The members of the

Fort Morgan Chapter NSDAR

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Welcome you to this website!

We are located in

Fort Morgan, Colorado

Black-eyed susans are a common wildflower in northeast Colorado. Photo credit: Colorado Tourism Office, Matt Inden/Miles

Black-eyed susans are a common wildflower in northeast Colorado.
Photo credit: Colorado Tourism Office, Matt Inden/Miles

 

We look forward to meeting you and introducing you to who we are, what we do, how to join us, and resources to research your own family history, celebrate patriotism, champion education, and promote historic preservation.


If you would like more information on the Fort Morgan Chapter NSDAR,
please email the following chapter leaders or visit our state and national websites.

email Email the Fort Morgan Chapter Regent

email Email the Fort Morgan Chapter about Membership

email Visit the Colorado State Society DAR Home Page

email Visit the National Society Home Page

Chapter History

The Fort Morgan Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) was formed on June 28, 1909. Beginning in September, 2018, our chapter monthly meetings will be held on the second Saturday of each month at member's homes. We have had programs after each meeting including: genealogy research, creating wire/silk flowers, time and clocks, or time pieces, Native Americans, different famous americans such as Lincoln, first ladies, etc.

The chapter has donated to President General Projects; we also support schools by sending funds, labels, and boxes of needed goods. We sent military packages to our service men and women, donated books to schools, given awards for citizenship, history, etc. We have collected aluminum cans, pop tops, and labels for various needs. We are currently taking pictures of gravestones in cemeteries in Washington County to be put on the internet as part of a statewide project.

The Fort Morgan Chapter is a small group, but we have fun – along with our labors for the cause.

Membership

Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence is eligible to join the DAR. She will be asked to provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage, and death, as well as of the American Revolutionary War service of her patriot ancestor.


Are you interested in membership but live outside the Fort Morgan area? That's okay! You can explore other chapters in Colorado by visiting this Colorado State Society DAR website or click here to be connected with a chapter that serves your community.

Historic Markers

Old Fort Morgan Monument 1912

Our Patriot Ancestors

The following are the patriot ancestors of the current members of Fort Morgan Chapter NSDAR. American Revolutionary War patriots include signers of the Declaration of Independence, members of local and state militias, members of the Continental Army or Continental Navy, men and women who rendered other types of aid to the cause of independence, and those taking oaths of loyalty. Other included patriots are: foreign soldiers who served the cause of American independence, and Spanish soldiers serving in the presidios at Santa Fe, El Paso, and New Orleans. With a few exceptions, military service began with the Battle of Lexington (19 April 1775) and ended when the British evacuated New York (26 November 1783). Patriots may have also provided civil service, conducting public business in the newly formed American states.

If you have information that one of your ancestors may have aided the cause of freedom during the American Revolution, we may be able to help you establish your genealogical line for DAR membership. If you are interested in documenting your lineage and joining our chapter, or have any questions, please email the Fort Morgan Chapter Registrar.


Name Location Service
Abel Allen, Jr. New Hampshire Private
Peter Babb Virginia Captain
Peter Babb Virginia Captain
James Edgar Virginia Private
Samuel Elliott Pennsylvania Captain
Thomas Gillam South Carolina Civil Service
Thomas Gillam South Carolina Civil Service
Nicholas Hewitt Maryland Private
Nicholas Hewitt Maryland Private
Eliphalet Kellogg New York Private
Elijah Lester Connecticut Private
Abel Marsh Vermont Captain
Dewalt Mechlin Pennsylvania Ensign
David Mitchell Pennsylvania Private
Marshfield Parsons Connecticut Lieutenant Colonel, Patriotic Service
Zachariah Petty Virginia Patriotic Service
William Powers New York Private
Jonathan Presler New York Private
Levi Springer Virginia, Pennsylvania Private, Patriotic Service
Benjamin Todd North Carolina Private
Benjamin Todd North Carolina Private
Jabez Tuttle Connecticut Private
Robert Willis Pennsylvania Private
John Wright Virginia Soldier
John Wyatt Virginia Private
as of April 12, 2018