National Society

Daughters of the American Revolution

Lucy Wolcott Barnum


The Lucy Wolcott Barnum Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is located in Adrian, Michigan. The chapter was named for the great-grandmother, Lucy Wolcott Barnum, of the founding Regent, Louise Barnum Robbins.  The chapter was organized April 19th, 1909, with the Charter issued October 10th, 1910.

The Abi Evans Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was organized in Tecumseh, Michigan, by founding Regent, Ayesha Raven Laidlaw. The chapter was named for Tecumseh's first homemaker. The chapter was organized February 22nd, 1927, with the Charter issued December 27th, 1928.

On April 14th, 2001, the Lucy Wolcott Barnum Chapter of Adrian and the Abi Evans Chapter of Tecumseh merged as one chapter to be known as the Lucy Wolcott Barnum Chapter.

Our Chapter


Goals of NSDAR

    "To preserve Constitutional government of the people, by the people, for the people; and to instill in the hearts of all Americans a sense of Patriotic pride in our forefathers who -- at so great a cost -- left us a heritage of freedom."



The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution supports several schools and offers scholarships.

NSDAR has an American Decorative Arts Museum. There are 31 period rooms in the museum which is located in Washington, DC. Many programs are available for schools, children and families throughout the year.

The DAR's library catalog is available for online searching. Also, the DAR Manual for Citizenship is available for use online.

Have you ever wondered if your ancestor contributed to the American Revolution? You can look through the Genealogical Research System (GRS) to see if there is a Patriot in your line. This is not a list of everyone who contributed in some way to the American Revolution, but a list of all those whose service has been documented by a DAR member. New Patriots are added regularly.

Please visit the DAR of Michigan's website.

Who may join?


Any woman is eligible for membership who is no less than eighteen years of age and can prove lineal, blood line, descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. She must provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage and death.


For further information, contact a DAR chapter near you. If you do not live in the United States, check for Units Overseas. If there is not a link to a chapter near you, contact any chapter. They will help you. 


For information on membership, contact our Registrar, Linda Hartley.

For general information, contact our Regent, Marianne Vykydal.



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