South Carolina State DAR
National Society Daughters
of the American Revolution
The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, DC, is a volunteer
women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving
American history, and securing America's future through better education for
children. Any woman is eligible for membership who is no less than eighteen
years of age and can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided
in achieving American independence.
The Blue Savannah-Swamp Fox Chapter is a result of the merger of two chapters in
Marion County, SC, in 1991. The name embodies elements of the American
Revolution waged in the Pee Dee section of South Carolina. Chapter members are
proud of their rich heritage and work hard to maintain it, especially through
promoting patriotic citizenship and fostering education in history, citizenship,
and conservation among youth.
In late 1904, Mrs. Henry Buck and Miss Kate Lilly Blue of Marion were appointed
by the South Carolina State Regent, Mrs. H.W. Richardson, to organize a chapter
there. The Swamp Fox Chapter, named for the famous
General Francis Marion who fought many battles in the area, was chartered in
Through the efforts of Mrs. E.T. McMillan of Mullins, the Blue Savannah Chapter
was organized early in 1922. The chapter name comes from the Battle of Blue
Savannah that was fought near Ariel Crossroads in Marion County. A historic
marker has been erected by the chapter near that battlefield.
Several members have held offices not only in the chapter, but also in the State
Society. Mrs. R.E. "Missy" Lipscomb of Mullins, who served in chapter,
state, and national offices, is remembered especially for her strong support and advocacy
for Tamassee DAR School. As Chairman of the Tamassee Board for 10 years and
through substantial monetary and other contributions to Tamassee, she
established a connection with Tamassee that still thrives today.
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Last updated 14 April 2011
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