Local History


Historical preservation, education, and patriotism are the primary objectives of the Daughters of the American Revolution. To that end, here is a bit of interesting American Revolutionary War history from our area!

George Washington Resigns His Commission

A bit of history takes place at the State House in Annapolis, Maryland.

Margaret Brent: A Woman of Property

A new Maryland colony in religious crisis is held together by a female lawyer.

George Washington's Journal

A transcribed account of his journey to Ohio from two issues of the Maryland Gazette.

Chapter History


On February 20, 1909, a group of women met at the home of Margaret Fields in Rockville, Maryland, to organize the first DAR chapter in Montgomery County. The quotation below is from the first meeting. Thus, the Janet Montgomery Chapter, NSDAR, was organized and confirmed as part of the Daughters of the American Revolution on April 16, 1909, at Hungerford's Tavern, Rockville, Maryland.

The chapter organized with 42 members and elected the following:

Mrs. Morris Croxall, Regent
Mrs. Harry Newcomb, Vice Regent
Mrs. Elden Hartshorn, Recording Secretary
Mrs. William H. Talbot, Corresponding Secretary
Mrs. David H. Warfield, Treasurer
Miss Margaret B. Fields, Registrar
Mrs. J. Harry Cunningham, Historian
Mrs. Charles F. Dickens, Parliamentarian

"In as much as Montgomery County was named for General Richard Montgomery of Revolutionary War fame, it is quite fitting that the chapter be named for his wife, Janet Livingston Montgomery, daughter of Robert Livingston of New York."