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Alafia River Chapter

 Brandon, Florida
Daughters of the American Revolution

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Alafia River

   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

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 Membership Information

 We meet in the evening hours
 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.

   Admission to membership in the NSDAR is either by invitation through a Chapter in your State Organization (or 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 York).

 


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