On May 25, 1892, Mrs. Benjamin Harrison, President General of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and wife of the 23rd President of the United States of America, appointed Mrs. J.N.C. Stockton as regent to organize the first Florida DAR chapter in Jacksonville. Three years later on April 2, 1895, the State of Florida had its very first DAR chapter, the Jacksonville Chapter. On March 12, 1894, Mrs. Adlai E. Stevenson, then President General, appointed Mrs. D. G. Ambler as Florida State Regent. Mrs. Ambler was later elected State Regent in February 1896, and she served through 1897.
In the 127 years that followed the organization of the Jacksonville Chapter NSDAR, 65 Florida State Regents have graced, guided,
Historic Preservation: To perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American independence by the acquisition and protection of historical sites and the erection of monuments; by the encouragement of historical research in relation to the American Revolution and the publication of its results; by the preservation of documents and relics and of the records of the individual services of the American Revolutionary War soldiers and patriots; and, by promotion of celebrations of all patriotic anniversaries.
Education: To promote, as an object of primary importance, institutions for
Patriotism: To cherish, maintain, and extend the institutions of American freedom;
We, the Florida State Society Daughters, are ever mindful as we continue to strive toward the future; that it is our solemn duty and responsibility to emulate the spirit of the men and women who achieved American independence.