DAR Hugh Rogers Chapter honors 50-year members

Apr 19, 2017
Photo by: Donated From left are Sara Queen Brown, Gail Leatherwood and Polly Angel. The three women established the Hugh Rogers Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution 50 years ago and were recently recognized for the 50-year membership.

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Hugh Rogers Chapter recently celebrated the 50-year membership anniversary of three of its members.

Chapter members Sara Queen Brown, Gail Leatherwood and Polly Angel were admitted as DAR members on April 15, 1967. That same year, they helped organize a brand new DAR chapter, the Hugh Rogers Chapter.

“We are very pleased to be able to honor these three women who have so generously shared their gifts and talents with our chapter,” said Carol Litchfield, chapter regent.  “It is very special to have three 50-year members who have the added distinction of being organizing charter members of our Hugh Rogers Chapter.

Brown, Leatherwood and Angel will help the chapter celebrate its 50th anniversary later this year.

Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership in the DAR. Brown, Leatherwood, and Angel are all three descended from Hugh Rogers, an American Revolution patriot who fought in the Battle of Kings Mountain. Rogers later moved to Haywood County where he and his wife, Nancy, raised 12 sons in Fines Creek.

“That’s why we named it the Hugh Rogers Chapter,” said Brown.

Today, almost a quarter of the chapter’s members are Hugh Rogers descendants.

To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit www.dar.org. To learn more about the Hugh Rogers Chapter, visit the chapter website at www.ncdar.org/HughRogersChapter.htm or contact chapter regent Carol Litchfield at 476-0048.