WAIGHTSTILL AVERY CHAPTER
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
BREVARD, N. C.
Organized January 11, 1921
“God, Home and Country”
The Waightstill Avery Chapter, NSDAR was established in 1921 and named for Revolutionary War patriot Waightstill Avery, an attorney who led the independence movement in North Carolina and was the state’s first Attorney General. Miss Annie Gash, founding member and first chapter Regent, was a direct descendant of Waightstill Avery. In 1988 chapter members and Avery descendants placed a DAR marker on the grave of this American patriot.
Like the town of Brevard, our chapter is growing rapidly. Many of our members are natives of North Carolina and the adjoining southern states, but others are relative newcomers to this Blue Ridge Mountain community who came here from Connecticut, New York, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri and Hawaii. We welcome membership inquiries from any woman eighteen years of age and older who believes she may be a descendant of an American patriot.
WHAT WE DO
We are proud of our work with students throughout Transylvania County to increase their awareness of and interest in our American heritage. For many years, the Waightstill Avery Chapter has sponsored, the annual DAR American History Essay Contest for fifth-grade students. We also award a DAR Good Citizenship Medal to eighth graders chosen for their leadership abilities, and a Good Citizens Award to graduating high school seniors from Brevard High School and Rosman High School.
Our chapter participates each year in the local Memorial Day ceremony to honor those who gave their lives in defense of our country. We also take part in Brevard’s gala Fourth of July celebration, where our booth is becoming a star-spangled, red, white and blue tradition!
WHEN WE MEET
Regular meetings of the Waightstill Avery Chapter take place at 1 p.m. on the second Monday of each month from September through May. For Meeting time and place, contact: Rosie Craig, Regent.
Our officers from May, 2009 through April, 2011 are:
Rosie Craig ----------------------------Regent
Ann Dockens ----------------------------Corresponding Secretary
Sally Baker ----------------------------Registrar
Dorothy Vaniman ----------------------------------------Chaplain
PATRIOT ANCESTORS OF CURRENT
|Charles Allen, Jr.||SC||George Loose||PA|
|William Alston||NC||Robert Love||VA|
|Richard Asbury||VA||Notley Maddocke, Sr.||MD|
|James Bell||NC||Notley Maddox||MD|
|Jacob Berlin||PA||Alexander Martin||NC|
|Joseph Bouney||KY||Solomon Massengill||NC|
|Thomas Camp, Jr.||SC||Mordecai Massey||PA|
|Richard Cardwell||NC||Willis McDonald||SC|
|Thomas Chadwick||NC||Alexander McKean||SC|
|Lambert Clayton||NC||David McNabb||NC|
|William Cole||VA||Benjamin Merrill||SC|
|Tristram Cram||NH||Ichabod Munger||MA|
|Stephan Crumrine||PA||Jesse Newcomb||CT|
|Benjamin Davidson||NC||Philip Porter||SC|
|Surrey Davis||SC||Jonathan Newman||SC|
|John Earle||NC, SC||Thomas Norman||NC|
|Ephraim Fish||NY||Drury Pace||SC|
|Joseph Fitch||CT||Solomon Rathbun||NH|
|William Frank||NC||Nehemiah Redden||MD|
|Lodowick Fry||VA||Hugh Rogers||NC|
|Jehial Gates||CT||Perrin Ross||CT|
|George Gentry||VA||John Rowles||PA|
|John Givens||VA||James Scales||NC|
|William Graham||NY||Enoch Scribner||CT|
|Joseph Greene||RI||Philip Carl Schenckel||PA|
|David Hall||NC||Phillip Jacob Shinkle||PA|
|James Hall||NC||David Sloan||NC|
|Charles Harris||MD||Moses Clark Spaulding||MD|
|John Hathaway||VA||Lemuel Stancliff||CT|
|Josiah Herbert, Sr.||VA||John Stovall||NC|
|Richard B. Hooper||VA||Jesse Wall||NC|
|Jehiel Hull||CT||William Walthall||VA|
|Matthew Jeffries||VA||Enoch Ward, Jr.||NC|
|William Kellam||MD||Henry Ware, Sr.||VA|
|Hugh Kelso||NC||Johannes Webber||PA|
|Samuel King||NC||William Wise||GA|
|Robert Lide||SC||James Whaley, Jr.||VA|
|Matthias Van Loon||CT|
WHOM TO CONTACT
For further information about our chapter, please click on the name of
the following officer to send her an e-mail message.
Rosie Craig, Regent
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Last update: June 13, 2009