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National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Hillsboro, Illinois

Regent: Mary Lou Knostman
Vice-Regent: Myra Jean Dagon
Secretary: Sarah Ernst
Treasurer: Carol Calvert
Chaplain: Nancy Galer
Registrar: Carolyn Cerven
Librarian: Myra Jean Dagon


History of our Chapter

The Christiana Tillson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was so named after Christiana Homes Tillson who ventured to Illinois from England in the 1820's as the new, young bride of John Tillson. Mr. Tillson was a man of much influence in the early days of Hillsboro, Illinois, and it is through "A Woman's Story of Pioneer Illinois" as told by Christiana Tillson, in her old age to her youngest daughter, that one becomes aware of the toil and sacrifice made by early settlers to Illinois.

Mrs. Tillson has been characterized by Bateman and Shelby's "Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois" as a "woman of rare culture and refinement and deeply interested in benevolent enterprises."

She died in New York City on May 29, 1872, and it is with great pride that her name has been preserved for posterity through the Christiana Tillson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.


Our Patriots
Manoah Singleton -VA -Sally Craig
Burwell Griggs -VA- Sabra Elam
James [Mc]Laughlin -SC- Rachel Dalrymple
Moses Walker -NC
Capt. William Sims -VA- Agatha Sappe
Abraham Onderdonk -NY- Phebe Femmetje
John H. Peebles -SC- Wilmoth Owens
Nathanial Goodhue -NH- Lydia Hill
John George Clodfelter -NC- [Sarah] Elizabeth Leonard
Capt. William E. Brockett -NC- Patsy Ives
Frederick Scherer -NC- Barbara Smith
Ephriam Wright Jr. -MA- Abigail Lyman
Maj. Joshua Sprague -MA
William Hamilton -SC- Mary Margaret
Ralph Rogers -SC- Mary Gilkey
Jacob Crites Sr. - Elizabeth Hinkle
Frederick Van Liew -NJ- Elizabeth Van Dyke
Joseph McAdams -NC- Sarah Bradford
Thomas Walters Sr. -VA- Lucy Walker
Abel Armstrong -VA- Mary Manless
Reuben George -VA- Mildred Rogers
William Hamilton -SC- Mary Margaret
John Bost -NC- Catreena Shuford
Martin Sidener -MD- Margaret [Myra] Schotte  
Peter Brown -MD
Jeremiah Carlton -NH- Lois Hoyt
Caleb Blackwelder -NC- Betsy Pfifer
Toliver Craig Sr -KY- Polly 'Mary' Hawkins
Joseph Jeffries -VA- Margaret Smith

Peter Martin -VA- Sarah Redding
Daniel Singleton - VA-Susannah
John Ely -NJ- Phebe Allison
Maj. Joshua Sprague - MA
John Christian Carlock
Thomas Walters Sr. -VA- Lucy Walker
Valentine Leonard -NC- Anna Elizabeth Wallacher
Jacob Daniel Scherrer -NC- Hannah Sophia Dick
Robert Sanders -NC- Ann Elmore
Wooten Harris -VA- Frances Adam


For more information about Christiana Tillson Chapter and membership, please contact

Email:Sarah Ernst



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