Picture of Gen. John Sullivan

Gen. John Sullivan

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

General John Sullivan Chapter

Milan, Sullivan 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.


Daughters of the American Revolution is a service organization in which each member is a lineal descendant of a patriot who gave aid or served as 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

General John Sullivan (1740-1795) of New Hampshire was on General George Washington's staff during the Revolutionary War, first as a brigadier general and later a major general in the Continental Army. He held many important commands, the most famous being the Sullivan Expedition of 1779, which was a scorched earth campaign against the Iroquois towns that had taken up arms against the American troops. He served as a member of the Continental Congress, was Governor of New Hampshire, a member of the state Constitution ratification convention, and eventually appointed by President Washington as judge of the United States District Court of New Hampshire.

When our county was organized on February 14, 1845, its citizens chose to name the county after General John Sullivan. When our DAR chapter was organized in Milan, the county seat, on November 20, 1946, at the home of Mrs. Frank Railing, the thirteen charter members found it most fitting that the new chapter be named after General John Sullivan and our county. Mrs. Railing was elected as the first Regent.

The General John Sullivan Chapter promotes the DAR ideals of patriotism, education, and historical preservation. Each year we observe Constitution Week with programs and flag flying. In November we bring items and cash to be taken to the Harry S. Truman Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. Chapter members have supported the restoration of the historic Missouri State Society DAR headquarters, Roslyn Heights, in Boonville, Missouri. At the present time we have 34 members in the General John Sullivan Chapter including one junior member and one charter member.

Our meetings are held on the 4th Saturday of each month. Our programs are varied and interesting as we follow the National and State themes. For information on meeting locations and time, please contact us.

Our Chapter Officers are Regent, Martha King Gragg; Vice Regent, Mary Blocker; Chaplain, Betty Sue Nowels; Recording Secretary, Mary Susan Scott; Corresponding Secretary, Mary Grice; Treasurer, Arlene DeVore; Registrar, Phyllis Alspach; Historian, Sherry Bruch; Librarian, Margaret Szucs; Parliamentarian, Brenda Williams.

Honoring our Patriots, we invite you to view our "Honored Patriots", which we present to thank our chapter Revolutionary War Patriots whose sacrifices led to the many freedoms we enjoy in the United States of America.

DAR Good Citizens, we invite you to view our "DAR Good Citizens Award Winners". The DAR Good Citizens program is a wonderful way to recognize outstanding young people who exhibit the qualities of good citizenship in their homes, schools and communities.

If you are interested in joining DAR and would like to attend one of our meetings please contact us. We will be happy to assist you in proving your lineage to your Revolutionary War patriot.


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Website last updated June 16, 2015.