Patriot Ancestors

Patriot Ancestors

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR or NSDAR, is a lineage-based membership service organization for women directly descended from a person involved in supporting the American Revolution. A non-profit group, the organization promotes education and patriotism. Its membership is limited to direct lineal descendants of soldiers or others of the American Revolution era (1775-1783) who aided the Revolution and its subsequent war. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a birth certificate indicating their gender is female.

Many researchers are interested in learning about specific lineages and Revolutionary War patriots previously proven for the DAR.  Whether you are looking for the record of a relative who was a DAR member, you are a prospective DAR member looking for documentation to support your application, or you are trying to expand your family tree, this part of the DAR Library collection can be an excellent resource to begin your research.

The DAR Genealogical Research System (GRS) combines a number of databases of DAR membership information into a single search interface.  While the public version of the GRS is free and accessible from anywhere, researchers who use this collection from inside the DAR Library can access additional search features, collections, and images that are not freely available outside the DAR Library.

The Ancestor Database is a searchable index of every Revolutionary War patriot previously proven on a DAR or Supplemental Application.  Each record includes the currently verified information about the patriot, including his or her dates of birth and death, spouse, location of residence, and a description of the Revolutionary War service claimed for the ancestor.

The ancestor’s record also includes a list of all of the DAR Applications and Supplementals that have been verified based on lineal descent from the ancestor.

George KaufmanPennsylvania
Elizabeth GilmorePennsylvania
Philip RahmPennsylvania
Martin ShaffnerPennsylvania
Hubbard Burroughs, Jr.Connecticut
Isaac BrooksNorth Carolina
George BreyfogelNorth Carolina
Aaron ProctorNorth Carolina
Joseph WooddellVirginia
Edward CunninghamVirginia
Amasa ChamberlainVermont – New Hampshire
Nathan ShermanVermont
Anthony HolmeadMaryland
Nicholas SeitzingerPennsylvania
Moses StandishMassachusetts
Francis BoykinVirginia
Elizabeth GilmorePennsylvania
William AndersonMaryland
Abraham KimballNew Hampshire
John LewisVirginia
Abraham DownerPennsylvania
Robert Ellis Jonathan Mulkey Philip MulkeyNorth Carolina Virginia North Carolina
James MillerMaryland
John ShoemakerPennsylvania
Moses WalkerMassachusetts
Philip MulkeyNorth Carolina
Francis BoykinVirginia
Trim GodfreyRhode Island
Christian RauenzahnPennsylvania
Francis BoykinVirginia
Aaron Axtell John Blue, Sr. John Blue, Jr. Thomas Reeves Alexander Robb William Scott Andrew YatesMassachusetts Virginia Virginia Maryland New Hampshire Massachusetts Virginia


We invite you to become a part of St. James Chapter, NSDAR, to join in our spirit of service, lineage and community. Explore our site to delve deeper into our story, membership options, our ongoing charitable initiatives and the greater NSDAR mission. We look forward to welcoming you as a valued member of our community.