Polly Conway Chapter, NSDAR

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Welcome to the Polly Conway Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

A group of Daughters of American Revolution members have founded a new chapter in Beebe, AR. The Daughters of the American Revolution is a nonprofit group in which members must be able to trace their families to those who fought the British to help establish the United States of America.

The new Polly Conway Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was officially chartered and recognized by the national Daughters of the American Revolution July 5, 2021. The group members include women from Beebe, Lonoke, Jacksonville, and Cabot areas.

The DAR is a nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and securing America’s future through better education for children. Our DAR motto is God, Home and Country.

The national DAR was founded in 1890. All of its members in all branches are women who trace their family lineage back to patriots who served during the American Revolution or aided the patriots’ cause.

The chapter is named for Mary Jane (Polly) Bradley Conway. She was the wife of the first governor of the State of Arkansas, James Sevier Conway and granddaughter of DAR patriot #A007122 Samuel Barton of Virginia. She is the granddaughter-in-law of DAR patriot #A025201 Henry Conway of Virginia and great granddaughter-in-law of Thomas Conway #A02522 who supplied beef. Polly and James Conway are buried in a family cemetery in Lafayette County, the Conway Cemetery Historic State Park.

The group meets the first Saturday of the month at 10am.

Officers
RegentSharon Bode
Vice RegentTammy Sue Roberts
ChaplainCatherine Fortney
Recording SecretaryJayne Spears 
Corresponding Secretary Jayne Spears
TreasurerMargaret Kirk
RegistrarPeggy Whitledge
HistorianSharon Whitledge
Librarian Sharon Whitledge

A group of Daughters of American Revolution members have founded a new chapter in Beebe, AR.