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Sarah Maples Chapter was organized October 9, 1984, with twenty-five
organizing members from several small towns and additions in the area of Cedar Creek
Lake. The organizing regent was Eula Robinson, and the chapter name was chosen to
honor the patriot ancestor of seven organizing members. Sarah Maples rendered aid to
the Army of the American Revolution in North Carolina by feeding the troops (amt. 2 pounds
and 12 shillings - Vol. V, page 56, Folio l, Archive and History #1930). She
was born in Richmond Coounty, Virginia in 1746, the daughter of Avery Dye, Jr. She
married Thomas Maples (also a patriot) before 1772, when she and her husband signed a deed.
She died in 1790.
Membership in the NSDAR is open to women eighteen years of age and older
who can prove lineal, blood descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American
independence. Documentation must be provided for each statement of birth, marriage, and
death between the prospective member and the revolutionary ancestor. More
eligibility is available on the National DAR