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National Society
Daughters of the American Revolution

Major Jacob Gray Chapter

Jacksonville, Arkansas

Revolutionary Patriot

Chapter History

The Major Jacob Gray Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was formed February 1, 1980,
by Charlotte Strong Huntley, a member of the Prudence Hall Chapter in North Little Rock. The new chapter in Jacksonville
had fourteen organizing members. It was sponsored by the Prudence Hall Chapter. Mrs. Huntley was the chapter's organizing regent.

Chapter Officers

Regent: Sharon Bode

Vice Regent: Nancy Burger

Chaplain: Nora Hildreth

Secretary: Jonna Parish

Treasurer: Shirley Harrington

Registrar: Jayne Spears

Historian/Librarian: Peggy Whitledge

Our Objects


"To perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence."


"To promote, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge."


"To cherish, maintain, and extend the institution of American freedom,to foster true patriotism and
love of country, and to aid in securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty."

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Any woman is eligible for membership in the NSDAR who is not less than eighteen years of age and can prove lineal, blood line descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. Documentation must be provided to prove direct descent from a patriot. Sources may include birth, baptismal, marriage, death records, etc. Admission to membership in the NSDAR is either by invitation through a chapter in your state organization (or Unit Overseas) or as a Member-At-Large. No chapter may discriminate against an applicant on the basis of race or creed.


The DAR gives members an opportunity for service in many areas. It is a way to join with others in trying to make America a better place to live. It offers the opportunity to work with youth of this country through the educational programs. The DAR encourages citizens to become active in the community, to assist in historic preservation, and to help preserve documents and records of the past. It offers an opportunity to meet people with similar interest, develop friendships, and join others who cherish the priceless heritage enjoyed by all while promoting the ideals of patriotism and love of country.

We welcome new members!

Chapter Meetings

The Major Jacob Gray meets at 1:30 P.M. the Second Saturday of the month from September to May
with a few changes each year.

For membership information, e-mail

Sharon Bode, Regent

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Website last updated September 7, 2018.

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