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 Iowa Society
Daughters of the American Revolution (ISDAR)
and the National Society of the Daughters of
the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) with
their endeavors to perpetuate education,
history, and patriotism.
Two known Revolutionary War soldiers are
buried in Linn County, Iowa:
John Osborn, born April 16, 1763, Shenandoah
County, Virginia; died 1854, Center Point,
Linn County, Iowa. The Center
Point Cemetery, Linn County, Iowa, is his
burial site. He served as a private in
the Virginia Regiment of Colonel Preston under
Captain Ward. John Osborn and his wife,
Sarah Stewart, resided in Montgomery County,
Virginia, during the Revolutionary War.
Their children are Robert, who married
Elizabeth Scott; Samuel, who married Lydia
Maxwell; and Stephen, who married Jerusha
Nathan Brown, born July 22, 1761, Salem,
Albany County, New York; died November 25,
1842, Brown Township, Linn County, Iowa.
His burial location is in the Springville
Cemetery, Linn County, Iowa. He served
as a private, in the New York Regiment of
Colonel Crane under Captains Stevens, Chapman,
Lawrence, and Keeler. Nathan Brown and
his wife, Tamar Sammons, resided in Salem,
Charlotte County, New York during the
Revolutionary War. Harriet Brown, the
only child, married Salmon Cotton Peckham.