Carolina State DAR
National Society Daughters
of the American
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
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
Francis Marion who fought many battles in the area, was chartered
in April 1905.
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
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.
If you would like more information about the DAR, including membership
requirements, please e-mail
our chapter contact person:
Lynn McElveen or Sally Brice
For questions about this web site, contact
Mickey Sieracki, Webmaster.
Last updated 17 May 2015
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