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Daughters of American Revolution reaches one million members

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The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a women’s service organization whose members can trace their lineage to an individual who contributed to securing American independence during the Revolutionary War. More than one million total members have now joined the organization since its founding in 1890.

Tisbury Manor Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, based in Monson, has welcomed 111 members since the chapter began on Nov. 14, 1952. Tisbury Manor is excited to join the national society in celebrating this milestone by spotlighting members of the chapter through the years.

Founding Chapter Regent Genevieve Jackson Beckwith organized the chapter in 1952 with 15 charter members. She joined DAR with Revolutionary War Patriot John Barrows, who served in Massachusetts as a captain.

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TISBURY MANOR FOUNDER — Tisbury Manor Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Founding Chapter Regent Genevieve Jackson Beckwith in her 1915 passport photo at age 29.

Many of the charter members were descended from Revolutionary War Patriot Barnabas Jackson, who was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts but moved to Maine after the war. Six of his DAR descendants joined Tisbury Manor in 1952.

For information on DAR email tisbury_manor@mainedar.org, visit mainedar.org/tisburymanor and like the Facebook page at facebook.com/tisburymanordar.

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