HENRY — Women interested in researching their colonial ancestry are invited to supply information on their first three or four generations, which will then be studied to see if they lead to a Revolutionary War ancestor. The goal would be membership in the Chief Senachwine Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, especially during the current spring membership drive.
The process requires supplying as many as possible names, birth dates, death dates and locations known about one’s parents and grandparents and even perhaps one’s great-grandparents.
Often, an interested party might believe that her parent, grandparent or great-grandparent arrived in the U.S. in the 1850s or 1900s — too late, they say, to trace to a Revolutionary ancestor. However, often the “late-comer” has married someone with roots tracing back to Revolutionary times, and the patriotic connection can be proved.
The DAR national motto of all DAR chapters is God, Home, and Country. Special interests are education, historic preservation and patriotism. Women in chapters around the world devote thousands of hours of service in their communities.
Based in Henry, the Chief Senachwine Chapter includes members from Henry, Putnam, Princeton, Mineral, Lacon, Chillicothe, Wyoming, Ill., Wyanet and beyond.
Supply any information regarding your immediate ancestors, as stated above, and call 815-437-9111 for additional information.