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John Sappington Chapter NSDAR - Affton, Missouri

Chapter History

Grave of John SappingtonJohn Sappington was born in Maryland. During the American Revolution he served in the 13th Virginia Regiment and was a bodyguard for General George Washington at Valley Forge. John brought his family to the St. Louis area in 1805 and settled on a Spanish land grant. This area is now in Crestwood, Missouri. The grave of John Sappington is shown at left.

He and his wife, Jemima, and many of their descendants, are buried in the historic Sappington Cemetery, established in 1811, in Crestwood, Missouri. The cemetery is located on Watson Road near Crestwood Plaza.

The John Sappington Chapter was organized in Affton, Missouri, on February 1, 1966. Mrs. Isabel Stebbins Giulvezan was the organizing regent.

Chapter members at a planning session.The John Sappington Chapter DAR supports local and national DAR projects in the areas of education, historical preservation, and patriotism.

For most of its existence, the chapter has received Gold Honor Roll status for excellence in DAR service. One member, Kathryn Runnion, faithfully attends the monthly naturalization ceremonies. The chapter has given many naturalization manuals to new American citizens.

The chapter supports the Jefferson Barracks Christmas Fund for veterans, and the American History Contest for high school students. The chapter gives Good Citizenship medals and certificates to local high school seniors, and also supports the Missouri Honor Roll.

Chapter Meetings

Chapter meetings are held the second Saturday of September and the first Saturdays of October, November, December, February, March, April, and May. Please contact us if you are interested in attending our meetings. We welcome prospective members and guests.

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