Alafia River Chapter
the American Revolution
For centuries the beautiful, pristine Alafia
River shared its quiet beauty, its abundant
fish and game, and its clear, cool waters with
the Tocobega Indians. From their
settlement at the mouth of the Alafia, to
their hunting camps up-river, the Indians left
traces of their lives and activities.
In the sixteenth century the expeditions of
Panfilo de Narvaez and Hernandez de Soto
explored the coastal areas of Tampa Bay and
visited the Indians, making the first written
account and charting the first maps of the
Alafia River. On an early map the name
Alafia does not appear but rather the
translation, "Hunting River."
The Alafia River Chapter was organized May 21,
1982, when Susan Mountain, Organizing Regent,
met with 17 NSDAR members at Brandon,
Florida, to form the chapter. In 2005,
chapter membership has reached over 100.
If you are interested in membership into the
Alafia River Chapter please contact:
Cecelia Ann Murray
meet in the
to better serve the needs of the working woman.
Any woman is
eligible for membership who is no less than eighteen years of age and can
prove lineal, blood line descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving
American independence. She must provide documentation for each statement
of birth, marriage, and death.
membership in the NSDAR is either by invitation through a Chapter in your
Unit Overseas). No Chapter may discriminate
against an applicant on the basis of race or creed.
The National Society reserves the right to determine the acceptability of
all service and proof thereof. The National Society accepts service, with
some exceptions, for the period between 19 April 1775 (Battle of
Lexington) and 26 November 1783 (withdrawal of British Troops from New
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