General William Maxwell Chapter - National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution - Belvidere, New Jersey

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Regent Jan Hunold
Vice Regent Ann Cassel-Oliver
Chaplain Barbara Green
Recording Secretary Susan Beall
Corresponding Secretary Judy Stoma
Registrar Christine Murphy
Treasurer Catherine Balduino
Historian Sue Low
Librarian Susan Beall

Committee Chairmen 2016-2019
American History Jan Hunold
American Indians Barbara Green
Conservation Judy Stoma
DAR Good Citizens Lisa Intili
DAR Schools Christine Murphy and Melissa DeMarchi
DAR Service for Veterans Judy Stoma
Flag of the U.S. of America Barbara Hall
Membership Ann Cassel-Olver
National Defense Ann Cassel-Olver

Past Regents

1931-1947 Mrs. George W. Cummins
1947-1950 Mrs. John F. Balmoos
1950-1956 Mrs. Cloyd Cummins
1956-1959 Mrs. Anthony Steinhilper
1959-1962 Mrs. Conrad Folk, Jr.
1962-1965 Mrs. E. Robert Grauert
1965-1971 Miss Donna Edelman
1971-1974 Mrs. Lee R. Fritts
1974-1977 Mrs. Robert J. Turbett
1977-1979 Mrs. Harold J. Smith
1979-1983 Mrs. George Cummins
1983-1989 Mrs. Lee R. Fritts
1989-1995 Mrs. Joseph Popielarz
1995-1998 Mrs. Lee R. Fritts
1998-2004 Mrs. Joseph Popielarz
2004-2007 Mrs. Robert McKellar
2007-2010 Mrs. Lawrence Stoma
2010-2014 Mrs. Charles F. Schwender
2014-2016 Mrs. Susan Beall


General William Maxwell Chapter was organized December 21, 1931.

Antique patriotic postcardWho was General William Maxwell?
In October of the year 1776, Colonel William Maxwell, while living in Warren County, New Jersey, was elected Brigadier General by the Congress of the United States. He was later put in command of four battalions that became known as "Maxwell's Brigade."

In 1779, his Brigade was placed in the division of the American Army under General Stephens' command. This Division marched through Pennsylvania and Delaware during that summer. In the early fall, a part of the "Jersey Line" opened the Battle of Brandywine. The entire command distinguished themselves in the fight. In fact, General Maxwell's Brigade took part in many key battles of the Revolution. His Brigade spent most of the winter at Valley Forge, and later was joined by other Continental Troops. The entire force, under General Lafayette, engaged in harassing the enemy.

In 1778, the Jersey Brigade took part in the Battle of Monmouth. While stationed at Morristown, General Maxwell's men were in great need of provisions and threatened to resign if they did not receive food to keep from starving. Provisions were finally obtained through military force, and the Brigade eventually remained in service.

New Jersey (and the country) can well be proud of the fine Patriots who served their country so well under General William Maxwell.


NSDAR Motto: “God, Home, and Country”

President General Ann Turner Dillion Administration Theme:
“Moving Forward in Service to America”

Karen L. Stroever
New Jersey State Regent

New Jersey State Theme:
“Making a difference in observing history.
Making a difference in promoting education.
Making a difference in demonstrating patriotism.”

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