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Welcome to the Colonel Joseph Glover Chapter
Walterboro, South Carolina

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution


The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., 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 Colonel Joseph Glover Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was organized March 24, 1962, in Walterboro, Colleton County, South Carolina. The chapter is named for Colonel Joseph Glover, who was born in 1719 and died in 1783.

"Colonel Joseph Glover was a planter, assemblyman, vestryman and soldier. Though born in North Carolina, he lived most of his life in St. Bartholomew's Parish, which would later become Colleton County, South Carolina.

During the French and Indian War, he was Colonel of the Round O militia, and then of the Colleton County Regiment of militia. Prior to the Revolution, he and his family left the malarial Lowcountry each summer, sailing to healthy Rhode Island. Colonel Glover owned a three-masted ship for these journeys.

As the American Revolution began, the Council of Safety continued his rank and position as Colonel of the Colleton County Regiment of Foot. He was appointed Senior Officer in charge of munitions west of the Edisto River.  He is said to have altered his sailing ship to a ship of war. Later the ship was dismantled and sunk in the channel of Charles Town harbor on March 8, 1780, to help prevent the British fleet from entry. His Regiment of Foot served faithfully through those times that tried men's souls.

In 1781, Colonel Glover was elected as a representative from St. Bartholomew's Parish to the new South Carolina Legislature. At the War's conclusion, Colonel Glover retired to his recent purchase, Grove Hall, near Goose Creek, where he died on August 4, 1783."

Description by Dr. David Hiott, Archivist

If you would like more information about the Colonel Joseph Glover Chapter and the DAR, including membership requirements, please e-mail our chapter contact person: Jo Anne Boone