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Texas Society
Sons of the American Revolution
Victoria Chapter #50
 

Victoria, Texas
Chartered December 11, 1993

President Arthur Munford, DDS


Honoring Your American Revolution Patriot Ancestor


If you are lineally descended from a Revolutionary War ancestor and are 18 or over, we invite you to contact us for more information about becoming a member. 
Mexican or Spanish Ancestors also who served in the American Revolution.  You can check some of these sources to see if your ancestor is listed.  You may be eligible and not realize it.  You'll find answers on membership qualifications, activities, forms, SAR magazine articles, genealogy links, and the Membership Worksheet at
 National Society SAR and Texas Society SAR

The Sons of the American Revolution is an organization devoted to fostering patriotism and to the protection of our national heritage.  Any man, 18 years or older, who is descended from a person who served in the Army or Navy, or rendered patriotic service during the American Revolutionary period is eligible to join this organization.

We also invite you to visit our quarterly meetings, email for information.

Some of our activities.  Air Force Junior ROTC Awards presentation




Chapter Ancestors

Bransford, John

Barney, John

Chase, Rufus

Germany, John

Glover, Robert

Hill, Abram

Holliday, William

Laughter, John

Mallette, Philo

Newton, Peter

Nicholson, Col. John

Smith, John

Stoner, George Mich

Tucker, Sr., George

Vardaman, Jr., John

Watts, Benjamin

Wax, Henry

Wells Jr., Capt Richard

Ybarbo, Antonio Gil

 

Chapter History

The organization of this chapter is the culmination of the work done by Dr. George E. Glover Jr. who originally was a member of the Liberty Chapter in Brownsville.  Dr. Glover is a direct descendant of Robert Glover who was a New Hampshire minuteman during the War for Independence.


By checking state membership rolls Dr. Glover found there were several members belonging to various state chapters residing in this area and he contacted them to ascertain if they were interested in a Victoria Chapter.  Also, through his contacts with people in this area he realized there were many potential members whom he hoped to recruit.  Dr. Glover found five other Revolutionary War descendants in this area and all six signed a petition to get the chapter started.  Charter members of the chapter were: George E. Glover Jr., Donald C. Maxcey, Mark A. Reeve, Raymond V. Carter, Paul A. Mussleman, and Paul L. Janda.

 

Thus a new chapter, Victoria No. 50, in the Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution, was chartered in Victoria on Saturday, December 11, 1993.  The ceremony was hosted by Mrs. Craig Bade, past regent of the Guadalupe Victoria Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at her home at 700 North Craig.  Colonel Delbert C. Fowler, President of the Texas Society presented the Chapter Charter to Dr. Glover and those present elected him as the chapterís first president. 

 



Chapter Activities

Each year this chapter presents an award to a first year cadet in the Memorial Stroman High School Air Force Junior ROTC program.  This award consists of a bronze medal with ribbon and bar.  The recipient is a cadet selected by his peers and recognizes all-around excellence in aerospace science studies.  The recipient must exhibit a high degree of leadership, military bearing, and all-around excellence in aerospace science studies.   

 

For several years, the Chapter has participated in the National Societyís Eagle Scout and Recognition and Scholarship Program.  Those achieving the rank of Eagle Scout have demonstrated their belief in the same principles as those deemed important by the Sons of the American Revolution.  For this reason we believe these Eagle Scouts are deserving of special recognition for their accomplishments and their dedication.  All Eagle Scouts are presented certificates by the Chapter and the Eagle Scout who is selected to represent the chapter at state competition receives a bronze medal and a savings bond. 
 

Victoria Chapter #50 invites you to visit. 
Email for further information


You may want to visit these American Revolution Texas counterpart groups:
 Texas Society, Children of the American  Revolution (C.A.R.)
Texas Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Useful genealogy websites to use in locating your ancestors. 
http://www.rootsweb.com
www.usgenweb.org

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