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member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), or
want to become one. You have come to the right place! Sergeant
Caleb Hopkins Chapter members are
"experienced" and young, retired and working, mothers and
single and married. They all have responsibilities
in their communities and
within their own families.
Our common bond is the
choice we made to join an organization that
Revolutionary War ancestors' bravery and sacrifices; encourages
the preservation of local history;
helps veterans; and recognizes and
awards people who benefit our
community and teach our children. Like you, we all
lives. But we believe our DAR membership is
a great way
to honor our heritage and the freedoms we enjoy as Americans!
Sergeant Caleb Hopkins Chapter members wholeheartedly support the key objectives of our National Society:
- to promote patriotism
- to preserve American history
- to secure America's future through
better education for children
Won't you consider joining us? We join together to share lifetime friendships and community service. Normally our meetings are on the third Monday of the month, September through May. Contact us to find out how to attend a chapter meeting. You can learn more about DAR membership here.
Explain the Chapter Name?
Sergeant Caleb Hopkins Chapter was named for this
soldier of the
Revolutionary War as a tribute to Mrs. James Abels, the former Luta
Hopkins. Mrs. Abels, a descendant of Caleb Hopkins, was
the Springfield DAR Chapter from 1943-1945 and served as sponsor and
advisor when our chapter was formed in 1946.
Caleb Hopkins was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. He served in the Massachusetts militia in 1776 in Truro and again in 1778 at Winter Hill. He and his wife, Thankful Paine, had eight sons and one daughter. One of their sons, Caleb, and wife came to Griggsville, Illinois, in 1838, and in 1841 moved to Springfield, Illinois. Thankful died in 1816 at 70 years of age; Caleb died in 1836 at 93 years of age. Sergeant Hopkins, as well as many Springfield, Illinois residents, was a descendant of Stephen Hopkins of the Mayflower.
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Contact the webmaster. Last update January 16, 2015
Springfield photo courtesy Randy von Liski.