Historic Preservation, Education, Patriotism, Friendship
Do you know your American roots and your family's role in American History?
Do you have an ancestor who fought in or supported the American Revolution?
Do you want to make a difference in your community
and help preserve American's heritage?
JOIN US! DAR is looking for you!
Each members of the DAR is a lineal descendant of a Patriot who gave aide or was a
soldier in the Revolutionary War. Facts about
DAR and information
about joining DAR are available at the National Society DAR web site. Further information
about DAR is available at: National Society DAR and
Missouri State Society DAR. Learn more
about the DAR on YouTube, Facebook, and Flickr.
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. If you are interested in joining the DAR and
would like to attend one of our meetings, please contact us.
The Elizabeth Randolph Chapter NSDAR was organized on January 14, 1914. The chapter was named for Elizabeth
Randolph, an ancestor of its first Regent, Mary Louise "Daisy" Tatlow. Elizabeth Randolph (1728-1782) was from a famous and wealthy
Virginia family. Her grandfather, William Randolph (1650-1711), was an English colonist whose descendants played an
important role in the history of what would become the state of Virginia and the United States. He came to America in
1674 and married Mary Isham that same year and was eventually one of the founders of William and Mary College. Their
third son Isham Randolph (1685-1742) left Virgina for London where he was a sea merchant for ten years and there married
Jane Rogers. Returning to Virginia with his family, Isham Randolph became the owner of Dungeness Plantation in Goochland
County, Virginia. Elizabeth Randolph was one of his nine surviving children who enjoyed the comforts of a Virginia colonial
dynasty. Various members of the Randolph family married members of the Lee, Washington, and Harrison families. Notable
family members were Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall, First Continental Congress president Peyton Randolph, and
Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Of course, it was Elizabeth Randolph's sister, Jane Randolph Jefferson, whose son
became the most famous member of the family, the author of the Declaration of Independence and the third President of
the United States, Thomas Jefferson. Elizabeth Randolph married John Railey in 1748 in Albemarle, Virginia, and was the
mother of eleven children. Her son, Thomas Railey (1754-1822), is a DAR recognized Revolutionary War patriot.
Throughout its history the Elizabeth Randolph Chapter has been devoted to community service through
the National Society DAR goals of patriotism, education, and historic preservation.
--In the chapters early years quilts were made for Missouri's School of the Ozarks.
--Through the years monetary awards were given to a high school student for the best patriotic essay or to an outstanding
senior of the years. Beginning in 1936, the Good Citizen Award was begun by the chapter and has been awarded each year
--In 1971 the chapter presented Certificates of Honor to the families of three local servicement who gave died
in the Vietnamese Conflict.
--On January 27, 1989, the chapter celebrated its 75th anniversary and on January 16, 2004, celebrated its 90th
--For many years the chapter has decorated a window in downtown Holden Constitution Week and the Fall Fiesta.
--Each year the chapter supports the DAR President General's project.
Our Meetings are held on the 3rd Friday of September through June
at 1:30 p.m. Our chapter programs include Patriotic Education, American History, Historic Preservation,
Genealogy, National Defense, and Volunteer Services.
Please contact us if you are interested in joining the DAR and would like to attend one
of our meetings. Visitors are welcome.
Vice Regent--Carol Wharton
Recording Secretary--Doris Raber
Contact the Webmaster.
Last updated 14 August 2012.
Web hyperlinks to non-DAR sites are not the responsibility of NSDAR, the state organizations, or individual DAR chapters.