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Samuel Ramsey Chapter
Garden Grove, California



The Samuel Ramsey Chapter was organized April 17, 1967 as the eighth chapter in Orange County.  In selecting its name, the chapter was honoring the founding Regent and her sister, Harriet Erickson, the third Regent, who are descendants of Samuel Ramsey.  A native of County Antrim, Ireland, he came to America in 1774 and settled in Augusta County, VA, where he soon became involved in the brewing rebellion of the Colonies against the mother country.  When war was imminent, he joined the Augusta Co., Militia and served under Captain David Gray's Company of the VA Continental Line.  Following the close of the War, he settled in Ohio Co., VA, in the area that later became Brook County, West Virginia.  Here he spent the rest of his life.  He was the father of eleven children, nine of whom survived him at his death on Dec. 14, 1813.  He is buried in the Cross Creek Presbyterian Church graveyard in neighboring Washington Co., Pennsylvania.  His grave has been marked by the NSDAR.

Samuel Ramsey Chapter Executive Board

Regent Nancy Bollinger
1st Vice RegentAnn Winchell
2nd Vice RegentTommie “Jean” Mann
Secretary Joan Sprinkle
Co-TreasurersShirley Aikman and
Charlene Swan
Registrar Carol Figler
HistorianFrances Brannon
LibrarianHattie Mullins-Andersen

Past Regents



All applicants must be no less than 18 years of age and must prove lineal, blood line, descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American Independence.  She must provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage, and death. This shall include the applicant's birth certificate naming her parents.

Promotion of Education

Promotion of Education is one of the three primary objectives of the NSDAR.

Two DAR Schools were founded by the DAR State Societies:

Tamassee DAR School, Tamassee, South Carolina
Kate Duncan Smith DAR School, Grant, Alabama

The DAR contributes to the support of four more schools:

Berry College, Inc., Mount Berry, Georgia
Crossnore School Inc., Crossnore North Carolina
Hillside School, Inc., Marlborough, Massachusetts
Hindman Settlement School, Hindman, Kentucky

For information about membership in the DAR, please write to Carol Figler.

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The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
California State Society Daughters of the American Revolution
National Society Sons of the American Revolution
California Society Sons of the American Revolution
National Society Children of the American Revolution
California Society Children of the American Revolution



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Last updated on 14 February 2014