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Jerry Brown, our chapter president, welcomes you to our home page on behalf of the members of the David Benton Chapter, SAR. Sit back and enjoy yourself while you visit our chapter of the National Society, Sons of the American Revolution, here in Indiana - the "Crossroads of America!"

Our motto is "Libertas et Patria" - Latin meaning "Liberty and Patriotism."

We honor the Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Jackson County.
Click here to see the list of those in Jackson County.

David Benton's SAR responsibility for the Indiana War Graves Project are the Counties of
Jackson - Jennings - Ripley - Dearborn - Scott

From Our Meetings:

December 8, 2016

President Jerry Brown showed a video from NSSAR entitled "Filmstrip on Cemetery Preservation." Also, the Heroism Award was presented to Adam Nicholson and Ed Hitchcock was awarded the Certificate of Appreciation for his work with new membership work. $300 was sent to the Veterans Hospital.">

October 13, 2016

Above,Larry Decker was admitted as a new member to the David Benton Chapter and inducted by Compatriot Edward Hitchcock the chapter Genealogist (above). The speaker was Compatriot Edward Hitchcock who spoke on the topic "Quantanomo Bay." He was at one time stationed there and showed his collection of photos and items collected there .">

August 11, 2016

Above, the speaker was Compatriot Larry Decker entitled Afghanistan Facts. Larry showed a filmstrip and his collection of photos and various items from where he was stationed in Afghanistan..John Sheets was given the 15 Year Membership Award at this meeting. (See photo below)

June 9, 2016

The program was by President Jerry Brown and was entitled "the Lemmon Tree" about Jerry's Lemmon Ancestors.. The BronzeGood Citizenship Certificate and Medal were awarded to Doctor Kenneth Bobb for his contributions to the local hospital and medical service. (See photo above)

April 14, 2016

The program was Compatriot James Arnold and his topic was "How to Fold an American Flag." Also a Fire Saftey Award was given to Chief Donald Schnitker(below) and the Emergency Medical Services Award to EMT Kayla Hardwick.(below)


February 11, 2016

The program was by Blake Hackman an Ag teacher at Brownstown High School who spoke on his family farm being in the family 100 years. The existing officers for 2015 were re-elected for 2016 and they were Installed by Central District Vice-President Robert Cunningham. A flag certificate was awarded yo Nick Sterling..

December 10, 2015

The program was by President Jerry Brown entitled "Christmas at Valley Forge and the Real Meaning of Christmas." The Color Guard Activities centered around the Medora Christmas Parade in December. The existing Chapter Officers were re-elected for 2016.

November 12, 2015

The Flag Certificate for displaying the American Flag was awarded to Seymour Christian Church and accepted by Wayne Huddleston. The speaker was Allene Hougland a stand-up comedian and a patriotic speaker as well. "

October 8, 2015

The Bronze Good Citizenship Award went to Debbie Bedwell of Anchor House. She also told of her work with those involved with Anchor House . "

September 10, 2015

The Fire Fighter Award was presented to Ben Spencer at the September meeting. The speaker was Jerry Brown to spoke on a Rev. War topic. "

August 13, 2015

Compatriot John Hundley III was the speaker at the August meeting. He spoke on his research finding many Revolutionary War ancestors. "

July 9, 2015

A Outstanding Police Certificate was awarded to Tom Hanner at this meeting. Speaker for this meeting was President Jerry Brown and his topic was "Slaves During the Revolutionary War."

June 11, 2015

Speaker for this meeting was President Jerry Brown and his topic was "Ten Facts About General George Washington. A Flag display award was made at the Jackson County Water Utility at their board meeting last week. Also, Bill Day was awarded his 15 Year Membership Award.

May 14, 2015

A Flag Certificate was awarded to Rev. Sam Allman of the Full Gospel Apostolic Tabedrnacle for displaying the American Flay for all to see in front of his church."
The life of George Rogers Clark and the Battle of Vincennes was the topic by President Jerry Brown for the meeting.

April 9, 2015

There was no speaker, but Allen Dillman brought a DVD which was shown about "Cemeteries and Headstones" which told how to clean headstones and howto locate ancestors graves in a cemetery."

March 12, 2015

Speaker for the MArch meeting was Mr. Ropbert Dembek who spoke about the Revolutionary War and it's affect on his bith town of New London, Conn." Sine Robert is also the manager of the Mental Health Department in Jackson County, he also told about the activities occuring in that organization. Educating the public, friends, and neighbors to combat the stigma, surrounding mental and emotional disorders is an important goal of MHAJC. By providing information to the public through newspaper articles and health fairs, we hope to help the community achieve good mental health.

February 8, 2015

Above President Jerry Brown awards Compatriot Glen Killey the 15 Year Membership Award. Also below he awards Ralph Collins/Rumpke Landfill, the Flag Certificate Award for displaying the American Flay on U.S. 50 for all to see. The program as by President Brown on "Rice's Fort in 1782 During the Revolutionary War."

January 8, 2015

The speaker was President Jerry L. Brown who spoke on the topic "The Life of Patriot John Jay."

Click on this link to for older meetings.
Please view our Benton Dispatch link to see more of our chapters activities, thank you.

June 20,2009
Here is a picture from the grave marking, the David Benton chapter SAE, the Daniel Guthrie Chapter SAR the Genral Charles Scott Chapter DAR and Richard Lord Jones Society CAR plus the Indiana State Sons Of The American Revolution color Guard took part. There were between 60-70 people in attendance. The picture is of the 20 people who were related to Jacob Young in attendance.

About the SAR
The objects of the Sons of the American Revolution are to perpetuate the memory of the people and events of the American Revolution, to maintain the institutions of American Freedom, and to promote fellowship among the descendants of Revolutionary War Patriots.

Some of the notable activities of the Sons of the American Revolution include:

  • Arrange with local high schools for their participation in the Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest.
  • Arrange with local high school authorities for participation by students who are in their junior or Senior year in the George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest.
  • Place and dedicate SAR bonze markers at the graves of members and/or Revolutionary War verterans.
  • Furnish capable and interesting speakers to schools, organizations, public meetings, and other similar events and gatherings.
  • Sponsor or participate in celebrations of historic events and national holidays.
Our chapter conducts many more activities than these listed, but this list has been kept short for sake of brevity.
Membership Qualifications
Any male shall be eligible for membership in the Society who, is a citizen of good repute in the community, is the lineal descendant of an ancestor who was at all times unfailing in loyalty to, and rendered active service in the cause of American Independence either as an officer, soldier, seaman, marine, militiamen or minuteman, in the armed forces of the Continental Congress, or those of any one of the several Colonies or States, as a signer of the Declaration of Independence, as a member of a Committee of Safety or Correspondence, as a member of any Continental, Provincial, or Colonial Congress or Legislature, as a foreign national of, but not limited to, France, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or Germany who came to North America and rendered service in the cause of American Independence or as a recognized patriot who performed actual service by overt acts of resistance to the authority of Great Britain, provided, however, that no person advocating the overthrow of the Government of the United States by use of force or violence shall be eligible for membership in the Society. If you are interested in the activities of our Chapter, or believe that you may be eligibile to join please contact one of our Chapter contacts or write us:

James Harvey, David Benton Chapter, SAR
We will gladly answer any questions you have or assist you in becoming a member of the SAR.

Our next meeting Feb 11, 2016

On the Second Thursday of Feb, April, June, August, October and December
at 6:00 PM at the Dairy Queen
U.S. Hwy 50 in Brownstown, Indiana

The Sons of the American Revolution is a non-profit, United States 501(c)3, corporation devoted to historical and educational preservation of American revolutionary heritage. As a patriotic lineage society, the organization is comprised of the male descendants of patriots who supported the cause of American Independence during the years 1774-1783.

The SAR Magazine Featured Articles
Indiana Genealogy Society:JACKSON COUNTY
Births & Deaths:Jackson Count Health Department
Jackson County History Archive
Search for Ancestors:Ancestry.com

Chapter Officers and Contacts

2015 Officers installed by Edward Hitchcock.

Jerry L. Brown, President

Glenn Killey, Vice-president

Darrell Scifres, Treasurer

John Sheets, Secretary

Ed Hitchcock, Registrar & Genealogist

Jim Harvey, Chaplin

Site Information

http://www.davidbenton.org © 2008 by David Benton Chapter, SAR
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updated by Jerry L. Brown 2010

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