The chapter was organized on
October 11, 1997.
Our chapter’s namesake, Matilda Polk Campbell, was a true
daughter of the American Revolution.
Born in December 1770, Matilda was the daughter of Ezekial Polk, who
served in the Revolutionary War as a Lieutenant Colonel from
She was the aunt of
President James K. Polk.
Some sources say that her husband served in the
Matilda was a part of the western migration, moving from
and then to
She and her sons and their families were among the first
white settlers in this county.
Matilda died in
September 23, 1853,
and was buried in
Our organizing regent, Carolyn Mott, is the great-great-great-great
granddaughter of Matilda Polk Campbell. On
April 29, 2001,
marker was placed by the chapter on Matilda’s grave in