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Welcome to the
Joyce Scott Chapter
Greer, SC

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 American independence.

During the Revolutionary War, Scott's Ferry was recognized as a point of military importance. Pace's Island, located in the Savannah River just above the mouth of Scott's Creek, and the ferry were rendezvous and hiding places for Tories from South Carolina and Georgia. When it became known that both Pace's Island and nearby German Island were being used as hiding places for stolen goods, the local patriots wanted to get a message to Fort Ninety-Six to report this development. The journey was hazardous, and no one seemed willing to go.

Without the knowledge of anyone except her aged husband, Joyce Calliham Scott offered to make the trip. She mounted a fast horse, left at sundown, and rode the entire distance to Ninety-Six that night. She delivered the information, and her brother, Joel Calliham, was soon dispatched with a select body of troops. They completely routed the Tories.

In retaliation Joyce Scott and husband were tortured by a band commanded by British Lieutenant Colonel Tarleton. Their stores of animal feed were burned, and their house and crops destroyed. She was tied by a rope and dipped into the river, but neither she nor her husband would reveal where the family money and silver were concealed. To this day, have the hidden treasures been never been found.

We are located in Greer, South Carolina, and would love to talk to you about becoming a member of the Society. If you would like more information about the DAR, including membership requirements, please e-mail our chapter contact person:

Lynn D. Clark

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