Welcome to the Gilead Rupe Chapter, NSDAR. We represent the rural eastern Jackson County area. We proudly support the objectives of the State and National Societies Daughters of the American Revolution to promote historical preservation, support education, and encourage patriotism within our community. Through extensive genealogical research, members have proven their ancestry to those early Americans whose courage, bravery, and determination helped bring about the individual rights and freedom we enjoy today.
The chapter was named for Gilead Rupe, who is generally
accepted as the first white settler of Lafayette County, Missouri, arriving
about 1815. The first steamboat landing at Lexington, Missouri, was at
the mouth of Rupe’s Branch, named for Gilead Rupe. Years after
his death, at the age of 75, December 3, 1847, his remains and the carved
field rock were moved to Machpelah Cemetery, in Lexington, Missouri.
A monument was erected by the National Society, Daughters of the American
Revolution in 1929.
Chapter meetings are held in the evenings on the first Tuesday of the month, September through June, in the Odessa, MO, area. For additional information relating to meetings and membership inquiries, please contact us. We encourage you to visit and learn more about what DAR is doing in your area. Guests are always welcome.
Chapter Officers: Regent: Nancy Mears; Vice Regent: Connie Lee; Chaplain: Bonnie Keyserling; Recording Secretary: Janet West; Corresponding Secretary: Carol Estill; Treasurer: Marjorie Wilson; Registrar: Joan Cole; Historian: Nancy Miller; Librarian: Gwen Hill.
For Membership Information, or eligibility, please visit
the NSDAR web site:
The National Society offers a free patriot look up service to determine if your ancestor is already a proven patriot. Click on the following link: DAR Genealogical Research System (GRC) database
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