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.
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 Friday of each month. Our programs
are varied and interesting as we follow the National and State themes.
Our Chapter Officers are Regent, Joyce Long; Vice Regent, Mary Grice; Chaplain,
Betty Sue Nowels; Recording, Secretary Mary Blocker; Corresponding Secretary, Janice Stark;
Treasurer, Arlene DeVore; Registrar, Phyllis Alspach; Historian, Joann Tharp; Librarian, Pat
Mallett; Parliamentarian, Brenda Williams.
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.
Honoring our Patriots, we invite you to view our "Patriots"
PDF file, 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. You must have
Adobe Reader on your computer to view
this file which may be downloaded for free.
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Website last updated May 7, 2011.