Continuing with my recent posts about what is considered acceptable service with the DAR, Signers of the Declaration of Independence are all accepted Patriots of the Daughters of the American Revolution. They are:
- George Clymer
- Benjamin Franklin
- Robert Morris
- John Morton
- George Ross
- Benjamin Rush
- James Smith
- George Taylor
- James Wilson
The DAR tags a few of them as having no living descendants, and as you can tell from the list above, not all of the signers appear in the DAR database. While it is possible some of the unlinked signers had descendants, I would imagine the likelihood of that would be extremely low given the fact that women have had 125 years to declare their lineage in the society.
While no DAR Patriot is "better" or "worse" than another, or more or less "worthy" because of the type of service he or she did, I have to say signing the Declaration of Independence has to be one of the "coolest" forms of service!
- Constitution Facts: The Story of the Fourth of July
- The Declaration of Independence (as viewed on archives.gov)