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National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Eldorado, Illinois

Regent:  Christy L. Allen-Hyden Short

Welcome to the Samuel Elder Chapter



Our Revolutionary War Ancestors

Zebulon Alpine, VAConrad Hogmire, MD
John Arnold, VAMoses Holland, VA

Jacob Barker, SC

Henry Hope, NC

Christian Baltzly, PA William Horrall, SC

Cornelius Bradley, MD

John Johnson, NC

Reuben Bramlett, VA

Matthew Johnson, Sr., NC

Thomas Breese, NCRichard Kennedy, NC

John Brooks, NC

Johannes Lanius, NC

William M. Castleberry, GA

James Lewis, NC

John Cavitt, PAElias Porter, VA
James Coffey, NC

Howard Putnam, MA

Thomas Cotton, NC

Joshua Reeder, SC

John Crawford, SC

Frederick Ripperdan, VA (KY)

Michael Crose, VA

Jacob D. Shearer, NC

Thomas Culley, NCWilliam Shepard, VA
Robert Davis, NCJames Sharrock, NY

Peter Dietrich, VA

James Stiff, VA

Samuel Elder, SC

Michael Tanner, VA

John Files, SC John Tate, NJ & PA

William Frogg, VA

Harmon Utterback, VA
John Gilreath, NC
William Whiteside, NC

Joseph Haltom, NC

Peter Hanks, PA

William Harrell, Jr., VA

  Founded in 1890, the Daughters of the American Revolution is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to preserving our country's history, and promoting patriotism and education.  Our chapter was organized October 17, 1938 and named after Judge Samuel Elder, one of the earliest settlers of Saline County, Illinois, and a co-founder of the city of Eldorado.  His father, for whom he was named, served during the American Revolution as a private in Colonel Benjamin Robuck's (the Spartan's) Regiment of the South Carolina Milita.  Samuel Elder, the soldier, was the Revolutionary War ancestor of many of our chapter's founding members.  The Samuel Elder Chapter currently has 40 members.  We'd love for you to join us.

For more information about our chapter and membership, please contact:

emailChristy Short, Regent or Betty Head, Registrar

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We are anxious to help you with your DAR application.

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