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Welcome to the Hannah Hull Chapter

Brookfield, Linn County, Missouri




To perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence; to promote the development of an enlightened public opinion; and to foster patriotic citizenship--these are the objects of our society, Daughters of the American Revolution.

Each member of the DAR is a lineal descendant of a patriot who gave aid or served as a soldier in the Revolutionary War. The National Society DAR has facts about DAR and information about joining DAR. Further information about DAR is available at: National Society DAR and Missouri State Society DAR


About Hannah Hull Chapter



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Chapter Officers

Regent--Patricia Johnson
Vice Regent--Carmen Seckington
Chaplain--Marilyn Bowers
Recording Secretary--Martha Flynn
Corresponding Secretary--Sharon Howell
Treasurer--Catherine Wombwell
Registrar--Linda Mosley
Historian--Gina Smith
Librarian--Mary Cunningham

We Honor Our Patriots.  Hannah Hull Chapter NSDAR proudly honors our Revolutionary War Patriots whose sacrifices led to the freedoms we enjoy in the United States of America. Please view our "Our Patriots" page.



Hannah Hull Chapter was organized on October 7, 1913, with thirty-one charter members, in the home of Mrs. R.N. Bowden. Mrs. George B. MacFarlane, State Regent, presided at the meeting. The chapter was named after the ancestor of Mrs. Bowden, Hannah Hull Bray. Hannah Hull (1 July 1750--24 February 1828) was born in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, the daughter of John Hull and Mary Andrews Hull. She was married to Revolutionary War Patriot, Asa Bray (22 June 1741--21 October 1815). Bray held the rank of Captain in the 2nd Connecticut Battallion in the Regiments of Colonel Cook and Colonel Hooker. He was also in the Connecticut 15th Military Regiment under Colonels Smith and Enos. His wife, in staunchly supporting her husband, became involved as a true Daughter of the American Revolution. Her home in New Haven, Connecticut, was a mecca for women who helped assist in war work.

Our past history reveals our devotion to community service through patriotism, education, and historical preservation. Our chapter.....
Organized and equipped a library out of which movement evolved the Brookfield Carnegie Library.
Supported the American Red Cross during World War I, World War II, Korean War, and the Vietnamese Conflict.
Made contributions to help purchase an ambulance for the Brookfield hospital.
Placed a bronze tablet at the Carnegie Library and planted a tree on the library grounds in memory of the soldiers who lost their lives in World War I.
Placed a boulder in the park at nearby Laclede, Missouri, to commemorate the boyhood home of General John J. Pershing.
Supported the first MSSDAR Headquarters in Arrow Rock, Missouri, and the current headquarters, Roslyn Heights in Boonville, Missouri.
Assisted the Brookfield Welfare Board in securing Christmas Baskets for the needy.
Helped mark the grave of George Frederick Burkhartt, who designed the Great Seal of Missouri.
Took an active part in reviving interest in the old highways of commerce and emigration before the days of the railroad through the Old Trails Committee.
Presented United States Flag information to the school children of Brookfield.
Sent supplies to Ellis Island.
Sent contributions to the School of the Ozarks.
Copied funeral and cemetery records in Linn County.
Awarded DAR certificates and medals through the DAR Good Citizens program and American history scholastic achievement.
Served on national and state DAR committees with one member as a state officer.

Chapter meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m., September-December, February-May. Each regular meeting includes devotions, patriotic exercises, the President General's message, a National Defense report, Constitution Week report, History Moment, the Indian Moment, and a program of patriotic, educational, or historical interest. Please contact us if you are interested in joining DAR and would like to attend one of our meetings. Guests are welcome. We will be happy to assist you research your Patriot.



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Information about the chapter history and activities is from an article written by Mrs. James M. Flynn for Missouri DAR Through Time: The Histories of Missouri DAR Chapters. Edited and compiled by Lemira Stubbs Parks. Published by Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2005.

Information about Revolutionary War Patriot, Asa Bray, is from the DAR Online Patriot Index.

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Last updated November 12, 2012.