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Solomon Dean Chapter DAR

Nevada, Iowa

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Welcome to Solomon Dean Chapter

The Solomon Dean Chapter, Nevada, Iowa, was organized on August 24, 1922 by Miss Carolyn Dean, organizing regent, and Miss Sybil Danskin, who were members at large and became charter members of the local chapter.  The chapter was named for the patriot ancestor of these two ladies, Solomon Dean.  Solomon Dean was born near Hartford, Connecticut, and came to Newburgh, Orange County, New York, in 1772.  At the beginning of the Revolutionary War, he enlisted in the Third New York Regiment.  His name appears in the pay book of the Ulster County Militia, Fourth Regiment.  He was one of the Corps of Engineers under Captain Peter Mills and Colonel Luther Baldwin, in General George Washington's command, and with Washington at Newburgh, Brandywine, and Valley Forge and witnessed the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown in 1781.  A number of the members of Solomon Dean Chapter share this patriot of the Revolutionary War as their ancestor.

In August 1935, a native boulder, more than four feet in height and weighing over four tons, was placed in the Nevada cemetery.  In October of that same year, a bronze memorial plate bearing the the year of organization of Solomon Dean Chapter, and the year of the placement of the memorial stone was added.

Smaller bronze plates are inscribed with the names of some of the deceased chapter members.

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Last Updated 15 August 2016
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