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Welcome to the Colonel Joseph Glover Chapter
Walterboro, SC

South Carolina Society
Daughters of the American Revolution

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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 American independence.

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, please e-mail our chapter contact person:

Jo Anne Boone

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