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National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Chatham, Illinois


Our meetings are held at 10:00 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month
(unless otherwise scheduled) from September through May. Each regular meeting
includes a devotional, patriotic exercises, current President General's Message
and a National Defense report.


For further information about our chapter or to visit a meeting, please contact:

Joan Boatz


Our Chapter assists with naturalization ceremonies, participates in the American
History Essay Contest, the History Medal Program and the Good Citizens Awards
Program. We also support our DAR schools, the Illinois Veterans' Home at Quincy,
C.A.R. WaBose Society, and the national, state and district funds as requested.
Local projects include the Angel Tree at White Oaks Mall; Friends of Memorial
Hospital's Festival of Trees; and Friends of the Chatham Area District Library.

park project park project

The Captain William Penny Chapter is in the early stages of creating a memorial garden to honor our Revolutionary War patriots and the original thirteen colonies.  The garden will be located just north of the back entrance of the Chatham Community Park on Park Ave, and will be for everyone to enjoy!  Check this website for updates on our progress.  

Any questions, please contact Daylene Goetz.


The Captain William Penny Chapter, NSDAR, was organized September 5, 1996
and the charter from the National Society was granted October 12, 1996. William
Penny, a Revolutionary War soldier served from NC as Captain of a Cavalry Company
attached to the army of General Horatio Gates and as a spy against the Tories under
the command of General Rutherford. By 1818, Captain Penny and his family were living
in Illinois and at the time of his death on March 15, 1821, they lived on Richland Creek.
Captain Penny is buried in the Richland Baptist Church Cemetery in Sangamon County.



The chapter conducts a memorial service at his gravesite each year.



Anna Marie Koontz

Vice Regent:

Sylvia Brewer


Janie File

Recording Secretary:

Cindy Bergeron

Corresponding Secretary:

Jo Ann Davis


Daylene Goetz


Joan Boatz


Sue Chamberlain


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