Miranda Brainerd Stranahan
Subject CategoriesCharitable and Community Work
State Regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution from 1903-1907. Vice-President and President of the Vermont Society of Colonial Dames. President of the Needlework Guild. Served on the Board of the Warner House.
Date of Birth12/12/1841
Date of Death12/17/1909
Primary ResidenceSt. Albans
Born Miranda Aldis Brainerd, Miranda Stranahan was a charter member of the Bellevue Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)in 1886. She was descended from Captain David Smith. From 1902 to 1903 she was Regent of that chapter. She went on to serve as State Regent of DAR from 1903 to 1907.
Brainerd served as the third Vice-President of the Vermont Society of Colonial Dames, and later became President of that organization.
She was President of the Needlework Guild. She was active in the Daughters of 1812, and the Descendants of the Mayflower.
Brainerd also served on the Board of the Warner House, now a National Historic Landmark in Portsmouth, NH.
On August 26, 1862 she was married to Farrand Stewart Stranahan, a Civil War veteran and Vermont politician. They had two children.
Organizations or Movements
- Daughters of the American Revolution
- Needlework Guild
- Daughters of 1812
- Descendants of the Mayflower
- Vermont Society of Colonial Dames
- Warner House
- Community leader
- Attended high school in Brattleboro