Rebecca Pickens Chapter NSDAR

Dillon, South Carolina

South Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution

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Welcome!

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR), founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a volunteer women's service organization, and is dedicated to promoting and preserving American history, and securing America's future through the education of children. Any woman is eligible for membership who is not less than eighteen years of age and can prove lineal, bloodline descent of an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence.

The Rebecca Pickens Chapter NSDAR was organized in 1916. We are located in Dillon, South Carolina, and we would love to talk with you about becoming a member of the National Society. If you would like more information about the DAR, including membership requirements, please email our chapter contact person!

Susan Shine, Regent

Who was Rebecca Pickens? 

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Rebecca Pickens was the wife of General Andrew Pickens, and is depicted as one of the most heroic women in the American Revolutionary War. She was born on November 18, 1745, in the Abbeville District of South Carolina. She and General Pickens had three sons and six daughters. One of her sons became Governor of South Carolina in 1816. She was the cousin of the Honorable John C. Calhoun. She and her husband are buried in the Old Stone Church Cemetery.