Abraham Baldwin Chapter, NSDAR

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Our History

Our Chapter was named in honor of Abraham Baldwin (Born 1754). He graduated from Yale College at age 18 and was admitted to the bar in 1784. Three months later, he was elected to the State Legislature and became the Father of our University System (University of Georgia). He was also a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and helped to draft the U. S. Constitution which he signed. In 1788 he was elected to the U. S. Congress and was reelected every two years to the House of Representatives until 1798, when he was elected to the U. S. Senate, where he served as a Senator until 1807, when he died.

Mrs. Ruth Brock Kramer was the Organizing Chapter Regent and the Chapter was chartered on April 1, 1953. However, there was another Carrollton NSDAR Chapter, "McIntosh Reserve Chapter," organized on April 1, 1914 which disbanded on October 17, 1918.

Prior to January 24, 1826, the Carroll County area belonged to the Creek Indians. The most prominent leader of these Creek Indians was Chief William McIntosh. He built a plantation home called Lockchau Talofau (Acorn Bluff), overlooking the Chattahoochee River near Whitesburg. Treaties were signed by Indian Chiefs, including Chief McIntosh, relinquishing all their Georgia land. Before sunrise on April 30 Upper Creek warriors lead by Chief Menewa set fire to Lockchau Talofau and killed McIntosh. This land is now a park called McIntosh Reserve.

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Beginning in 1987 our chapter played a significant part in raising funds to move a similar cabin and erect it on the site.

This chapter is active in the National and State of Georgia Societies of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Our chapter participates in community activities and in several related organizations. We welcome new members and offer assistance in establishing ancestral lines and making application for membership.

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For questions regarding membership or other information,
you may contact our chapter through
Abraham Baldwin Chapter, NSDAR.

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