|Jasper is in the middle of the beautiful piney woods
area of Texas, near Sam Rayburn Lake. Our chapter
encompasses 4 counties - Jasper, Newton, Tyler, & Sabine. If you are in the area and are interested in joining our
chapter, please contact us by
We'll offer you a great big Texas welcome!
We are a very friendly chapter. We welcome
new members and offer assistance in proof of lineage when necessary.
We meet the 3rd Saturday of each month at 11:30 a.m. from September through April
with the exception of March when we do not meet. For more specific information
about meetings, please
Daniel Witcher Chapter was organized on 1 November
1951, making 2001 the celebration of our 50th anniversary.
Captain Daniel Witcher signed the Oath of
Allegiance in Pittsylvania County, Virginia to national independence and
renouncing loyalty to King George III. He then headed up a list of signees
in 1777 to fight under his command. He fought at Stono Ferry, South
Carolina on June 20, 1779, and the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, North Carolina
on March 15, 1781. In March 1777, he commanded a campaign against
marauding Indians in Virginia. In the fall of 1780, he commanded a company
of militia under General Nathaniel Greene at Millsboro, North Carolina.