Officers

(Seated left to right) Darlene Peters, Chapter Treasurer; Raylene Cornine, Chapter President; Jeanne LaRue, Chapter Historian.
(Standing left to right) Andrea Hatfield, Chapter Registrar; Judy Frerking, Chapter Vice President; Joyce Knight, Chapter Secretary; and Mary Burge, Chapter Chaplain.
Not pictured are Shery Gochenour, Chapter 2nd Vice President, and Elaine Osborn, Chapter Parliamentarian

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 Chapter History
The Brigadier General Thomas Adam Smith Chapter No. 260, State of Missouri, National Society United States Daughters of 1812 was organized in February of 1958 in Marshall, Missouri.

 The Organizing State President was Mrs. Maurice F. Clyde.

 Brig. General Smith, for whom the chapter is named, was a native of Virginia.  In 1818, he resigned his position in the army, came to Missouri and was appointed receiver of the general land office at Old Franklin, Missouri.  He moved across the Missouri River to Saline County, Missouri, about 1826 and established a large farm he called “Experiment” located near present day Napton, Missouri.

Membership
Any woman over 18 years of age, of good character, and any child up to 21 years of age, who offers satisfactory proof of lineal descent from an ancestor who rendered civil, military, or naval service during the years 1784-1815 is eligible to membership.

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