National society daughters of the american revolution

The Lynnhaven Parish Chapter took its name from one of the oldest designated areas in what is now the City of Virginia Beach. The boundaries of the Lynnhaven Parish were first defined by the Assembly at Jamestown in 1642 and can be found in Hening's Statutes at Large.

DAR Recognized SiteThis called for "the parish of Linhaven to begin at the first creek shooting out of the Chesopiak Bay called Little Creek, including all branches of the said creek and thense extending to the head of the eastern branch of the Elizabeth River to a creek on the northward side of the said branch called Broad Creek." 

These boundary lines were later used when Princess Anne County was formed out of Lower Norfolk in 1691. The County became the City of Virginia Beach on January 1, 1963.

Church Point

Pictured above is the site (now under water) of the first Lynnhaven Parish church 1640 – 1694.  The changing channel of the Lynnhaven River forced the church to abandon this picturesque location.  The old church site lies in what is now the Church Point neighborhood of Virginia Beach, standing watch over the busy waterway that is now the Lynnhaven Inlet.

September 12, 2015

Virginia Beach Urban Forest Management

September 15, 2015

Naturalization Ceremony

September 17-23, 2015

Constitution Week

October 10, 2015

Are We Really Different?

October 11, 2015

Meyera Obendorf Memorial Tree Planting

October 19, 2015

Yorktown Day

November 14, 2015

Commemoration and Reenactment of the Kempe's Landing Battle

December 5, 2015

Anniversary of the Battle of Great Bridge

December 12, 2015

The Military Aviation Museum — The Hidden Gem of Hampton

January 9, 2016

Good Citizens Awards

January 30, 2016

40th Anniversary of Lynnhaven Parish Chapter

February 20, 2016

George Washington Birthday Luncheon

February 25, 2016

DAR History Awards

March 12, 2016

The First Amendment in a Multicultural Society

April 9, 2016

Joint Virginia Beach Chapters Luncheon

April 18, 2016

Patriots Day

April 24, 2016

First Landing Observance of First English Settlers in 1607

May 14, 2016

Hints for Your Genealogy Research

June 14, 2016

Flag Day


Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence is eligible to join the DAR. She must provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage and death, as well as of the Revolutionary War service of her patriot ancestor.

Admission of Members

This chapter does not discriminate against an applicant for membership on the basis of race or creed.

Learn about Today's DAR


The Lynnhaven Parish Chapter members would be delighted to welcome you to attend one of our meetings.  Our meeting venue does change occasionally during the year and depending on special events.

For more information, contact Sheila Brady, chapter regent.


Samuel Candee
William  Frissell
Judah Leaming
John Leavens 
James Redfield
Timothy Roberts 
Isaiah Sparks
John Griffin 


John Babbitt
Joshua Coombs
James Edson
Josiah Edson
Zachariah Fitch
Matthew Kingman
Joseph Legere
Abner Lovejoy
Nathan Lovejoy
Samuel Manning
Ebenezer Packard
Richard Pierce
Joseph Rist
Charles Strange
Elijah Twining
Moses Wentworth
Ezra Whitaker


Thomas Benson
Thomas Bouldin
William Bryan
Hezekiah Davis 
Vachel Dorsey
James Hood
Benjamin Lawrence 
Benjamin Pollard
Nicholas Sherwood
William Slick
Job Todd

North Carolina

Francis Barnard 
Isham Bilbory 
James Bonner, Sr.
Joseph Brantley 
Jacob Braswell 
Isaac Brooks
William Brooks
Daniel Douglas
Jacob Eason 
Abner Eason, Sr.
James Emerson 
James Etheridge 
Aaron Evans 
Charles Galloway 
Adam Gaskins
Joseph Gibbs 
James Gordon 
Thomas Goss, Sr.
Simon Hadley 
John Harris
Maxfield Hensley 

North Carolina (cont'd)

John Hunt 
James Jones 
William Jones 
Jesse Kirby 
Peter Kivett 
Matthew Markland 
John McNair 
Samuel Midyett 
Michael Revelle 
John Sherman, Sr.
Waddy Tate 
William Vallandingham 
Isaac Walters
James Watkins 

New Hampshire

Asa Jones 
James Sinclair

New Jersey

John Fenimore 
Joseph Horton 
Daniel Lake
Peter Stryker  

New York

Thomas Carpenter 
David Fryer 
Jacob Wandell 
James Whaley


John Albright
Jacob Anthony
Martin Ashburn
William Ax
David Beall
John Cryder
Mathias Hess
William Hood
Barnhart Kline
Adam Lower 
Hugh Magill
Daniel Miller
Daniel Musser
Philip Musser, Sr.
John Olds (PA & VA)
Daniel Oswald
Samuel Phipps
Thomas Rankin
John Shomo
John Jacob Stover
Peter Sturgeon
Bernard Timmerman
Nicholas Troxell
Robert Wilson
William Works

South Carolina

James Boulware 
Longshore Lamb 
Laughlin Leonard
William Yarborough 


Joel Atkinson (and NC)
Charles Ammonett 
Rowland Andrews
Thomas Andrews
Henry Bass
John Bransford 
James Campbell 
Jesse Carter, Jr.
John Cartwright 
Ann Joplin Childress
Benjamin Childress 
Littleton Cockrill 
Edmund Coffey
Curd Cox 
Williams Diggs, Jr.
Thomas Doswell 
George Eubank, Jr.
George Eubank, Sr.
Edmond Fitzgerald 
Thomas Fletcher
Joseph Fuqua 
John Goodwin 
William Griggs 
Ann Epps Harris
Joseph Hatfield 
James Higginbotham 
James Hogg, Jr.
John Hudnall 
William Hudnall 
Moses Johnson, Sr.
Henry Johnston 
Thomas Joplin 
Reuben Lovett 
Richard Marshall
William Moore 
John Olds (VA & PA)
Reuben Paine 
William Pannill 
John Parks 
John Poage, Sr.
William Pollard 
Williamson Price 
James Ramsey 
James Seay
Abraham Smith 
William Sorrow 
James Steele 
Joseph Surber 
William Teas
Jennings Thompson 
Rebecca Nelson Waddey
William Waddey 
John Walker, Jr.
John Walker, Sr.
Alexander Watson 
Edith Lucas Watson 
James Wilkins
Alden Williamson, Sr.  
Josiah Winfield
John Wingfield
Ezekiel Young