Chapter Origins

Organized on September 27, 1898, the Mecklenburg Chapter, NSDAR, was the FIRST chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in the State of North Carolina.

On September 28, 2013, the Mecklenburg Chapter celebrated its 115 birthday at the Hezekiah Alexander House. Our Chapter will be celebrating out 120 year anniversary in September 2018 with an Anniversary Tea Time Event and our 125 year anniversary in September of 2023 with a Black Tie Ball in Uptown Charlotte.

Hezekiah Alexander House 2013 Mecklenburg Chapter Birthday Celebration

The historic Mecklenburg Chapter charter meeting was held at the home of Mary Dewey Osborne (Mrs. F.I. Osborne) and led by our State Founding Regent Harriet Nesbit Latta (Mrs. Edward Dilworth Latta) who was known for her outstanding leadership abilities. Because of the perseverance and enthusiasm of Mrs. Latta and the fourteen charter members, it became necessary to add other chapters.

Under Mrs. Latta's leadership, the first five NSDAR chapters in the State of North Carolina were founded. The date of the chartering meeting was selected to commemorate the anniversary of the Revolutionary Battle of Charlotte which was fought on September 26, 1780.

Heroines of History: Mary Anna Morrison Jackson

Our first Mecklenburg Chapter regent was Mary Anna Morrison Jackson, wife of famed Confederate General, Thomas Johnathan "Stonewall" Jackson.

Monument honoring the patriots of the local Revolutionary skirmish, "Battle of the Bees," Courtesy of Nancy Mertz

Our chapter's first monument was erected at the McIntyre Farm in honor of the "Battle of the Bees," October 3, 1780. The McIntyre Farm monument was also the first DAR monument in the State of North Carolina.