Noblesville Chamber of Commerce President Sharon McMahon was recently selected as a member of the Horseshoe Prairie Chapter of the national society Daughters of the American Revolution as a result of her direct lineage to a patriot who fought in the Revolutionary War.
“The Daughters of the American Revolution organization requires a great deal of documentation to prove ancestry, and I am so pleased to be recognized among this group of patriotic women,” stated McMahon. “I urge others, women and men, to discover their roots and their place in the great and remarkable history of our country. You may be surprised at what you learn about those who led the way to our independence.”
McMahon was recognized as a descendant of Revolutionary War Patriot Samuel Howard – her seven-times great grandfather.
“Pvt. Howard marched under the command of Lt. Mayo Carrington to Valley Forge, where they remained for several months,” she stated. “Serving three tours of duty, he also served at White Plains and as most of us know the Continental Army was comprised of farmers and those with little or no military service who managed to defeat, under the command of Gen. George Washington, the British military – then the most powerful military force in the world.”