Our Chapter's History

     The Noah Coleman Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was organized October 30, 1909, and was granted its charter on December 21 of the same year.  The chapter was named for the Revolutionary War ancestor of the first chapter regent, Mrs. Harriet Coleman Forbes.  Mrs. Forbes was the granddaughter of Surgeon Noah Coleman, III, who served in the infantry during the Revolutionary War from 1777 until 1781, in the 2nd Regiment from Connecticut.  His honorable discharge was signed by George Washington.

     On October 30, 1909, State Regent Mrs. Samuel Green visited the chapter at the home of Mrs. Forbes to install the first officers.  The first yearbook was dated 1909-1911 and had twenty chapter members listed.

     Today, the Noah Coleman Chapter has grown and still cherishes the values of its first members.  We still follow the same rituals and beliefs of our charter members; to be a part of our communities, to support and help our families in need, our youth, educators, veterans, and service members through donations, scholarships, correspondence, and awareness.

Charter Members


Harriet Mary (Coleman Kinnaman Forrester) Forbes
   Organizing Regent & First Chapter Regent


Zoe (Barrow) Harris
   First Vice Regent


Mary (Wilson) Smith
   First Recording Secretary


Christine (Randall Winters) Morgan
   First Treasurer


Margaret (Baron Southgate) Rucker
   First Registrar


Nancy (Rowe) Faulkner
   First Corresponding Secretary


Georgia Harrison
   First Historian


Maude "Myrtle"(Harrison) Buckby


Jennie (Van Campen) Carpenter


Elizabeth (Harrison) Cornwall


Carrie (Kitchell) Duncan


Mary (Hammond) Ladd


Daysie (Harrison) Long


Bettie (Wilson) McComb


Ida Lee (Smith) McKibben


Gertrude May (Carpenter) Powell


Mary Catherine (Hutchings) Rowe


Margaret (Southgate) Rucker


Bessie (Gallaher) Smith


Jean (Harris) Willson