Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution
Organized on June 25, 1897
Meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of
September, October, November, January,
February, March, April, May, and June.
Refreshments are served at 1:00 p.m.;
the meetings begin at 1:30 p.m.
It was the unanimous decision of the organizing committee
to name the chapter for Hannah Woodruff,
a granddaughter of Samuel Woodruff, the first white settler
of Southington. Hannah Woodruff married Asahel Newell,
by whom she had eight children.
Shortly after her husband's death she married
Daniel Sloper, a widower with five children,
and they soon had a son. This was Hannah's family
when her husband, Captain Daniel Sloper, led the
Southington company to the Revolutionary War accompanied
by her three sons, Solomon, Asahel, and Mark Newell,
and two of her husband's sons, Daniel and Ezekiel Sloper.
Thus, Hannah Woodruff saw six men of her family go off
to serve in the Revolutionary Army, leaving her
to care for the remaining nine children of their
combined families. She certainly was a true patriot
and heroine of the American Revolution.
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