Walton's Museum in Bentonville

James Bright Chapter, NSDAR

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Welcome to the James Bright Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, chartered in Bentonville, Arkansas!

The James Bright Chapter was organized with nineteen members on October 13, 1972, in the home of Mrs. Jessie Stewart Gilstrap, Organizing Regent, and named in honor of her Revolutionary ancestor.

James Bright was born in England, came to the colonies, and was a private under Captain John Lynch in the Fifth Regiment of Maryland. He engaged in battles at Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth, and Stony Point.

The National Society, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer women’s service organization.

Officers
RegentDebra Lewis
Vice RegentKaren Carson
ChaplainBonnie Grimes
Recording SecretaryAnita Doney
Corresponding SecretaryAnn Engskov
TreasurerJanice Samson
RegistrarFrances Rankin
HistorianRita Clem
LibrarianKate Schindler

The James Bright Chapter was organized with nineteen members on October 13, 1972.