From the Historical Record of the Michigan Daughters of the American Revolution, 1930:
January 3, 1912, the national vice-president-general, Frances Ingraham
Mann, in charge of the organization of chapters, reported that the
first name on her list for confirmation as organizing regent was that
of Mrs. Marian Selden Clancey, of Jackson, and her name was confirmed
by the national board at that time. Mrs.Clancey was a member of the
Lewis Cass Chapter, Escanaba.
Arthur Maxwell Parker, state regent, deploring the fact that there was
no chapter in Jackson, one of the oldest and most progressive cities in
the state, asked Mrs. Clancey if she wouldundertake the organization of
a chapter. Mrs. Clancey had assisted her mother, Mrs. Selden, in the
organization of the Lewis Cass Chapter. Her loyalty to the D.A.R. [sic]
led her to assume the task.
preliminary meeting was called at the home of Mrs. W. H. Withington and
Mrs. Parker was present. Its being the anniversary of the Battle of
Bunker Hill, the story was told, and each prospective member presented
the name of an ancestor for the name of the new chapter. The name of
Sarah Treat Prudden, wife of Captain Fletcher Prudden, was chosen,
perhaps because two-thirds of those present traced to a Connecticut
patriot, also. Sarah Treat was a great granddaughter of Governor Robert
Treat, who presided over the Charter Oak Assembly.
bay berry candles, made at the Selden ancestral home in Hadlyme, Conn.,
were burned. A piece of the famous Charter Oak, which had been made
into a gavel, was presented to the new chapter by Mrs. E. J. Weeks.