Alida C. Bliss Chapter

Morris, Illinois

Find Your Own Patriot Ancestor

Did you know that the DAR houses one of the premiere genealogy collections in the country at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. The DAR Genealogical Research System lets anyone look for a patriot ancestor or a descendant from the comfort of their home. There are also links to search the DAR Library collection of Bible records, books, and other types of records. Additionally, the Illinois State Organization has an extensive collection of genealogical research material in the Illinois DAR Genealogical Library housed in the C.E. Brehm Library in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.  Within our chapter, they are ladies who can help you in your goal to be a member of DAR. We would welcome you at one of our meetings to get to know each other. Contact us for time and location.

Our Patriots

We honor our ancestor patriots as part of our commitment to historic preservation and patriotism.
Our members are descendants of these patriots who sacrificed their lives and fortunes to establish this nation.
Baldwin, Abiel, Sr., CT
Bash, Martin, Sr., PA
Bell (Beall) James, MD
Benson, Jacob, NY
Bridgeman, Franklin, VA
Chapman, Elisha, CT
Collins, Joshua, NY
Decker, William, VA
Dewey, Medad, MA
Fellow, Moses, NH
Ferris, Samuel, CT
Folger, Lathem, NC
Griswold, George, CT
Hancock, William, VA
Hepler, Jacob, PA
Herndon, William, VA
Holderman, Jacob, PA
Jepson, John, MA
Kent, John, Ct
LaRue, Jacob, VA
Matteson, Samuel, Jr., VT
Mizner, Henry, PA
Moore, Hosea, NY
Mougenet, Jean, VA
Peyton, Yelverton, Sr., VA
Rice, David, NY
Snook, Peter, NJ
Stewart, James, VA
Stroud, Jesse, NC
Topping, Stephen, NY
Vreeland, Garret, NJ
Vreeland, Michael, NJ
Walker, Samuel, Ct
White, Alexander, VA
Wright, Alexander, VA


Our meetings are normally held the second Monday of the month from September to April.  Our May meeting is held the second Tuesday of the month.  Two of our meetings are in the evening. We would love to have you join us. 

~ SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 (MONDAY), 1:00 p.m.

Program: "Learning about Lucy" presented by Alice Uphouse,l Rockford Chapter

~ OCTOBER 8, 2018 (MONDAY), 1:00 p.m.

Program: "Native American Women" presented by SSgt Diego E. Acuna

~ NOVEMBER 12, 2018 (MONDAY), 1:00 p.m.

Program: "United States Marine Corps" presented by SSgt Diego E. Acuna

~ DECEMBER 10, 2018 (MONDAY), 1:00 p.m.

Program: "Music of the Season" presented by I.C.S. Choir, Brent Mitchell, Director

~ FEBRUARY 11, 2019 (MONDAY), 1:00 p.m.

Program: "DAR Good Citizens Essay Contest       Award Presentation" presented by Carol Narvick 

~ MARCH 11, 2019 (MONDAY), 1:00 p.m.

Program: American History Essay Contest Winners

~ APRIL 9, 2019 (MONDAY), 1:00 p.m.

Program: "Stitch and Konnections" presented by Jan Matteson

~ MAY 13, 2018 (MONDAY), 12:00 noon

Program: "Until You Spread Your Wings, You Don't Know How Far You Can Fly" presented by State Regent Gloria Flathom