On Friday, May 24, Candace (Chew Davis) Brown of Van Meter and Beverly (Chew) Roberts of Truro attended the State and Old Fort Des Moines Chapter meetings of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Colonists (NSDAC) held at the Urbandale Library.
Brown was installed based on her lineage to her 10th great-grandfather John Chew of England, who arrived in the “New World” for a second time in 1622 after a three month voyage on the ship “Charity.”
Through the generations, a branch came to Iowa in 1854. Their grandfather Joe Chew lived in Clarke County his entire life. Roberts’ installation will be handled at a later date.
NSDAC members are descendants of a man or woman who rendered patriotic or civil service to the American Colonies prior to July 4, 1776.
Members work to preserve our heritage and record history for future generations while serving communities through patriotic education, scholarships for Native American students, marking historical sites, serving our veterans and more.
Visit www.nsdac.org to learn more about the society.