California State Society
of the
National Society United States Daughters of 1812

Welcome to our Website!

The National Society United States Daughters of 1812
was founded by Flora Adams Darling, in 1892.
(Incorporated 1901, by an act of Congress)

State Motto:
 “Hoist your sails and stay the course!”

State Scripture:
 “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run,
and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

State President’s Project:
-Reforestation of California Burn Areas
-Historic Grave Marking of Mary Elizabeth Simpson Sperry,
Suffragette and Real Daughter

Quote From the War of 1812

'Don't give up the ship!"

Tradition has that Captain James Lawrence said these heroic
words after being mortally wounded in the engagement of the U.S. frigate Chesapeake,
and HMS Shannon on 1 June 1813. As the wounded Lawrence was carried
below, he ordered, "Tell the men to fire faster! Don't give up the ship!"


Liberty Fraternity Unity

"To preserve and increase knowledge of the history of the American people by the preservation of documents and relics, the marking of historic spots, the recording of family histories and traditions, the celebrating of patriotic anniversaries, and especially the emphasizing and teaching of heroic deeds in the civil, military and naval life of those who molded this government of the United States and saved it from foes both within and without, between the close of the American Revolution and the close of the War of 1812.  In general, its one purpose is the promotion of patriotism.”

For further information please e-mail

Jan H. Gordon, State President California State Society


The U.S.D. of 1812 Insignia is the property of and is copyrighted by the National Society
of the United States Daughters of 1812. Authorization must be received by the National Society.

Web hyperlinks to non-U.S.D. of 1812 sites are not the responsibility of the
N.S.U.S.D. of 1812, the state societies, or individual U.S.D. of 1812 chapters.

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