Chapter History

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded October 11, 1890, and incorporated by an Act of the United States Congress in 1896. Sergeant Newton Chapter, NSDAR, organized on February 12, 1895, by Mrs. J. M. Pace, is one of the oldest chapters in the State of Georgia. It was the eleventh chapter granted a charter in the state. The name was chosen to honor Sergeant John Newton, for whom Newton County was named. Sergeant Newton became a hero by recapturing American prisoners of war near Savannah, Georgia, during the American Revolution.

Membership in the DAR is a unique opportunity to establish one's bloodline lineage and heritage as a descendant of a patriot (not necessarily a soldier) of the American Revolution. Persons interested in participating in historical, educational, and patriotic activities are welcome.

Sergeant Newton Chapter has 28 committees that are focused on NSDAR objectives. Our value as members rests on our appreciation of the hard work of our forebears. The Georgia State Society and National Society recognize Sergeant Newton Chapter annually with awards of merit and excellence. The Sergeant Newton supported C.A.R. chapter has also received both National and State Society awards for outstanding service.