that "Burgoyne's Indians" were allowed to rampage through the countryside, swarmed to Saratoga in anger -- defeating Burgoyne and resulting in the turning point of the American Revolution. Jane McCrea, though a Tory, inspired patriots to fight because of her tragic death.

The chapter meets April through November on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

For membership information, please contact Sharon Jensen, Chapter Regent.




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