'Mrs. Jackson' visits DAR

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from Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson DAR chapter
Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson, mother of the nation’s seventh president, Andrew Jackson, dropped by to chat at the February meeting of the Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter. 
Mrs. Jackson, portrayed by Dorothy Pennachio, provided insights about the Jacksons’ lives in the Waxhaws. The program shared the story of Elizabeth and the sacrifices she made during the American Revolutionary War and of her famous son Andrew’s boyhood events. Jackson was born nearby on March 15, 1767.
The Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 with the mission of promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. DAR members come from a variety of backgrounds and interests, but all share a common bond of having an ancestor who helped contribute to securing the independence of the United States of America. Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible to join.
Indian Land’s Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson DAR Chapter has members from Lancaster and several surrounding counties.