The members of the
Elbridge Gerry Chapter NSDAR
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We look forward to meeting you and introducing you to who we are, what we do, how to join us, and resources to research your own family history, celebrate patriotism, champion education, and promote historic preservation. We welcome you to contact our chapter and join us for a meeting. Our chapter meets at 10:00 a.m., the second Saturday of each month September through May.
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Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence is eligible to join the DAR. She will be asked to provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage and death, as well as the American Revolutionary War service of her patriot ancestor.
Are you interested in membership but don't live in or can't meet in the Sterling area? That's okay! You can explore other chapters in Colorado by visiting the Colorado State Society website or click here to be connected with a chapter that serves your community.
The Elbridge Gerry Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) was organized December 20, 1920, with seventeen members signing the charter that day. The name of the chapter was not chosen until almost two years later. Elbridge Gerry is the name of two men. The first "Elbridge Gerry" was the famous American Patriot and a signer of the Declaration of Independence, Governor of Massachusetts, and Ambassador to France, who died as Vice President of the United States. The other "Elbridge Gerry" was of lineal descent to him and became known as the "Paul Revere of Colorado," when on August 19, 1864, two Cheyenne Indians came to his ranch to warn him of an impending raid on settlements and ranches by 1,000 Indians. Gerry rode his horse 65 miles to Denver with the news. Messengers were promptly dispatched to the threatened localities and thus prevented harm to the settlers and ranchers.
The Sterling Chamber of Commerce requested the Elbridge Gerry Chapter, NSDAR, to take the lead in marking spots of historical interest in the locality. When the local museum was built, Elbridge Gerry Chapter, NSDAR, contributed the first $25 toward the cost of building it and contributed the first of many pioneer relics placed there for safekeeping. The following are historical markers which have been placed by the chapter in Logan County, Colorado.
|First Schoolhouse in Logan County Tablet||1926|
|First White Settler’s House in Logan County Marker||1930|
|Pioneer Stockmen Tablet||1929|
|John Wesley Iliff - Cattleman of the Plains Marker||2014|
The following are the patriot ancestors of the current members of Elbridge Gerry Chapter NSDAR. American Revolutionary War patriots include signers of the Declaration of Independence, members of local and state militias, members of the Continental Army or Continental Navy, men and women who rendered other types of aid to the cause of independence, and those taking oaths of loyalty. Other included patriots are foreign soldiers who served the cause of American independence and Spanish soldiers serving in the Presidios at Santa Fe, El Paso, and New Orleans. With a few exceptions, military service began with the Battle of Lexington (19 April 1775) and ended when the British evacuated New York (26 November 1783). Patriots may have also provided civil service, conducting public business in the newly formed American states.
If you have information that one of your ancestors may have aided the cause of freedom during the American Revolution, we may be able to help you establish your genealogical line for DAR membership. If you are interested in documenting your lineage and joining our chapter, or have any questions, please email the Elbridge Gerry Chapter Registrar.
|Hannah Bartlett Kelly||Massachusetts||Patriotic Service|
|Baltus Borst||New York||Private|
|Joseph Corpe||New York||Private|
|Sebastian Frantz||New York||Private|
|Asaph Hall||Connecticut||Captain, Patriotic Service|
|Saunders Haynes||New York||Sergeant|
|Peter Kivett||North Carolina||Civil Service, Patriotic Service|
|John Roebuck||South Carolina||Private|
|Ebenezer Rowley, Sr.||Connecticut||Civil Service|
|Allen Sage, Sr.||Massachusetts||Lieutenant|
|Moses Stickney, Jr.||Massachusetts||Lieutenant|
|Moses Stickney, Sr.||Massachusetts||Private|
|Ebenezer Wood||Vermont||Captain, Patriotic Service|
|as of April 5, 2018|