Hannah Hull Chapter was organized on October 7, 1913, with thirty-one charter
members, in the home of Mrs. R.N. Bowden. Mrs. George B. MacFarlane, State Regent, presided at the
meeting. The chapter was named after the ancestor of Mrs. Bowden, Hannah Hull Bray. Hannah Hull (1 July
1750--24 February 1828) was born in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, the daughter of John Hull and
Mary Andrews Hull. She was married to Revolutionary War Patriot, Asa Bray (22 June 1741--21 October
1815). Bray held the rank of Captain in the 2nd Connecticut Battallion in the Regiments of Colonel Cook and
Colonel Hooker. He was also in the Connecticut 15th Military Regiment under Colonels Smith and Enos.
His wife, in staunchly supporting her husband, became involved as a true Daughter of the American Revolution.
Her home in New Haven, Connecticut, was a mecca for women who helped assist in war work.
Our past history reveals our devotion to community service through patriotism, education, and historical preservation. Our chapter.....
equipped a library out of which movement evolved the Brookfield Carnegie Library.
American Red Cross during World War I, World War II, Korean War, and the Vietnamese Conflict.
to help purchase an ambulance for the Brookfield hospital.
Placed a bronze
tablet at the Carnegie Library and planted a tree on the library grounds in memory of the soldiers
who lost their lives in World War I.
Placed a boulder in
the park at nearby Laclede, Missouri, to commemorate the boyhood home of General John J.
Supported the first
MSSDAR Headquarters in Arrow Rock, Missouri, and the current headquarters, Roslyn Heights in
Brookfield Welfare Board in securing Christmas Baskets for the needy.
Helped mark the
grave of George Frederick Burkhartt, who designed the Great Seal of Missouri.
Took an active part
in reviving interest in the old highways of commerce and emigration before the days of the railroad
through the Old Trails Committee.
States Flag information to the school children of Brookfield.
Sent supplies to
to the School of the Ozarks.
Copied funeral and
cemetery records in Linn County.
certificates and medals through the DAR Good Citizens program and American history scholastic
Served on national
and state DAR committees with one member as a state officer.
Each regular meeting includes devotions, patriotic exercises, the President General's
message, a National Defense report, Constitution Week report, History Moment, the Indian Moment, and a
program of patriotic, educational, or historical interest. Please
contact us if you are interested in joining DAR and would like to attend one of our meetings.
Guests are welcome. We will be happy to assist you research your Patriot.
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Information about the chapter history and activities is from an article written by Mrs. James M. Flynn
for Missouri DAR Through Time: The Histories of Missouri DAR Chapters. Edited and compiled
by Lemira Stubbs Parks. Published by Missouri State Society Daughters of the American
Information about Revolutionary War Patriot, Asa Bray, is from the DAR Online Patriot Index.
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Last updated July 7, 2014.