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Joshua Stevens Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
St. Cloud, Florida

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 Chapter History

Having moved from Portland, Maine, Mrs. Edith Pride Elliott organized a new DAR Chapter in St. Cloud in 1946. The first meeting was held December 16, 1946, with twelve members. It was decided at this time to call the new chapter "The Soldier City Chapter," pending approval of the National Board of the NSDAR. This name was selected as St. Cloud was settled in 1909 by Soldiers of the Grand Army of the Republic.

The name of "Soldier City" was short-lived. A letter from National indicated that this name was being used by another chapter. The newly formed St. Cloud Chapter then called a special meeting to choose a new name. Mrs. Elliott suggested that in keeping with the "Soldier City" theme, the name should be an American Revolution ancestor of one of  the members of the Chapter. Joshua Stevens, an ancestor of Mrs. Elliott, was chosen as the new name for the Chapter.

Joshua Stevens was born in 1743 at Falmouth (now Portland), Maine, and served at the siege of Boston in 1775 and also in the Bagaduce Expedition in 1779.

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For meeting dates and time please contact:
Janet Lee

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For more information on the Joshua Stevens Chapter, please contact our Registrar.

Rita Hendrix

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