Meeting Set To Plan Formation Of DAR Chapter

Those interested in forming a Ste. Genevieve chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will meet 10 a.m. till noon, Feb. 6, in the downstairs conference room at the French Colonial Life Centre (the former Bank of Ste. Genevieve building).

Debra Dollar has hosted two DAR informational meetings in the past few months, one which featured a genealogy workshop in September.

Dollar said she has had six transfers from other chapters and 14 prospective new members.

The DAR was established in 1890 Any woman 18 years or older, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, may join.

Dollar would also like to see a Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) chapter organized. These chapters have the same basic criteria, but are for men, 

Dollar has said that anyone whose ancestor fought with the Ste. Genevieve milice in defending Spanish St. Louis against English and Indian attack at the Battle of Fort San Carlos in 1780, does qualify.