|The "Captain" Molly Corbin Society, Children of the American Revolution is
located in Walnut Creek, California.
It is a local California society of a national, patriotic, youth organization
composed of individuals under the age of 22 who are lineally descended from
a participant in the American Revolution (1775-1783).
Purposes of the Society are to acquire knowledge of American history,
promote the celebration of patriotic anniversaries, preserve and restore places
of historical importance associated with veterans of the American Revolution,
ascertain the deeds and honor the memories of those who rendered service to
the Revolution and honor and cherish the American flag.
The organization has a dual hierarchical structure that includes youth officers
and corresponding adult "senior" officers.
The society is named in honor of "Captain" Molly Corbin (1751-1800) a hero
of the Revolutionary War. Molly was the wife of John Corbin, a
Pennsylvania artilleryman, who was killed at the battle of Fort Washington.
Molly took over her husband's cannon and was credited with firing the last
shot before the fall of Ft. Washington. She also was wounded during the
battle and became one of over 2,900 prisoners that day. The members of the
"Captain" Molly Corbin society are children who are descended from Patriot
who served the cause of American Independence during the Revolutionary
War. This society is sponsored by the Mt. Diablo Chapter, Daughters of the
American Revolution. We meet the first Sunday of every month. We
welcome perspective members to come have fun and learn more about the
Children of the American Revolution.