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For more than a century, the members of the
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
have dedicated themselves to historical preservation,

promotion of education, and

encouragement of patriotic endeavor.

These goals are as relevant in today's society

as they were when the organization

was founded in 1890.

Learn more about the DAR.


Photo courtesy of Jeptha Abbott Daughters

Who Was Jeptha Abbott?

Who Was Jeptha Abbott?

Jeptha Abbott, the Revolutionary War soldier for whom our chapter was named, was born in 1752. He resided in Unionville, New Jersey. He was a private in the 3rd Battalion from Gloucester City, New Jersey. He died on July 18, 1826, and is buried on the grounds of the Aura United Methodist Church, #86 historic site, in Gloucester County, Aura, New Jersey. On October 14, 1967, our chapter placed a DAR marker on his grave.

Our chapter was organized by Elizabeth Abigail Ransley on November 18, 1929; Jeptha Abbott was her ancestor and she became the first chapter regent. It remains a vital organization in which each member contributes her strengths and capacity in creating a world in which heritage is respected, family supported, education is encouraged, and our country is deeply loved.

Our chapter has supported national and local charities including the donation of two stained glass windows to the National Patriots Bell Tower, Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge National Historical Park, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. The Bell Tower, housing one of the largest and finest carillons in the world, was dedicated on April 18, 1953, built with funds from the National Society Daughter of the American Revolution.

Jeptha Abbott Chapter, NSDAR, warmly welcomes all DAR members and their guests to society functions. To learn about DAR membership, our program dates, and locations, our community services, or if you have other questions, we welcome you to contact us for further information.

For more information about the Washington Memorial Chapel's Bell Tower and carillon, please click here.  

Other Links of Interest

Pennsylvania State Society Daughters of the American Revolution


Anthony Wayne Society

Children of the

American Revolution

Continental Chapter

Sons of the
American Revolution

Pennsylvania Society

Sons of

the Revolution

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