The Mayflower Chapter was organized in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on
October 30, 1935, in the home of Mrs. J. Rhodes Treichler.
Over the years, the Mayflower Chapter has
supported projects of the national and state Societies
and endeavors to perpetuate education, history, and patriotism.
Two known Patriot Soldiers are buried in Linn County, Iowa:
John Osborn, born 16 April 1763, Shenandoah County,
Virginia; died 1854, Center Point, Linn County, Iowa.
John is buried in the Center Point Cemetery, Linn County,
Iowa. He served out of Virginia, as a private, in
Captain Ward, Colonel Preston's regiment. John
Osborn and his wife, Sarah Stewart, resided in Montgomery
County, Virginia, during the Revolutionary War. Their
children who have been proven to the Daughters of the
American Revolution are Robert, who married Elizabeth Scott;
Samuel, who married Lydia Maxwell; and Stephen, who married Jerusha Wood.
Nathan Brown, born 22 July 1761, Salem, Albany County, New
York; died 25 November 1842, Brown Township, Linn County,
Iowa. Nathan Brown is buried in the Springville
Cemetery, Linn County, Iowa. Nathan served as a
private, in Captains Stevens, Chapman, Lawrence, and Keeler
and Colonel Crane's regiments out of New York. Nathan
Brown and his wife, Tamar Sammons, resided in Salem,
Charlotte County, New York during the Revolution.
Harriet Brown, the only child proven to the Daughters of
the American Revolution, married Salmon Cotton Peckham.