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Chapter History

The John F. Greer Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was organized on December 9, 2006, and was named for John F. Greer, who arrived in Collin County, Texas in 1867, and he is credited with building the first home and store there.  John F. Greer served as the first mayor of the town of Anna, and some sources suggest that the town was named after Greer’s daughter.  Others report that the town was named in honor of Anna Quinlan, daughter of George A. Quinlan, a former superintendent of the Houston and Texas Central.  Still another story suggests that Anna Quinlan was the wife of George Quinlan and the daughter of John F. Greer.

Our chapter currently meets at 10:15 am on the third Saturday of the month, August through May. Programs are presented during our meetings, centered on patriotism, education, American history, preservation and many other related topics. We will occasionally schedule our meetings at a local restaurant and enjoy visiting with the members and prospective members.  Our chapter has been assisting the Melissa Library with their genealogy department, meeting at the library with guest who are researching their family history and assisting them.  We have hosted 3 genealogy seminars since our organization with another seminar in the plans now.

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