The Daughters of the American Revolution is a service organization in
which each member is a lineal descendant of a Patriot who gave aid or served as a soldier in the Revolutionary War.
Information about DAR may be found at the National Society DAR web site which
includes facts about DAR and
membership criteria. Further information may
also be found at the Missouri State Society DAR web site.
The Elizabeth Carey Chapter NSDAR was organized on Flag Day 1913. The chapter name was chosen
to honor the patriot ancestor of Organizing Regent, Myra Moorman Gilbert (Mrs. C.E.). Elizabeth Carey was the wife of Benjamin
Watkins, a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1771 to 1774 and a delegate to the Convention of 1776. The patriot
Watkins, active in the Revolution, was also the first clerk of Chesterfield County, Virginia. His wife, in staunchly supporting her husband,
became involved as a true Daughter of the American Revolution.
Our chapter meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday of the month. Please contact us
if you are interested in joining the DAR and would like to attend one of our meetings. Throughout the year,
programs reflecting the DAR ideals of patriotism, education, and historical preservation are enjoyed by
Daughters and guests. Some of our interesting programs have been: "Vernon County History and Genealogy";
"Feisty First Ladies"; "Voices from the Quilts"; "Martha Washington"; and "Nevada Air Force ROTC."
We often have a field trip in the fall and spring and have enjoyed visiting Halley's Bluff,
the Nathan Boone homestead, historic Balltown Cemetery, and the Bushwhacker Museum.
Throughout our chapter's history, we have been devoted to community service. Chapter activities through
the years have been many and varied. We have a history of actively promoting the yourth activities of the
DAR. Several times our chapter has proudly sponsored state American History essay winners and DAR Good
Citizen winners. Members also participate in state events including the Flag Day celebration at Roslyn Heights,
the Missouri State DAR Headquarters in Boonville, Missouri, the Roslyn Heights Christmas celebration,
and the MSSDAR State Convention. Honorary State Regent Karen Bradley is a member of Elizabeth Carey Chapter.
If you are interested in joining the DAR and would like to attend one of our meetings, please
contact us. Guests are welcome.
You can visit the DAR Genealogical Research System
which will let you know if your ancestor is a recognized Revolutionary War patriot. We will be happy to assist you
in proving your lineage to your Revolutionary War patriot.
Last updated 17 July 2012.
The DAR Insignia is the property of, and is copyrighted by, the National Society of the
Daughters of the American Revolution.