||The Glenwood Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution was
organized March 14, 1913.
The first officers were: Miss Emma Kellogg,
Regent; Janet Record Pike, Vice Regent; Bess French, Secretary;
Laura Plimpton, Treasurer; Lila H. Woodruff, Historian; and Nelle S.
Bogart, Registrar. The chapter received their charter September 22,
Through the years the Glenwood Chapter has
built a strong community outreach with the annual American History
Essay contest and recognition of the DAR Good Citizens. The Good
Citizen award winners are chosen on the basis of leadership,
dependability, service and patriotism. Four schools in the
area participate in the contest.
currently have one member serving the Iowa Society DAR. Pat Curtis is
State Constitution Chairman.
||The Glenwood Chapter has dedicated two
historical markers. The first marker was erected in the
spring of 1952 honoring and commemorating the early trails
across Mills County which included the U.S. Dragoons,
Mormons, and stagecoach trails. Edwin Carter graciously
donated a plot of land on Highway 275 east of Glenwood. The
marker was placed on a granite stone which is a native stone
from St. Mary's Township. In 2002, the marker was moved to
Glenwood Lake Park and rededicated in its new location.
Early Trails Marker
The second marker was placed at the Pioneer Log Cabin, which was the
home of Jacob and Valeria Wortman in 1856. The cabin is located near
the library in Malvern, Iowa.
Pioneer Log Cabin
Pioneer Log Cabin Marker
When Jacob and Valeria Elliott Wortman and family came to Mills
County in 1856, they settled on a claim of about 400 acres that they
had bought in the South Grove neighborhood of Deer Creek Township.
The family built a small cabin out of walnut logs which was about 17
by 18 feet in size. It had a loft to provide additional sleeping
space since six of their eleven children, ages 5 to 12, were with
them. It had a stick-and-mud fireplace.
This cabin, including most of the original logs, was given to
Allen Wortman by Sherman Wortman in 1936, who then owned the family
farm. It was restored and relocated to Paddock Park in Malvern.
"Hattie" Hanks Utterback Anthony was born December 10, 1788 to Abner
and Mary Dale Hanks in Culpepper County Virginia.
Abner Hanks, like his father John, was a Revolutionary War Soldier.
He enlisted in the Revolutionary Army in April 1780. He was a
Private who served three months in Captain George Harrison's
Virginia company and three months in Captain George Sissons Virginia
Benjamin Utterback November 28, 1808 in Woodford Co., Kentucky. They
had 12 children. Benjamin died in 1848 and in 1856 Hattie
married Nicholas Anthony. They had no children. Hattie died May 5,
1863. She is buried at the Waubonsie Cemetery in Mills County, Iowa.
A DAR marker was placed at her grave site in 2005 by the David City
Chapter, from David City, Nebraska, with the help of the
Miss Emma Leora Kellogg was born March 23, 1834 to
Rev. Edward Kellogg and Betsey W. Eastman. She was a
schoolteacher for the Glenwood school in the late 1800's. Emma
applied for membership February
11, 1913, and was the Glenwood Chapter's Organizing Regent
when the chapter was organized on March 14, 1913.
Emma' grandfather, Ezekiel Kellogg of New
Salem, Mass. He held a commission in the
Massachusetts Militia 20 years, being Major nine years. He was a
Revolutionary soldier and pensioner. On his application for pension
he says that he removed from New Salem, Mass to Bath, NH, 1808
thence to Lyman and in 1815 to Littleton. On receipt of the
intelligence of the conflict at Lexington, the Company of Minutemen
to which he belonged was ordered to Boston, where he remained until
the eight months enlistments were organized when he returned home.
In August 1776 he was one of the
eight men sent from his native town to Boston to assist in building
and repairing forts, batteries etc, around the harbor, particularly
on Castle Island where the fortifications had been destroyed when
the British evacuated the city, March 17th.
In July 1777, when Burgoyne
advanced from Canada, Gen. Schuyler appealed to his own State and
New England for re-enforcements. About forty men enlisted under
Capt. Ebenezer Goodrich to join the Northern Army of which company
he was orderly sergeant. After reaching the field of operations
they were employed in scouting around Forts Ann and Miller and the
surrounding Country. They were in the action of Oct 7, 1777, after
which the regiment was ordered to take possession of Fort Edward in
order to cast off the retreat of Burgoyne, in which movement they
had quite an engagement with a body of Indians and Canadians. After
the surrender of Burgoyne he returned home.
He was Justice of the Peace
twenty-one years in New Salem and represented that town in the
Legislature seven years.
Sources: “The Kelloggs in the Old World, and the New” by Timothy
Member of the New England Historical Society.
Soldiers and Sailors in the Rev. Vol IX, page 59
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