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Welcome to the Mary Adair Chapter NSDAR Chester, South Carolina


The Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or 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 Mary Adair Chapter NSDAR was organized in Chester, South Carolina, on June 14, 1900, at the home of Mrs. J.J. Stringfellow. The chapter name, Mary Adair, was adopted in honor of a Chester County native who was the ancestor of several of the fourteen charter members. Mary Adair was instrumental in securing the release of several Revolutionary War soldiers who were imprisoned by Lord Rawdon in Camden, South Carolina, in March 1781. After their release, the prisoners were too weak to walk, so Mary Adair permitted them to ride her horse, while she accompanied them on foot, back to their homes in Chester.

Presently, our chapter has twenty-four members, and we meet from September through May. If you would like more information about the DAR, including membership requirements, please e-mail our chapter contact.