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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.



Sharon A. Braden
Iowa State Regent


National Motto

"God, Home, and Country"

National Theme

“Preserve the Past, Enhance the Present, Invest in the Future.” 


2014 - 2016 State Theme
Promoting Education
to Encourage Lifelong Learning

2014 - 2016 Scripture
"An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge."
Proverbs:  18:15







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