Stoney Creek Chapter History 

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"It is certainly desirable to be well descended,
but the glory belongs to our ancestors" - Plutarch

The Stoney Creek Chapter, NSDAR, was originally organized as the General Richardson Chapter on February 17, 1900, in Pontiac, Michigan. The chapter was named for Israel Richardson, who was a general in the U.S. Civil War.  General Richardson was the brother of Marcia Richardson, founding chapter historian.  Early works of the chapter included identifying and marking the graves of four local Revolutionary War Soldiers.

In the 100 years that followed its inception, the chapter and its members became more representative of the Rochester community. Therefore, it was determined by chapter members that a new name was needed to reflect their Rochester identity and more aptly connect the chapter to the Revolutionary War. After much consideration, the name "Stoney Creek" was chosen because Stoney Creek was the name of the early village settlement in the area and chapter members deemed it most appropriate. On October 5, 2002, the NSDAR National Board of Management approved the name change.

In the 21st Century chapter members continue to uphold the NSDARís ideals of patriotism, education and historic preservation. The chapter sponsors a number of activities including library displays, school presentations and public proclamations during Constitution Week, Memorial Day grave markings and parade, and Veteranís Day observances. Members also enjoy the annual Oakland County DAR Picnic, Michigan State Conference and State Awards Day, and Continental Congress.
The Stoney Creek Chapter is pleased to help support the Elias Cady Society, Children of the American Revolution in Waterford. The chapter also actively recruits, educates and supports new and potential members. There are a number of active Junior members in the chapter. Several members serve as state officers and chairmen, and many volunteer for chapter, state and national committees. In addition, monthly meetings offer presentations by subject-matter experts on a variety of topics including genealogy, national defense and womenís issues.

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Last updated: 25 August 2008