The United States Daughters of 1812 of Arkansas recently received several awards from the National Society including a personal award for state treasurer, Susan Railsback.
Railsback, of Pine Bluff, was honored to be named the U.S.D. 1812 National No. 1 Treasurer.
The U.S.D. 1812, with over 160 chapters across the nation, promotes patriotism, preserves and increases knowledge of the history of the American people by preservation of documents and relics, marks historic spots, records family histories and traditions, and emphasizes the heroic deeds of the civil, military and naval life of those who molded this government between the close of the American Revolution and the close of the War of 1812. In celebration of the bi-centennial of the U.S.D. 1812, Arkansas U.S.D. 1812 has an ongoing effort to mark the graves of 1812 veterans buried in the state of Arkansas, which has been estimated to be nearly 400.
Any woman over 18 years of age who is of direct lineal descent from an ancestor who rendered civil, military, or naval service to our country during the years 1794-1815, inclusive, shall be eligible to membership. For further information on the Society call Jeanette Frahm, registrar at 501-922-9220 or Jo Ann Cooper at 501-286-7200. For more information or to make a contribution toward the grave marking project, please contact Sheila Beatty, state president at 501-915-0456 or mail to U.S.D. 1812, c/o Sheila Beatty, 27 Doblez Circle, Hot Springs Village, Ark., 71909.