Subject: Re: Re: unacceptable sourses:|
From: James A. Miller, Jr.
Date: January 09, 2000
I'm an SAR on many forebears.My great, great grandfather had three children
outside of marriage; while he supported these children (they lived with him
untill he became too old) he never formally or legally acknowledged them
which is no problem for me as I desc. one of his three wives. A friend of
mine descs. one of his three "outside" sons, and both sides of the family
know we are kin and how, and both sides share two Patriot ancestors. In the
DAR and, or SAR, can all descendats join on a known forebear, or only the
legit descs? The only son to have a bastadry bond is the first one, and on
it there is no father's name, just his agreement to support him. Jim.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 08, 2000 6:15 PM
Subject: Re: unacceptable sourses:
Please read all of this before getting upset:
> As a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, I know I was
> to have two cousins who were already members, so didn't have to do all the
> CERIFIED research that is involved in joining this prestigous organization
> of women who are decendants of people (yes, there were women, too) who
> our country free.
> Without CERIFICIATION of ancestry, anyone can CLAIM to be one of this
> organization, and others like them.
> This would mean that people who came last year, last century, could make
> this claim, but not be who they want to be. That would be untruthful.
> There are lots of women (and likely men) who would like to be members of
> organizations who have rules to govern who joins. To some it is a means of
> gaining prestige, others want to be able to work for the good of their
> country, our military, our children and our ascendants. That is what we in
> the DAR do.
> Once you join one of these organzations, you will find the whys and
> wherefores of their rules.
> The people who go thru years of work to be part of DAR/SAR, and Children
> the Revolution, have every right to be there.
> I also feel sorry for people who can look in the Patriots Index and find
> that they do have a direct line to a person who served in the Revolution,
> who helped gain this country's freedoms, but cannot prove same, are in a
> very sad situation, and I do empathise for them.
> I also know that my 5th grGrandfather was a Pvt. in the Rev, but cannot
> prove my second connection without the work mentioned above, which I doubt
> will live long enough to finish.
> It would be a sad world indeed, if we had no rules to live by.
> Phyllis Barr-Chezem Crothers
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