The National Society United States Daughters of 1812 was organized on January 8, 1892. The purposes of the Society are to
promote patriotism, to preserve and increase knowledge of the history of the American people, by preserving documents and
relics, marking historic spots, recording familiy histories and traditions, celebrating patriotic anniversaries, teaching
and emphasizing the heroic deeds of the civil, military and naval life of those who molded this government between the close
of the American Revolution and the close of the War of 1812, from 1784 to 1815, inclusive, and to maintain, at National Headquarters
in Washington, D.C. a museum and library of memorabilia of the period.
Women eighteen years of age and over are eligible for membership, providing that they can satisfactoily document their lineal
descent from an ancestor who rendered military, naval or civil service between the close of the American Revolutionary War
and the close of the War of 1812.
Com. William Wetmore Chapter was organized November 7, 2009 in Stow, Ohio. Our first project was to place a War of 1812 marker
on the grave of William Wetmore in Stow Cemetery. This was done on July 31, 2010.
We have since done other markings and photographed the graves of the veterans of 1812 buried in Summit County and worked to
get flag holders for each veterans' grave. Our next goal is to get headstones for each man who has an unmarked grave.
We have also been doing memorial ceremonies around the area for these veterans and will continue to do so throughout the Bicentennial
Plans for 2013 and beyond are to mark the graves of "real daughters" of the patriots of the War of 1812 and celebrate the
Bicentennial of the War of 1812. We are also planning an outing to Ft. Meigs during the summer of 2013.
Web hyperlinks to non-U.S.D. of 1812 sites are not the responsibility of the N.S.U.S.D. 1812, the state societies, or
individual 1812 chapters.