Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a
volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism,
preserving American history, and securing America's future through better
education for children.
As one of the most inclusive genealogical societies in the country, DAR boasts
168,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the United States and internationally.
Any woman 18 years or older-regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background-
who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible
Member Ancestor(s) NSDAR #
Blitch, Iris Elois Faircloth Ridgdill, Samuel 617373
Brannen, Carrie May Brinson Brinson II, Adam 188637
Brown, Henrietta Mathews Jenkins, John 477073
Brown, Nancy Riggs Treutlen, John Adam 523816
Flanders, Emily Joiner Truesdale, John 635844
Hickman, Miriam Aliene Thomas Ridgdill, Samuel 612123
Houston, Berta M. Totten Baxter, John 90024
Lane, Mary E. Rountree Lane, Abraham 272700
Lawson, Ida Pearl Neal Dobbins, James 780944
McLeary, Blanche Lea Wiley, William 439861
Milling, Elizabeth Henderson Tolbert Baxter, John 60626
Scott, Joseph James
Overstreet, Annie Bell Brinson Brinson II, Adam 258138
Peacock, Mary Lane Kingery Lane, Abraham 291568
Peacock, Margaret Jean Lane, Abraham 412887
Walsh, Dorothy Olivia Cameron Randolph, Henry 597912
Westberry, Lillian Marjorie Devereaux Ridgdill, Samuel 841539
Sons of the American Revolution (SAR).
The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution was organized on
April 30, l889 -- the l00th anniversary of the inauguration of George Washington
as our nation's first President. We have used the acronym SAR to identify
ourselves for over l00 years. The SAR was conceived as a fraternal and civic
society composed of lineal descendants of the men who wintered at Valley forge,
signed the Declaration of Independence, fought in the battles of the American
Revolution, served in the Continental Congress, or otherwise supported the
cause of American Independence. The National Society was chartered by an Act
of the United States Congress on June 9, l906.
Today the SAR consists of 26,000 members in over 500 chapters in the United
States, Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. The
SAR is a "lineage" society. This means that each member has traced their family
tree back to a point of having an ancestor who supported the cause of American
Independence during the years 1774-1783.
To be eligible for membership in the SAR, you must be a male at least 18 years
of age, a citizen of good repute in the community, and the lineal descendant of an
ancestor who was at all times unfailing in loyalty to the cause of American
Independence and rendered acceptable service by overt acts of resistance to the
authority of Great Britain.
United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC).
The National Association of the Daughters of the Confederacy was organized in
Nashville, Tenn., on September 10, 1894. At its second meeting
in Atlanta, Ga., in 1895, the Organization changed its name to the
United Daughters of the Confederacy. The United Daughters of the
Confederacy was incorporated under the laws of the District of
Columbia on July 18, 1919. The objectives of the organization are
Historical, Educational, Benevolent, Memorial and Patriotic.
Membership is open to women no less than 16 years of age who
are blood descendants, lineal or collateral, of men and women who
served honorably in the Army, Navy or Civil Service of the Confederate
States of America, or gave Material Aid to the Cause.
Johnson, Chessie Ruby Faircloth Ridgdill, Benjamin Robert
Peacock, Mary Lane Kingery James A. Rountree
Peacock, Margaret Jean James A. Rountree
Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV).
The citizen-soldiers who fought for the Confederacy personified the best qualities
of America. The preservation of liberty and freedom was the motivating factor in
the South's decision to fight the Second American Revolution. The tenacity with
which Confederate soldiers fought underscored their belief in the rights
guaranteed by the Constitution. These attributes are the underpinning of our
democratic society and represent the foundation on which this nation was built.
Today, the Sons of Confederate Veterans is preserving the history and legacy of
these heroes, so future generations can understand the motives that animated
the Southern Cause.
The SCV is the direct heir of the United Confederate Veterans, and the oldest
hereditary organization for male descendants of Confederate soldiers. Organized
at Richmond, Virginia in 1896, the SCV continues to serve as a historical,
patriotic, and non-political organization dedicated to insuring that a true history of
the 1861-1865 period is preserved.
Membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans is open to all male
descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed
forces. Membership can be obtained through either direct or collateral family
lines and kinship to a veteran must be documented genealogically. The minimum
age for full membership is 12, but there is no minimum for Cadet membership.
Charge to the Sons of Confederate Veterans
"To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we will commit the vindication of the
cause for which we fought. To your strength will be given the defense of the
Confederate soldier's good name, the guardianship of his history, the
emulation of his virtues, the perpetuation of those principles which he loved
and which you love also, and those ideals which made him glorious and which
you also cherish."
Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee, Commander General
United Confederate Veterans
New Orleans, Louisiana, April 25, 1906
Ridgdill Sr., John Michael Ridgdill, Benjamin Robert
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a member of one of these organizations, and their name is not listed, please let
me know so they can be added. Thank you.