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DAR installs new officers
Emmy Edwards, left, installed new officers of the Lt. James Sheppard Chapter of the DAR, which was originally organized in 1931. They are, from left, Cheryl Watson Mingle, Erica Bundy, Carol Meoth, Jean Marsh, Rachel Killebrew and Annis Hill.

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children. The national organization was founded in 1890.
On May 27, 1931, 12 patriotic women met for the purpose of organizing a Warren County chapter of DAR to be named for Lt. James Sheppard Jr., Revolutionary Patriot and ancestor of five of these women. 
Lt. James Sheppard entered the service at the age of 17 at Salisbury District, North Carolina, and just after his 21st birthday he was raised to the rank of 1st Lt. for bravery at the battle of King’s Mountain.  He wed Phoebe Mastin (1776-1856) of Halifax County, N.C. in 1815. He died 1828 in Williamson County, which is now Rutherford. His name is inscribed on a scroll of Revolutionary soldiers in front of the courthouse in Franklin.
Recently TSDAR member Emmy Edwards installed new officers as follows: Regent - Erica Bundy; vice regent and corresponding secretary- Rachel Killebrew; chaplain- Annie Hill; recording secretary - Jean Marsh; registrar - Cheryl Watson Mingle; historian - Eulalia Jones and librarian - Scarlett Griffith. 
To be eligible for membership, one must be no less than 18 years of age. She shall prove lineal blood line descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. 
She must provide documentation for each statement of a birth, marriage and death, including the applicant’s birth certificate naming her parents. This applies to “new ancestors” and to previously accepted lineages for which documentation was not required at the time of acceptance.
Acceptable service of Patriots include:  Signers of the Declaration of Independence, military service, such as participation in the Continental Army and Navy, Marines, State Navies and Coast Guards, state and local militia privateers, military or naval service performed by French nationals in the American Theater of war.
Civil service (holding office under authority of the provisional or new state governments) such as: State officials, county and town officials.
Patriotic service, which includes: Members of the Continental Congresses, state conventions and assemblies, committees of safety, Revolutionary committees,  committees of correspondence, signers of the oaths of allegiance doctors, nurses, ministers, prisoners of war or refugees rendering material aid.
A DAR member is first a member of the National Society and through her chapter and state organization she contributes her service to the collective strength and progress of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
For membership inquiries, please contact Chapter Regent Erica Bundy or Chapter Registrar Cheryl Watson Mingle at