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WABASH CHAPTER

 

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NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE

AMERICAN REVOLUTION (NSDAR)


CARMI, WHITE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

 

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The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children.

Debbie Conner Hoskins, Regent


White County History

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White County History

The second courthouse in White County was in the cabin of John Craw, originally built in 1814. It was purchased by U.S. Senator John M. Robinson in 1835.  His granddaughter, DAR member Mary Jane Robinson Stewart, donated the home to  the White County Historical Society after her death in 1966. It has been used for many community and chapter events, and was home to another grandfather of Miss Mary Jane, William Stewart, a revolutionary war patriot, as well as Fannie Hay Maffit, Mary Jane's aunt and a chapter regent.

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For a list of Revolutionary War soldiers buried in White County as well as Wayne County follow this link:  http://genealogytrails.com/ill/revwar3.htmlAnother page on the site has Gallatin and Hamilton County soldiers, all taken from a 1917 DAR book. Below is the marker Wabash Chapter placed in the city park in the 1930s. I am indebted to the late Dianna Williams of Fairfield who was a great help with the Wayne County information. Please visit the Wayne County GenWeb site for more information.

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Revolutionary Patriot graves marked by Wabash chapter include:
  • Zachariah Cross (Burnt Prairie), September 28, 1930

  • Joseph Hawthorne (Enfield), October 11, 1934

  • Arthur Johnson (Johnson Cemetery), 1994

  • William Stewart (Old Graveyard, Carmi), June 2, 2002 Rededication

  • Joel Harrell and his daughter, Taletha (or Talitha) Catherine Harrell Dartt (Enfield), 1996 Rededication


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Wabash Chapter memorial for all revolutionary war soldiers in White County at the Old Graveyard


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