The Colonel James Patton Chapter of the DAR is located in Waynesboro, Virginia and was organized in 1970. We are dedicated to perpetuating the memory and spirit of American Independence, promoting education, and fostering patriotism.
James Patton, a Scotch-Irish sea captain, settled near Waynesboro in 1738 and was instrumental in the development of Augusta County. He was the first sheriff and tax collector, and Colonel of all militia. He was an elected leader of the Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church and of the Augusta Parish Vestry. He was an owner of vast tracts of land in western Virginia on which he established settlements of Scotch-Irish immigrants. Colonel Patton was a representative for Virginia at the Treaties of Lancaster and of Logstown with the Iroquois Indians. He was also a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses. During the French and Indian War uprisings, he was killed by Indians at Draper's Meadow in 1755.
For information on membership to the DAR or research information, please see the section below titled "eligibility" or contact the DAR National Web Page.
Any woman is eligible for membership who is no less than eighteen years of age and can prove lineal, blood line descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. She must provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage, and death.For more information about how to join our chapter, please EMAIL Mary Powell.
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This page was last updated on May 9, 2013.