Welcome to the Simon Kenton Chapter, Indiana Sons of the American Revolution!

 

 

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National Society, SAR

Indiana Society, DAR (for women)

National Society, DAR (for women)

Indiana Society, CAR (for children)

National Society, CAR (for children)

Did you know?

Nearly 1 out of 3 Americans has a qualifying Patriot Ancestor?

There are at least 2,240 Patriots of the American Revolution buried in Indiana?

There were five Battles of the American Revolution that took place in what is now Indiana?

  • 1779 – Fort Sackville, Vincennes, IN (Col. George Rogers Clark)
  • 1779 – Pointe Coupee, Wabash River (Capt. Helm, naval)
  • 1780 – Eel River, Whitley County, IN (Col. La Balme’s defeat)
  • 1780 – Le Petit Fort, Tremont, IN (Lt. Brady)
  • 1781 – Lochry’s Defeat, Aurora, IN (Col. Lochry)

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Chapter Officers:

President: Rob Pfaff

Secretary/Treasurer: Henry Smith

Join us in our celebration of American Heritage.  Membership is open to any man who can document his ancestry to an American Patriot of the Revolutionary era.  Children, boys and girls, can join the Children of the American Revolution (see links at left). And, of course, women can join the Daughters of the American Revolution. The Patriot need not have been a soldier; Patriots were people (men and women) of all ethnicities and of all faiths and, in some cases, no faith, who gave tangible assistance to the cause of independence.

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Our Recent Activities:

  On 15 October 2016, the Indiana Society held a commemoration and gravemarking ceremony for three Revolutionary Patriots at Hebron Baptist Church Graveyard outside of Madison, Indiana. The Patriots honored were Thomas Jameson of Virginia, Arnold Custer of Virginia and James Crawford of Virginia. Below, Compatriots present the flag to begin the ceremony (left), President Pfaff lays a wreath on behalf of the Simon Kenton Chapter (center), and President Pfaff at one of the gravesites (right).
 
  Again last year, Simon Kenton Chapter joined forces with the General Van Rensselaer Chapter of DAR in hosting a table at the "Volunteer Fair" at the Jasper County Fair. On Sunday, 19 July 2015, we talked with a number of people, men and women, who were interested in exploring their family histories and see if they qualify for membership. We had a great time, as shown below!
 
Volunteer Fair 2015
  During the April 18, 2015 House of Delegates meeting in Fishers, Indiana, Simon Kenton President Rob Pfaff (2nd from left) was elected as the new Vice President of the Indiana Society. Wayne Eells (leftmost) was installed as the new Indiana Society President. The installation of officers was conducted by Central District Vice President General Tony Robinson.
 
2015 VP Installation
  On 12 March 2015, Simon Kenton Chapter presented Eagle Scout Caleb A. Sedam of Logansport with this year's Eagle Scout Award. Caleb is an outstanding young man, having earned all 136 Boy Scout merit badges and 21 palms. Below, President Pfaff presented the award to Caleb at a meeting of the Olde Towne Chapter, DAR, with Caleb's family and Boy Scout troop also in attendance.

 
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  On 26 July 2014, the Simon Kenton Chapter joined other chapters, the Indiana State Society, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the American Legion Honor Guard for a commemoration of Fort Ouiatenon, just south of West Lafayette. Fort Ouiatenon was an important military and trading center before and during Revolutionary times. While it's not believed that a major battle occurred there, several skirmishes did occur in the area involving, at one time or another, American, British, French, and Native American forces.

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On 13 July 2014, the Simon Kenton Chapter participated with the General Van Rensselaer Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at the "Volunteer Fair at the Fair" at the Jasper County Fair in Rensselaer. Many fairgoers stopped by and learned about the two societies and explored possible membership. President Pfaff (below) even broke out clothing that one of his Revolutionary ancestors would have worn!

 

Pfaff in Colonial Clothes

  On 5 August 2013, the Simon Kenton Chapter presented a Flag Recognition Certificate to the Rensselaer Volunteer Fire Department during their monthly meeting for their outstanding display of the American flag. Located at the firehouse on the corner of Cullen and Harrison Streets, the RVFD flag is now part of a 9/11 Memorial, containing pieces of the World Trade Center. Accepting the certificate from President Pfaff was Chief Ken Haun of the RVFD.
 

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On 20 July 2013, the Simon Kenton Chapter joined other chapters, the Indiana State Society, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the American Legion Honor Guard for the rededication of a DAR historical marker at Indiana Dunes State Park. The marker is at the approximate location of one of the Revolutionary battles fought in what is now Indiana. Known as Le Petit Fort, where Patriots and their native American allies were captured by the British after having successfully sacked Ft. St. Joseph, near modern-day Niles, Michigan, was the point where the Americans took up defensive positions following a lengthy chase by the British forces.

Our Chapter’s Honor Roll of Revolutionary Patriots. See the Patriots from whom our members are descended!

 

 

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SAR Goals:

Historic – Research, Preservation, Commemoration

Patriotic – Promotion, Recognition, Inspiration

Educational – Sponsorship, Curriculum Distribution, Information

Upcoming Chapter Meetings:

   

Upcoming State Meetings:

 

15 April 2017 – INSSAR Spring House of Delegates – Indianapolis, IN

Upcoming National Meetings:

 

4-5 November 2016– Central District MeetingCincinnati, OH

 

2-5 March, 2017, Spring Leadership Meeting, Louisville, KY

 

7-12 July, 2017 - 127th Congress, Knoxville, TN

 

 

©Simon Kenton Chapter, Indiana Society, Sons of the American Revolution, 2016