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Catharine Hitchcock Tilden Avery
Mrs. Avery, founder and regent of the Western Reserve Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, of Cleveland, Ohio, was born December 13, 1844, at Dundee, Michigan. She is the eldest daughter of Junius Tilden and Zeruah Rich Tilden. She received her early education at Monroe, Michigan. Her father died in 1861, and she, with her sister, went to Massachusetts, and was graduated at the State Normal School of Farmingham. On July 2, 1870, she was married to Elroy M. Avery, of Monroe, Michigan. In 1871 Mr. and Mrs. Avery moved to the village of East Cleveland and engaged in public school work, he as superintendent and she as principal of the high school. Mrs. Avery continued in high school work until 1882. As wife, teacher, helper, and friend she has proved her loyalty and wisdom, her benevolence and energy, and both merits and enjoys the admiration and affection of all who know her.

Her chapter has been a model in its business and patriotic methods, its enthusiasm, and above all in its historic work.

Katharine Searle McCartney
Mrs. McCartney is the regent of the Wyoming Valley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Her ancestry is closely associated with the earliest Colonial period. She is descended from five of the Mayflower Pilgrims, viz: William Mullins and wife; Priscilla Mullins, who married John Alden; Elizabeth Alden, the "first Puritan maiden," who married William Pebodie; Elizabeth Wabache, who married John Rogers (John Thomas, of the Mayflower); Sarah Rogers, who married Nathaniel Searle; Nathaniel Searle, Jr., assistant governor of Rhode Island from 1757-62, who married Elizabeth Kennicutt, sister of Lieutenant-Colonel Kennicutt; Constant Searle, killed in the battle of Wyoming, who married Harriet Minor, descendant of Thomas Minor and Grace Palmer; Rogers Searle, who married Catharine Scott; Leonard Searle, who married Lyda Dimock, whose grandfather was a lieutenant in the Revolutionary Army and had charge of Fort Vengeance, a northern frontier of Vermont, and who was a great-grandfather of Mrs. McCartney. She is also descended from Rev. John Mayo, Rev. John Lathrop, Nathaniel Bacon, John Coggeshall, first president of Rhode Island; John Rathbone, who came in the Speedwell in 1620; from Margaret Beach, sister of Governor Winthrop's wife, and wife of John Lake, through daughter Harriet, who married Captain John Gallup; Captain James Avery and other early colonists.

Mary Newton
For years Mrs. Newton, of Athens, Georgia, has received a pension from the government in virtue of being the only surviving child of John Jordan, who was a Revolutionary hero, and was at Yorktown when Cornwallis surrendered. Mrs. Newton is now eighty-seven years of age, and is remarkable for her activity and much beloved by all who know her.

Louisa Rochester Pitkin
Mrs. Pitkin is a daughter of Colonel Nathaniel Rochester, of Revolutionary fame, is a member of the New York Chapter and an honorary vice-president of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and resides in Rochester, New York. She has reached the golden age of eighty-two years. Her reminiscences of these years are of great interest to her friends and to the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is an aunt of General Rochester, of the United States Army.

Women of America

Source: The Part Taken by Women in American History, By Mrs. John A. Logan, Published by The Perry-Nalle Publishing Company, Wilmington, Delaware, 1912.

 

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