Delaware Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
America 250
Daughters of the American Revolution
Children of the American Revolution
Sons of the Revolution
Atlantic Middle States of the Sons of the American Revolution
The Delaware Society of the
Sons of the American Revolution
 
Stanley Arthurs Painting - Colonel Haslet's Troops Leaving Dover Green
 

 

To our Delaware SAR Members and Visitors

 
The website committee is currently working on two major projects that will enhance the research value to those who access our website. The projects are publishing the Delaware Supply Tax Records for the period from 1776 through most of 1782 and the linking of our Revolutionary Soldiers who are buried in Delaware to the “Find-a Grave” database. Both of efforts have been work in process for 2022.
 
Delaware Supply Tax Records
 
There are many ways to prove that someone is a Revolutionary War Patriot. One of these ways is using the Supply Tax Records from Delaware. These records are kept at the Delaware Public Archives and the public can view them on microfilm at the Archives. During the Revolutionary War money was raised to support the War through taxes. There are laws which define these taxes and what portions of the tax was for support of the war. We currently have listed on the website the supply taxes that were collected in each County as well as the Hundred in which they were collected. Currently, we have published the Supply Tax Records for Sussex and Kent Counties. We have only listed the supply tax records that can be used as Patriotic proof.
 
Patriotic Service is one of the ways to prove that a female ancestor is a Revolutionary War Patriot. The individual may be owner of some property, or she may be inheriting the family estate. In either case it is often used as proof when Supply Taxes were paid. We are currently working on adding New Castle Supply Taxes and plan to have them posted by the end of this year.
 
Revolutionary Soldiers Grave Records
 
The website currently has a list of known Revolutionary War graves. Each year our Chapter try to mark a Patriot’s grave with a SAR marker. There is a ceremony at the grave as we place the marker, and their biography is read to the people attending the ceremony. It is an event that is a must occasion, and everyone is welcome. We have marked over 200 graves so far and the objective is to mark at least two graves per year.
 
The website project is to link the known Patriot graves to “Find A Grave” website. This will take the person doing the research from a grave listing to the actual grave. In many cases the Find a Grave website will have the spouses as well their children listed.
 
Feedback
 
If you find errors, please let us know about them. We welcome feedback and any suggestions you may have.
 
Website Committee
 


Sons of the American Revolution
Featured
2022 President's Message
2022 Spring Newsletter

September 10
DESSAR Board Meeting
September 13
Jaquett Chapter Meeting America 250
Wreath Ceremony at Major Jaquett's Grave
September 17
Caesar Rodney Chapter Meeting America 250
September 29
NSSAR Fall Leadership Meeting America 250
October 13
Caesar Rodney New Member Banquet America 250
October 23
Caesar Rodney Grave Marking Ceremony America 250
November 9
Jaquett Chapter Meeting America 250
November 11
Veteran's Day Ceremony
November 13
Washington Memorial Chapel
November 19
Caesar Rodney Annual Chapter Meeting America 250