Compatriots and Potential Compatriots!
Thanks you for visiting the website of the Marquis de Lafayette Chapter of the
North Carolina Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
(NCSSAR). The National Society SAR was founded in 1889 as a
“fraternal genealogical order of gentlemen". The Society was
dedicated to the goals of promoting the history and
accomplishments of the American War of Independence (1775-1883).
The SAR also served to provide fellowship among the descendants
of Revolutionary War Patriots. Since many significant battles of
the war were fought in the Carolinas, the North Carolina Society
SAR has performed a critical role in publicizing these facts
across the state.
The namesake of our Chapter, Major
General Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834), provided critical
support for the victory. He was an experienced French Army
officer who in 1777 volunteered to serve in the Continental Army
without pay. After his wounding at the Battle of Brandywine
(Pennsylvania), he became Washington’s protégé at Valley Forge.
He then returned to his homeland in 1779 where his influence in
the royal court was key in getting French military units to
America. Finally, he held an important independent command
during the victorious Yorktown Campaign (Virginia) in 1781,
which ultimately ended the war.
Consequently in 1783, Fayetteville NC
was re-named for him to honor his role in the birth of our nation.
Please take the time to view the various
pages of our website to learn more about our organization. We
extend a warm welcome to all who are interested in the Sons of
the American Revolution and joining us to accomplish our
mission. If you would like to know more about us, you are
invited to attend a chapter meeting. Our meetings are held every
other month starting in January at 6:30 p.m.
President W Josh Tate