Ensign Thomas Huling Chapter

Killeen, Texas



Ensign Thomas Huling Chapter
Organized by Bettie Huling Nash
October 9, 1969

The Story of Ensign Thomas Huling

Ensign Thomas Huling was an American Revolutionary War patriot who served in the Majors Company, Third Pennsylvania Regiment throughout the Conflict.  Following the War, he was appointed to the Commission to explore the Susquehanna and Juniata rivers, and he filed his report on January 30, 1790.

He came from a family of patriots, and among his many relatives who served in the Continental Army were his father, Marcus Huling Sr., and his brothers, Marcus Huling Jr. and James Huling.  His son, Thomas Byers Huling, came to Texas in 1831 and participated in the winning of Texas Independence by hauling supplies from New Orleans for the Texas Army.

A tradition of love of freedom has ever been manifest in the Huling family, beginning with its origin as a French Huguenot family.

The daughters of the Ensign Thomas Huling Chapter continue the proud tradition of their chapter's namesake. Our chapter is actively involved in making and collecting quilts and personal care items for miltary veterans, collecting box tops for DAR schols, presenting the Soldier and NCO Officer of the Year Awards in the fall as well as the DAR Good Citizen Award in the spring.

Our meetings are held during the day time and will include the following programs for 2011-2012: women in the American Revolution, George Washington birthday luncheon, preserving our past through cemetery research, and the history of Southern Baptist women.

Please visit the National DAR page for more information concerning Eligibility.

If you are interested in DAR membership in our chapter, we'd love to hear from you. Email us.


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