Colonial Dames of America
The Colonial Dames of America (CDA) is an American organization composed of women who are descended from an ancestor who lived in British America from 1607 to 1775, and was of service to the colonies by either holding public office, being in the military, or serving the Colonies in some other "eligible" way. The CDA is listed as an approved lineage society with the Hereditary Society Community of the United States of America.
The organization was founded in 1890, shortly before the founding of two similar societies, The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
In the early 2000s the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of West Virginia were responsible for saving the Craik-Patton House from demolition and relocating it.
- Lillie Stella Acer Ballagh, founder of Matinee Musical Club, Los Angeles
- Florence Anderson Clark (1835–1918), author, newspaper editor, librarian, university dean
- Cynthia Beverley Tucker Washington Coleman (1832–1908), writer and preservationist in Williamsburg, Virginia.
- Elizabeth Jarvis Colt, businesswoman and philanthropist; founder of the Connecticut chapter of CDA
- Laura Dayton Fessenden (1852-1924), author
- Sallie Foster Harshbarger, active in civic and fraternal work
- Alice Curtice Moyer
- Edith Allen Phelps, twice president of the Oklahoma Library Association, the first professional in the Library Science field in the Oklahoma City system
- Adelaide Hamilton (1830-1915), last surviving granddaughter of Alexander Hamilton. She joined the organisation when it was first launched.
- Florence Warfield Sillers, historian and socialite
- Fay Webb-Gardner, First Lady of North Carolina
- Lynn Forney Young, lineage society leader
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- Official website
- Mount Vernon Hotel Museum
- The Hereditary Society Community of the United States of America