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 12, 2016 (MONDAY), 1:00 p.m.

Program: "The Centennial" presented by Barbara Boma

~ OCTOBER 10, 2016 (MONDAY), 6:00 p.m.

Program: :"The Sharpshooter" presented by William Walsh

~ NOVEMBER 14, 2016 (MONDAY), 1:00 p.m.

Program: "U.S. Army Experiences" presented by LTC Michael Scuteri

~ NOVEMBER 11, 2016 (FRIDAY),

11:00 a.m., Veterans Day parade/wreath laying

~ DECEMBER 12, 2016 (MONDAY), 1:00 p.m.

Program: "Christmas Carols" presented by Immaculate Conception School

~ FEBRUARY 13, 2017 (MONDAY), 1:00 p.m.

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

~ MARCH 13, 2017 (MONDAY), 1:00 p.m.

Program: "America's National Parks'" presented by American History Essay Contest Winners

~ APRIL 10, 2017 (MONDAY), 6:00 p.m.

Program: "Gardening with Ginny" presented byGinny Bellamy

~ MAY 6, 2017 (SATURDAY), 12:00 noon

Program: "The Buzz About DAR" presented by State Regent Sharon Frizzell

~ MAY 29, 2017, 11:00 a.m.
Memorial Day parade/wreath laying