Friday's Council Tree Chapter NSDAR
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The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer women’s service organization comprising 3,000 chapters and over 185,000 members. If you would like more information on the Friday's Council Tree Chapter NSDAR, please email the following chapter leaders or visit our state and national websites.
Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence is eligible to join the DAR. She will be asked to provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage, and death, as well as of the American Revolutionary War service of her patriot ancestor.
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Friday's Council Tree Chapter NSDAR was founded on June 1, 2008, and organized September 16, 2008. Our name is in honor of the Council Tree that was located northwest of Timnath, Colorado. Chief Friday and his Arapaho Tribe used this tree as a meeting place and significant landmark. The Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes would meet and hold council under a tall cottonwood tree along the Poudre River. This tree was easy to find; it was old, gnarled, and twisted. At over 100 feet tall and 16 feet around, it was the largest tree in the area. Since the tree was located on a nice, flat, grassy area, it became a favorite spot. It was also a convenient place to rendezvous after a hunting party.
The Council Tree was one of several well-known Colorado trees having historical significance. It was named to the American Forestry Association Hall of Fame and the Conservation Committee of the Daughters of the American Revolution placed a plaque on the tree designating it for special recognition. The Colorado Mountain Club placed a fence around it to protect it from livestock. In the mid-1930s, the Council Tree was accidentally destroyed in a weed fire.
Chief Friday, of the Northern Arapaho Tribe, was a very influential person among his people and in their dealings with the white settlers. Larimer County is located in their traditional hunting area. In 1831, Thomas Fitzpatrick found a starving young boy on the prairie. He took him to St. Louis, where he adopted him and placed him in a Catholic school. While at school, the boy became fluent in English. Fitzpatrick named the boy Friday, because that was the day he found him. During talks between the Army and the Arapaho in 1857, Chief Friday acted as an interpreter. A soldier described him as "a tall noble looking man, well dressed in skins and with good buffalo robes as blankets." Friday was never a head chief, but due to his constant efforts to maintain good relations with the whites, he was recognized as a Peace Chief. He died on May 13, 1881, from a heart ailment, at the approximate age of 58. Written by organizing member Lyn Rubenthaler
|Forgotten Soldiers of Camp Collins Monument||Grandview Cemetery||2016|
The following are the patriot ancestors of the current members of Friday's Council Tree Chapter NSDAR. American Revolutionary War patriots include signers of the Declaration of Independence, members of local and state militias, members of the Continental Army or Continental Navy, men and women who rendered other types of aid to the cause of independence, and those taking oaths of loyalty. Other included patriots are: foreign soldiers who served the cause of American independence and Spanish soldiers serving in the presidios at Santa Fe, El Paso, and New Orleans. With a few exceptions, military service began with the Battle of Lexington (19 April 1775) and ended when the British evacuated New York (26 November 1783). Patriots may have also provided civil service, conducting public business in the newly formed American states.
If you have information that one of your ancestors may have aided the cause of freedom during the American Revolution, we may be able to help you establish your genealogical line for DAR membership. If you are interested in documenting your lineage and joining our chapter, or have any questions, please email the Friday's Council Tree Chapter Registrar.
|Henry Blagrave, Jr.||Virginia||Patriotic Service|
|Elizabeth BOWMAN Ruddle||Virginia||Patriotic Service|
|Samuel Cecil||Virginia||Civil Service, Patriotic Service|
|John Clinkinbeard||North Carolina, Virginia||Private, Patriotic Service|
|Thomas Daugherty||New York||Private|
|George Dodson||Virginia||Patriotic Service|
|George Hall||New York||Sergeant|
|William Hall||Virginia||Private, Civil Service|
|James Halsey||Virginia, New York||Private, Patriotic Service|
|Sylvanus Halsey||New York||Private, Patriotic Service|
|Thomas Harrison||Virginia||Captain, Patriotic Service|
|Joshua Heath||New Hampshire||Sergeant|
|Joseph Hildreth||New York||Patriotic Service|
|Henry Howard, Jr.||Massachusetts||Private|
|Henry Howard, Sr.||Massachusetts||Private|
|Christopher Hutchins||Virginia||Patriotic Service|
|Benjamin Inyard||New Jersey||Corporal|
|Malachi Kelly||New Jersey||Patriotic Service|
|Spencer Lacey||Delaware||NonCommissioned Officer|
|Eleazer Larrabee||Vermont, New Hampshire||Private|
|John Lerch||South Carollina||Patriotic Service|
|William Marshall||North Carollina||Patriotic Service|
|John Maxey||Virginia||Patriotic Service|
|John Mccullough||North Carollina||Private, Patriotic Service|
|Hugh Mcwhorter||New York||Sergeant|
|Adam Meek||North Carollina||Civil Service, Patriotic Service|
|Cyrus Miner||Virginia||Patriotic Service|
|Joseph Miner||Virginia||Patriotic Service|
|John Pearson||New Jersey||Private|
|William Pennock||Virginia||Civil Service, Patriotic Service|
|Jacob Peters||Virginia||Patriotic Service|
|James Porter||New Jersey||Captain|
|Joseph Prescott||New Hampshire||Major, Patriotic Service|
|William Rippetoe||North Carollina||Patriotic Service|
|Robert Rivers, Jr.||Virginia||Patriotic Service|
|Robert Rivers, Sr.||Virginia||Patriotic Service|
|Garret Ryckman||New York||Staff Officer|
|Elizabeth Stokes||Virginia||Patriotic Service|
|Benjamin Stone||Virginia||Civil Service|
|Parshall Terry, Sr.||Connecticut||Private|
|Charles Townsend||New York||Private|
|Jacob Van Arsdale||New Jersey||Private|
|Jonathan Vernon||North Carollina||Patriotic Service|
|Adam Wagner||Virginia||Patriotic Service|
|Joseph Watson||Virginia||Civil Service, Patriotic Service|
|Benjamin White||Maryland||Patriotic Service|
|Thomas Whitten, Jr.||Virginia||Ensign, Patriotic Service|
|Thomas Whitten, Sr.||Virginia||Patriotic Service|
|Zachariah Wright||North Carollina||Patriotic Service|
|as of June 6, 2018|