MEETINGS: The Descendants of '76 meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month and on Saturdays.




Regent Debora Siebert


First Vice Regent Jan Partridge


Second Vice Regent Karen Falkenstein 


Chaplain Sandra Parsons


Recording Secretary Brook Terry


Corresponding Secretary Linda Ethington 


Treasurer Cynthia Toussaint 


Registrar Christina Tunison 


Historian Phyllis Wilson

Librarian Susan Haugan 

Honorary Regent Sheri O'Connell



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The Descendants of '76 Chapter, a member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) is comprised of a group of dynamic and interesting women who share an interest in community service and a dedication to patriotism. Our membership history includes one of the first female aviators in the U.S., a space shuttle astronaut, a United States Ambassador, and many other women with significant professional and personal accomplishments. We enthusiastically welcome new members who bring their energy and ideas to our chapter. We are a multi generational chapter and we look forward to hearing from prospective members and hope that you can join us for a meeting!

Chapter History

The Sarah St. Clair Chapter was organized on November 3, 1909. It was named in honor of Sarah St. Clair who was the great great grandmother of the man married to the founding regent. She was an American Revolutionary War patriot. On September 11, 1922, several members transferred to the Emily Nelson Chapter.  The remaining members selected a new name, “Descendants of '76.”  


Interesting Fact!  On June 15, 1918, the chapter received into membership Julia Purcell Gray, a Real Daughter, whose father was a boyhood friend and neighbor of George Washington; he served under him in the American Revolution.


History of the Capitol Chapter

The Capitol Chapter, NSDAR was organized on March 18, 1916, and celebrated its 50th anniversary at a luncheon in March 1966.  The Capitol Chapter disbanded in June 1982, and nineteen members of the Capitol Chapter joined the Descendants of '76 Chapter.

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