National Society DAR
Texas Society DAR
God, Home, and Country
2007 National Theme:
"The Bell of Freedom ... The Sound of Patriotism"
2006-2009 Texas Theme:
The Major Jarrell Beasley Chapter was organized
in October 1971 with 60 charter members. The Chapter was named in honor
of an ancestor of the Founding Regent, Miss Nell Beasley. Major
Jarrell Beasley Chapter has 91
Major Jarrell Beasley Chapter is located in the heart of the
Pineywoods at Crockett, Texas. Founded in 1836, Crockett is the 5th oldest city in
Texas, and was named for David Crockett, who camped in the area on the way to
fight at the Alamo. The city of Crockett is in Houston County, which
was the first county established in the Republic of Texas, and named for
General Sam Houston. (Photo of David Crockett by Suzanne
Steed - from a painting by John Russell Thomasson)
Major Jarrell Beasley Chapter strives
to portray the
ideals of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution:
The Chapter does this by sponsoring an American History Award Essay contest each year in the local
schools. Essays are judged for historical accuracy, adherence to topic, organization of materials, interest, originality, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and neatness.
The Chapter is dedicated to preserving local genealogical records.
DAR is committed to
providing scholarships on the
and local level. The Chapter also supports various schools sponsored
by the National Society, including the Tamassee School (South Carolina), Kate Duncan Smith School (Alabama)
and the Crossnore School (North Carolina) for underprivileged children.
membership is devoted to fostering
patriotism and love of country. To accomplish this goal, Major
Jarrell Beasley Chapter sponsors a county-wide DAR Good Citizen Award in the local schools
each year. The Chapter supports Veteran Administration Medical
Centers, military personnel serving overseas, and local veteran
Who can join DAR?
Any woman over the age of 18 who can prove lineal descent from a man or
woman who rendered material aid to the cause of American Independence as a
soldier, sailor, civil officer, or a recognized patriot in one of the
several Colonies or States, or of the United States, is eligible for
membership. Documentation must be provided for each statement of birth,
marriage, and death between prospective member and Revolutionary ancestor.
us for membership information!