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Welcome to the website of the New River Pioneer Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution!

The New River Pioneer Chapter is named after the river which runs through Grayson and surrounding counties and for the pioneers who settled the area. The chapter, founded in 1969, was started by Organizing Regent Luemma Phipps. We meet at various locations in Grayson County.

New River Pioneer Chapter recognizes and honors veterans, sponsors local schools, and enlightens students to the importance of our American history and heritage. The chapter has a long history of volunteerism, including making charitable contributions to DAR schools, helping to preserve historical landmarks, and volunteering many hours towards community service. We host speakers on various historical and present-day topics at our monthly meetings. Deceased chapter members are honored with a memorial service and grave-marking, and we also mark historical sites and graves of Revolutionary War soldiers.

Please join us at our meetings which are held on the second Saturday of each month from March to December at 1:00 p.m. For more information contact our chapter registrar, Susan Story.

Regent

First Vice Regent

Second Vice Regent

Chaplain

Recording Secretary

Corresponding Secretary

Treasurer

Registrar

Hilda Patton Walters

Carol Jeffreys

Sue McBride

Mariah Kello Nunn

Mary Lou Richardson

Anita Phipps Love

Eileen Elrod

Susan Raines Story

new river pioneer officers 2016-2019

Chapter Officers
2016 – 2019

Do you have a Revolutionary War patriot in your family tree? Membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) honors and preserves the legacy of your patriot ancestor. Over two hundred years ago American patriots fought and sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today. As a member of the DAR, through participation in our various programs and activities, you can continue this legacy by actively supporting historic preservation, promotion of education, and patriotic endeavors. Any woman is eligible for membership who is no less than 18 years of age and can prove lineal, blood line descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. She must provide acceptable documentation for each statement of birth, marriage, and death.

The first step to membership in the DAR is to gather the genealogical information that you already have and contact our chapter regent or chapter registrar. She will guide you through the application process and answer any questions you may have. You do not need to have completed your genealogical research in order to start the application process toward becoming a Daughter. We do require that you have a patriot to complete the application process.

For more information on how you can become a member of the NSDAR, contact our registrar, Susan Story, or visit the NSDAR Become a Member page.

To learn about the NSDAR through an informative, five-part video series entitled "Today's DAR," click here.

Pvt. Isaiah Austin — North Carolina

John Banks — New Jersey

Timothy Barnes — Connecticut

Sgt. Wright Bond — Virginia

Jacob Brake — Virginia

Pvt. John Chitwood — Virginia

James Cornett — Virginia

Lt. David Cox — Virginia

Alexander Ferguson — Virginia

John Adam Fisher — Virginia

Capt. Martin Gambill — North Carolina

Col. William Graham — South Carolina

Pvt. Benjamin Greer — North Carolina

Sol. Lewis Hale — Virginia

Col. William Hash — Virginia

Andrew Hampton — North Carolina

Richard Kello — Virginia

Pvt. William Kelly — North Carolina

Pvt. Samuel Kelsey — Connecticut

Pvt. John Lillard — Virginia

Cpl. John Lumsden — Virginia

James Nuckolls — Virginia

Capt. Enoch Osborne — Virginia

Pvt. Peter Philen — South Carolina

Pvt. Benjamin Phipps — Virginia

Lt. George Reeves — Virginia

Silas Richmond — Connecticut

Capt. Flower Swift — Virginia

Michael Umberger — Pennsylvania

Pvt. William Vaughn — Virginia

William Vaugh, Jr. — Virginia

Sgt. William Ward — Virginia

Pvt. Richard Warthen — Maryland

  • Virginia Daughters clean up a cemetery and Celebrate America 125!
  • Chapter members attend a memorial service at the Virginia DAR State Conference.
  • Virginia DAR State Regent Virginia Storage (r) makes presentation to Susan Story.
  • Chapter members attend the 118th Virginia DAR State Conference in Roanoke.
  • Chapter members attend the Virginia DAR State Conference.
  • Members plant a dogwood tree at historic Independence, Virginia, courthouse.
  • Members plant a dogwood tree at historic Independence, Virginia, courthouse in honor of Virginia DAR State Regent Virginia Storage.
  • Virginia DAR District IV Regents' Meeting — Bristol, Virginia
  • Chapter members donate gifts to veterans at Johnson City, Tennessee.
  • A World War II veteran
  • The chapter honors veterans.
  • World War II Memorial — Washington, D.C.
  • Christmas social at the home of a member.
  • Chaplain Shirley Gordon and Regent Lavaughn Edwards conducting a grave-marking ceremony for Shirley's parents, Dr. Montague Cox, a Son of the American Revolution, and Jessie Gambill Cox (Moore), a Daughter of the American Revolution.
  • Chaplain Shirley Gordon and Regent Lavaughn Edwards conducting a grave-marking ceremony for Shirley's parents, Dr. Montague Cox, a Son of the American Revolution, and Jessie Gambill Cox (Moore), a Daughter of the American Revolution.
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