Saramana SAR Chapter
Sons Of The American Revolution
National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR or SAR) was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. SAR is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and promoting education to our future generations. SAR members volunteer untold hours of service each year in their local communities. SAR is very active in assisting veterans. We proudly assist teachers with living history interpreters, lesson planning materials and reenactment events for school aged youth to attend.
As one of the largest male societies in the country, SAR boasts tens of thousands of active members in over 550 chapters across the United States and internationally. Any male 18 years or older-regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background-who can prove blood lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership. We were on the razor’s edge in allowing DNA results to be used to prove descent for those with unclear roots. SAR National Headquarters houses one of the nation’s premier genealogical libraries. NSSAR is a Congressionally Chartered Organization and is exempt from Federal income taxes under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
PLEDGE OF THE SAR
We, descendants of the heroes of the American Revolution who,
by their sacrifices, established the United States of America, reaffirm our faith in the principles of liberty and our Constitutional Republic, and solemnly pledge ourselves to defend them against every foe.
National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution is Organized
Organized on April 30, 1889, the one hundredth anniversary of the inauguration of George Washington as our nation’s first president.
Edward S. Barrett | President General 1896 - 1898
Edward S. Barrett was born in Concord, MA in 1833. He was president of the Massachusetts Society SAR for six years. He served in the Civil War in the Connecticut, serving in the Connecticut 12th Infantry Regiment and the Connecticut 12th Infantry Battalion. He was the Secretary of the Massachusetts State Board of Trade. Barrett died while in office in Concord, MA on December 21, 1898.
Judge Josiah Van Orsdel
Benjamin Newhall Johnson (June 19, 1856 – February 19, 1932) was an American attorney and historian who owned what would become Breakheart Reservation. He was also President of the Lynn Historical Society for 25 years and the President-General of the Sons of the American Revolution from 1931 to 1932.
Edgar Williamson Jr.
Edgar Williamson Jr. (November 24, 1903 – April 1981) was an American Republican Party politician who served four terms in the New Jersey General Assembly. He attended public schools in East Orange, New Jersey and worked as a Realtor and insurance executive. He was the Vice President of Firemen’s Insurance Company. He served as a member of the East Orange Zoning Board of Adjustment, and as Chairman of the Essex County Young Republicans. He was elected to the New Jersey State Assembly in 1937, and was re-elected in 1938, 1939 and 1940. Williamson was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and served as its President General from 1955 through 1956.
President General | Clovis Hunter Brakebill
He was a member of the Army Corps of Cadets. Mr. Brakebill served in the U.S. Army as a combat forward observer in France and Germany for four years during World War II with the 542 Field Artillery Battalion, 42nd Rainbow Division attaining the rank of Captain and earning several decorations including the Bronze Star with one Oak leaf Cluster. Mr. Brakebill has been a member of The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution since 1973 and held several offices including Treasurer General, Secretary General and President General. He was also a member of the Military Order of the World Wars and several historical/genealogical organizations.
"Judge Nathan E. White | President General 2006-2007"
In his own words: “Thanks to all of you for giving me the great honor and privilege of serving you as President General 2006-2007″.
John T. Manning | President General 2019-2020
In his own words: “I am honored to represent you as the 116th President General of the Sons of the American Revolution. The President General is the face of the national society and travels across the country to attend the many and varied events at the district, state and chapter levels. This, I believe, is one of the most important tasks of the President General. All the good work of our society begins in our own communities”.