Mary Ball Chapter Real Daughters
All Daughters of the American Revolution are descended from Revolutionary War patriots, but a Real Daughter was both a member of DAR and the actual daughter of a patriot.
Elizabeth Bartlett and Rebecca Smith Tylee, two DAR Real Daughters, became members of Mary Ball Chapter in the late 1890s and we honor their memory.
Elizabeth Bartlett, Daughter of Abraham Bartlett
Miss Elizabeth Bartlett was born in 1803, the daughter of Abraham and Melinda Camp Bartlett. Elizabeth died in Ogden Center, MI on 13 Nov 1897. She never married. Her father, Abraham Bartlett (1759-1841), served as a soldier in the revolution and assisted in defending the battery of New York City against the British. The Mary Ball Chapter honored her as a Real Daughter in 2009 with a plaque on her grave marker in the Ogden Zion Cemetery, Blissfield MI. Kate Hull Pease, Regent of WSSDAR and Mary Ball Chapter member, attended the ceremony and dedicated the plaque with the help of Michigan DAR representatives.
1. Dan Cherry, “DAR ‘Real Daughter’ grave marked with bronze plaque,” lenconnect.com, 7 Jun 2009, accessed 2 Feb, 2016, http://lenconnect.com/article/20090607/NEWS/306079976.
2. Margaret B Harvey, Real Daughters of the American Revolution, (Philadelphia, PA: Merion Chapter, NSDAR, 1913), accessed 2 Oct 2016, https://archive.org/stream/realdaughtersofa00daug/realdaughtersofa00daug_djvu.txt.
Rebecca Smith Tylee, Daughter of Nathaniel Austin Smith
Miss Rebecca Smith was born December 26, 1809, the daughter of Austin and Elizabeth Newman Smith. She died in Superior, Wisconsin on March 22, 1905 at the age of 95. Her father, Austen Tylee (1753-1846) was a Sergeant in Captain Josiah Lacey's Company in Connecticut line Regiment of Colonel Philip Bradley. He was wounded at the Battle of Monmouth and received honorable mention for bravery. He was born in Connecticut and died in Oswego, N. Y., where he was a pensioner. Rebecca married Edward R. Tylee in 1829. Rebecca is buried at the Purdom Cemetery in Keosauqua, Iowa. The Elizabeth Ross Chapter DAR placed a plaque at her grave site in June 1928. In May 2006, the Van Buren Chapter DAR restored the plaque with the assistance of the Elizabeth Ross Chapter.
1. Elizabeth Ross Chapter, Ottumwa, Iowa, "DAR Real Daughter," isdar.org, accessed 2 Oct, 2016, http://isdar.org/chapters/elizabethross/daughters.html.
2. Geniebug, "Rebecca Smith Tylee, #46721814," findagrave.com, memorial# 46721814, accessed 2 Oct 2016, http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=46721814.
3. Margaret B Harvey, Real Daughters of the American Revolution, (Philadelphia, PA: Merion Chapter, NSDAR, 1913), accessed 2 Oct 2016, https://archive.org/stream/realdaughtersofa00daug/realdaughtersofa00daug_djvu.txt.