National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Nancy Horton Davis Chapter

Dallas, Texas

 

 

Membership Information

Our Chapter

Our Chapter's Honored Daughters

Our Ancestors

 Why DAR?

 

The men and women who achieved American Independence needed no reminders of what they had accomplished. The victory itself was the monument to the spirit. No other was required. Documents, relics and soldiers' tales were handed down in the traditional way, through families.

The nation was to endure a devastating war between its very states, a painful reconstruction, and a proud centennial before it finally awoke to the ephemeral nature of the national memory. And then suddenly, it was time to remember and preserve.

Ann Arnold Hunter, A Century of Service: The Story of the DAR, 1991

 

 The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is a national organization that was formed in 1890 that is dedicated to service to the Nation. Its objectives are historic preservation, promotion of education and patriotic endeavor. An individual is first a member of the National Society, and through her chapter and state organization she contributes her service to the collective strength and progress of the National Society. The formation of chapters of the DAR in Texas began shortly after National, in 1894, and has been growing ever since. 

 

DAR Membership Information

Any woman at least eighteen years of age 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 the prospective member and the revolutionary ancestor. If you are interested in further information about our meetings, activities or membership, we would be delighted to hear from you.

 

 

Our Chapter - Nancy Horton Davis in Dallas, Texas

Our Chapter was the fifth chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution to be formed in the Dallas, Texas area. It was organized on March 23, 1957, by Delia Dugan and was named for her great grandmother. Our namesake, Nancy Horton Davis (d.1839), was the daughter of Thomas Davis, who was in Dragoon No. 25 and chaplain in Elijah Clark's First Continental Dragoons of the American Revolution. We support the Isaac Freese Society of the Texas Children of the American Revolution.

Chapter meetings are held on the second Saturday of the month, September through May, beginning with a light lunch at noon, followed by the meeting. Meetings provide time for creating and maintaining friendships and serve as the focal point in the organization of the broad range of chapter activities that are participated in by the 100+ chapter members. Each meeting includes a report on the national defense of our Country and a program on education, patriotism, history, national defense or our American heritage.

Members contribute to chapter activities as their individual interests dictate, and there is something to interest everyone, such as genealogical research and preservation, literacy and historical programs in schools, conservation, and support of the local Veterans' Hospital, to name just a few.

 

Our Chapter's Honored Daughters

The Nancy Horton Davis Chapter is proud of all its members and of the many years of dedicated service and loyalty they have contributed to the goals of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

 

Our Chapter was the winner of the 1998 Juniors' Chapter Choice Award for the State of Texas. This coveted award honors the Texas chapter which best promotes and supports Juniors and Junior projects. 

 

 

 

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In October 1994, Helen Muriel Linz Klingman was named Honorary Chapter Regent. Helen was a dedicated and hard-working member of DAR for over 65 years and of our Chapter for over 30 years!

Jeanne Jordan Tabb was named Honorary Chapter Regent in April 1999. Jeanne was an organizing member of the chapter and served as Chapter Regent for four terms!

 

 

Sandra C..Bassett was named an Honorary Chapter Regent in the Spring of the Year 2000.  Sandy served four terms as our Chapter Regent and chaired numerous chapter committees.  She has held the offices of Texas State Librarian and Texas State Organizing Secretary, and has served for many years on the NSDAR Speakers Staff.  Sandy is also Advisor to the NSDAR Museum.

Frances Wigginton Anderson was named Honorary Chapter Regent in 2006.  In the past ten years, she has served as Chapter Regent three terms and served on the board as First Vice Regent, Registrar, Assistant Registrar and currently Chaplain.  During Fran's term as regent, the chapter won the Junior's Choice Chapter award.

   

Kimberly K. Clark was named Honorary Chapter Regent in 2006.  Kim has served three terms as Chapter Regent as well as most other chapter officers
at least once. Kim additionally has served as Editor of the Congress Herald, the daily paper during the NSDAR Continental Congress for about the past decade.

Marsha J. Ward*was named Honorary Chapter Regent on April 12, 2008.Over a twelve year period, Marsha made an enormous impact on our Chapter, both visibly as Regent and quietly behind the scenes.  Most members will never know the extent the Chapter benefited from Marsha's hard work, generosity, and imaginative leadership skills.

*Deceased April 23, 2008

   

Junior members of DAR are members (18-36) who make vital contributions to DAR as well as other community, historic, educational and patriotic activities.  The Nancy Horton Davis Chapter was recipient of the Texas State Juniorsí Choice Chapter at the 99th Texas State Conference.  This is a state honor awarded each year to the chapter that best supports Juniors and Junior activities.  Our chapter is proud of its long history of support of Juniors members and to have two state winners of the Texas State Outstanding Junior Contest, Sydney Brainard 1986-1987 and Bettina Ripperger  2000-2001.

 

Some of the wonderful members that devote so much time and energy to our Chapter are the ladies that are serving as the 2011-2013 Chapter Officers:

Regent

Sally Czerwinski

First Vice Regent Penny Schuchat
2nd Vice Regent (Programs) Pat Taylor
3rd Vice Regent (Locations and Hostesses Amy Johnson

Chaplain

Teri Franch

Recording Secretary

JoBeth Weise

Corresponding Secretary

Lauren Braunfeld

Treasurer

Assistant Treasurer

Cynthia Johnstone

Amy Sanderson

Registrar

Assistant Registrar

Judy Fitzgerald

Stephanie Falls

Historian

Sarah Dragseth

 

Librarian

Kim Kyatt

 
 

Parliamentarian (appointed)

Sandra Bassett

 
 

 

Members serving the State Society:

State Officer
State Chaplain
(appointed by the State Regent)

Sandy Bassett

Executive Liaison
Americanism Committee
Community Service Committee
Historic Preservation Committee
National Defense Committee

Sandy Bassett

Texas State Chairman
Community Service Award

Allie E. Dunklin, Co-Chairman 

Texas State Chairman
TXDAR Forest

Susan Campbell

Texas State Vice Chairman
American Heritage
Literature and Drama

Sara Lundsteen

Texas State Vice Chairman
Public Relations and Media
District III

Sally Czerwinski

Texas State Vice Chairman
TXDAR Forest

Leola Searles
JoBeth Weise

   

   

Children of the American Revolution

   

Texas Society Daughters of the American Revolution

   

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

   

Sons of the American Revolution

 

Our Ancestors

ABERNATHY

John

VA

ABERNATHY

William

VA

ANDERSON SR.

Henry

SC

AYERS

Silas

NJ

BACON

Michael

NC

BASS

Thomas

VA

BEARDSLEY

Elijah

CT

BENNETT

Richard

NC

BILGER

George

PA

BLACKBURN

Ambrose

SC

BOONE JR.

Squire

KY

BORTLE

Philip H.

NY

BOWEN

Stephen

NC

BOWER

Giles

SC

BOYNTON

Amos

NH

BRANDON

Josiah

NC

BROADNAX

Stephen

VA

BROOKINGS

Vivian

VA

BUCHWALTER

Jacob

PA

BURNHAM

Isaac

NC

BUSHONG

John

PA

CAMPFIELD

John

NJ

CASTLEBERRY

Richard

GA

CAUDLE

Absalom

NC

CHILDS

Increase

NY

CHRISTIE

James

VA

COFFEY

Osborn

VA

COLLINS

William

SC

COLVIN

William

SC

COMPTON

James

NJ

CORBETT

Thomas

NC

COSGROVE

Joseph

NJ

COSGROVE

William

NJ

COX

David

VA

COX

Isaac

VA

CRABTREE

Isaac

VA

CROW

William

VA

CROWDER

William

VA

DAVENPORT

William

NC

DEATON

Joseph

NC

DICK

John

SC

DRAKE

George

NJ

DUBOSE

Isaac

SC

ELLEDGE

Jacob

NC

ELLINGTON

Jeremiah

VA

ELLIS SR.

James

NY

ENLOE

Isaac

SC

ESSELSTYNE

Jacob

 

ESSELSTYNE

Richard

 

EVANS

Philip

NC

FARR

Ephraim

NC

FLOWER

Nathaniel

CT

FLOYD

John C.

NC

FORD SR.

Jacob

NJ

FORRESTER

Robert

VA

FOWLER

Sherwood

VA

FREELAND

James

NC

FRIERSON

Robert

SC

GARD

Gershom

NJ

GAYDEN

John

SC

GIBSON

Thomas

NC

GILBERT

John George

PA

GILBERT

John Webster

VA

GILSTRAP

Peter

NC

GOING

Drury

SC

GRAHAM JR.

Richard

NC

GREEN

Joseph

NJ

GREENING

John

VA

HAISLIP

Labin

MD

HANKERSON

William

RI

HARRINGTON

Anthony

MD

HATCHER

Edward

VA

HAYCRAFT

Samuel

VA

HAYES

William

VA

HEARD

Thomas

VA

HERNDON

Benjamin

NC

HITE

Matthias

VA

HOOVER JR.

Andrew

NC

HOWARD

John

NC

HOWARD

Joseph

NC

HUNNICUT

Robert

VA

HUNTER

John

VA

HYDE

Clark

CT

INMAN

Henry

PA

JORDAN

Robert Alexander

NY

KING JR.

William

MA

LAGENAUER

Jacob

NC

LEEPER

John

VA

LEFTWICH

Augustine

VA

LEFTWICH

Thomas

VA

LEMASTER

Benjamin

VA

LEWIS

Daniel

NC

LEWIS

John

VA

LIGON

William

VA

LILLIBRIDGE

Edward

RI

LITTLE

James

CT

LIVINGSTON

Samuel

VA

LOCKHART

Richard

GA

MARSHALL

Thomas

VA

MASSEY

Caleb

VA

McCORKLE

Archibald

SC

McKIE

Daniel

VA

MEETCH SR.

John

PA

MELCHIOR

John

PA

MILES

Samuel

VA

MILLER

Peter

NY

MORRIS

Rev. Edward

VA

MORRISS

Charles

VA

MOTLEY

Daniel

VA

MOTLEY

Joseph

VA

MOTLEY

Martha E.

VA

MURPHY

William

VA

NEWTON

Solomon

MA

NIGHTINGALE

Matthew

VA

POAGE

William

VA

ROBERTSON

James

NC

ROY

Thomas

VA

SAVAGE

Levin

VA

SEEBER

John William

NY

SELLERS

Matthew

NC

SLAWSON

Amos

NY

SMITH

George

VA

STEELE

Ninian

NC

STOVALL

John Sr.

NC

STOVALL

Josiah Jr.

NC

STRATTON

Henry Sr.

VA

STRAYHORN

John

NC

STRAYHORN

Gilbert

NC

STRICKLER

Jacob

PA

SUMRALL

Thomas Sr.

SC

SYLVESTER

Asbury

SC

TABB

George

MA

TANNER SR.

Matthew

VA

THOMSON

Thomas

NJ

TRAVERS

Daniel

SC

TURNER

Zadoc

MD

TURNIPSEED

John

SC

USSERY

Thomas

NC

VAN DALSEM

Henry

NY

VINCENT

Moses

VA

VORHEES

Abraham

NJ

WARD

Aaron

NY

WATTS JR.

Thomas

VA

WELLES

Benjamin

MA

WELLS

Joseph

NY

WHATLEY

Ornan

GA

WHATLEY

Shirley

GA

WILLIAMS

Hardin

SC

WILSON

Joshua

NC

WIMBERLY

Ezekiel

NC

WITCHER

William

VA

WYLIE

William

SC

 

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