Welcome to the Colonel Joseph Glover Chapter
South Carolina Society
Daughters of the American Revolution
The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, DC, is a volunteer
women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving
American history, and securing America's future through better education for children.
Any woman is eligible for membership who is no less than eighteen years of age
and can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving
The Colonel Joseph Glover Chapter of the Daughters of the American
Revolution was organized March 24, 1962, in Walterboro, Colleton County,
South Carolina. The chapter is named for Colonel Joseph Glover,
who was born in 1719 and
died in 1783. In 1755, before the American Revolution,
he served in the Continental Army as Colonel of the Colleton County Regiment. He
continued to hold that post after the first Council of Safety was formed in
the same year.
At the beginning of the American Revolution, Colonel Glover was Senior
Officer of Militia in South Carolina in charge of munitions west of the
Edisto River. During the war, he outfitted his own three-masted square
rigger as a "Man of War." His ship was later dismantled and sunk in the
channel of the Charles Town Harbor, along with other vessels, under the
instruction from the Second Provincial Congress, in the hopes that the
entrance of the harbor would be so obstructed that the British fleet
would not be able to enter and attack the city.
In addition to being a soldier,
Colonel Glover was a churchman and a
lawmaker. As vestryman of St. Bartholomew's Parish, he was elected from the
parish to serve in the Legislature in 1781.
If you would like more information about the Colonel Joseph Glover Chapter and the DAR,
including membership requirements,
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