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DeShon Chapter DAR
Boone, Iowa


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Welcome to DeShon Chapter

The DeShon Chapter DAR was organized April 21, 1900, with 19 members.  Augusta Dudley Carlisle Paine was appointed by the National Society to organize the chapter, and a charter was granted July 3, 1900.  Mrs. Paine was the first resident DAR member of Boone County.

The chapter was named for Mrs. Paine's great-grandfather, Captain Daniel DeShon, born in New London, Connecticut, in 1754.  He was of  French Huguenot extraction; on the maternal side, a lineal descendant of  Elder William Brewster of Mayflower fame.  He was conspicuous in the Revolutionary War as Captain of the letter of marque brig "Old Defence," owned by the State of Connecticut.  The History of New London, Connecticut From the First Survey of the Coast in 1612 to 1860, Francis Manwaring Caulkins, page 537, says of him, "... more brave and skillful than these to harass an enemy or to defend a coast, can not be found at any period of our country's history."

Our chapter is involved in many different activities.  We participate in the following:
Memorial Day ceremony
Memorial Day Service
at Linn Cemetery

Flag Day in June


Continental Congress,
in Washington, DC, in June
display
Constitution Week, September 17-23
Pufferbilly DaysPufferbilly Days in September
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