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 11, 2017 (MONDAY), 1:00 p.m.

Program: "The Year Ahead" presented by Barbara Boma

~ OCTOBER 9, 2017 (MONDAY), 1:00 p.m.

Program: "Colonial Witches" presented by Alice Klusak

~ NOVEMBER 11, 2017 (FRIDAY),

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

~ NOVEMBER 13, 2017 (MONDAY), 1:00 p.m.
Program: "Remembering the Iran Hostages" presented by Rocky Sickmann

~ DECEMBER 11, 2017 (MONDAY), 1:00 p.m.

Program: "Christmas Carols" presented by Immaculate Conception School

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

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

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

Program: American History Essay Contest Winners

~ APRIL 9, 2018 (MONDAY), 1:00 p.m.

Program: "Morris High School Speech Team Entries" presented by Andrea Gustafson

~ MAY 14, 2018 (MONDAY), 12:00 noon

Program: "From Then to Now - a brief history of the DAR" presented by District II Director Patricia Holcomb

~ MAY 28, 2018, 11:00 a.m.
Memorial Day parade/wreath laying