John Griffith Chapter

Daughters of the American Revolution

Savannah, Missouri




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 has 170,000 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 for membership.

Chapter History

Interest in forming a Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Andrew County culminated at a meeting August 20, 1969 at the home of Mrs. Byron Nuckols in Savannah.  Mrs. Nuckols, State Historian at the time, and a member of St. Joseph Chapter, is credited with recognizing this potential.  Application for membership in the NSDAR was made through Mrs. A. Frank Stephens of Kansas City,  State Organizing Secretary.  Mrs. Lloyd Schmitt was made a member at large in order to become Organizing Regent.  Following the acceptance of twelve members by the National Society, organization of the chapter was completed on October 9, 1969.

The name John Griffith was selected to honor the only Revolutionary soldier known to be buried in Andrew County (Fillmore Cemetery).  John Griffith was born in 1756 in Virginia and died in 1851, Fillmore, Missouri.  He served as a drummer boy and was in the 4th, 8th, and 12th Virginia Regiments.

John Griffith Chapter Today

The chapter has been very active in the projects supported.  Continuous support has been given to observance of Constitution Week, selection of a Good Citizen student at each High School in Andrew County, information made available about scholarships, and DAR Essay and Christopher Columbus contests, Honor Roll and Chapter Achievement form submitted, Veteran-Patient project each year, President General Project participation 100%, and DAR schools support among others.

Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of the month, September through June.

Becoming A Member

For up-to-date information about becoming a member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, please visit the National Society DAR web site.

Comparable organizations for children and men:

Missouri State Society Daughters of the America Revolution


For information about the other Missouri Chapters, please visit the Missouri State Society DAR web site.


For more information about joining the John Griffith Chapter NSDAR, contact: Nancy Langemach, Second Vice Regent



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This site was last updated 02/20/07