Elizabeth Harrison Chapter

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Bethany, Missouri


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Early area residents Newt DeLong and his wife Edytha Brooks, descendants of Revolutionary War Patriots George DeLong and John Brooks.

Harrison County Courthouse

The Edna Cuddy Memorial House and Gardens is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Settled in the early 1840s, Harrison County has played an important part of the growth of the area. One of the earliest industries was a steam mill, unique in that it produced both lumber and flour. By the end of the 19th century Bethany, the county seat, was a major depot for the railroad, bringing additional opportunities for industry and population growth.

Many older homes have been refinished to reflect the city's history. One of the oldest is the beautiful Edna Cuddy Memorial House and Gardens, built in 1882. This home utilizes period furniture of the late 1800's to give visitors a look back at Bethany. Operated by the Harrison County Historical Society, the Cuddy home is open to visitors by appointment.

Elizabeth Harrison chapter was founded in 1913 and has been an active part of the community since then. We support our local students by sponsoring applicants for various scholarships offered by the NSDAR. Prospective members are aided by our genealogical efforts, linking past, present, and future generations. Programs are varied and might include Sacajawea, family trees, or patriotic songs. We explore many aspects of history, from coins and currency to the classic tales of Mark Twain. We provide something for everyone at our meetings.

Chapter meetings are generally held on the third Monday of the Month, September through June at 5:30 pm.. Each regular meeting includes devotions, patriotic exercises, the President General’s message, and a National Defense report. Inquiries about our chapter, membership requirements, or help with ancestor research may be directed to Mrs. Pat Lambert. We welcome your interest in our society and look forward to answering your questions.

Much more information may be found at either our National Society Daughters of the American Revolution site or our Missouri State Society web site. Please visit to learn more about our history and our activities.

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