Welcome to the End of the Oregon Trail!

The Susannah Lee Barlow Chapter was organized in April, 1918, by Mrs. George A. Harding, organizing regent, a grand-daughter of Susannah Lee Barlow, and Mrs. Isaac Lee Patterson, state regent.

The name for this chapter was chosen to honor Susannah Lee Barlow, "A Real Daughter of the American Revolution" and the wife of a significant man in Oregon's history. Susannah's patriot father was Captain William Lee of "The True Blue Brigade" of South Carolina Militia and his second wife, Sarah McMellun. 

Susannah was born in South Carolina, March 17, 1791. She married Samuel Kimbrough Barlow in Tennessee.  Oregon was the place they wanted to be, so they gradually  moved westward, to Illinois, then to Indiana, then to Missouri, and from there, they started on their journey to "the land where rolls the Oregon" in June 1845.  

At The Dalles, Oregon, Samuel Kimbrough Barlow wanted to complete the entire journey by land, so he blazed a trail through the forest for the first wagon road over the Cascade mountains. This wagon road allowed the family to finally reach Oregon City on Christmas Day of 1845.  In 1850, they moved to land that would eventually become the town of Barlow.

Adapted from the Oregon Magazine, “Organization of Chapters and Significance of Chapter Names,” February – March, 1926, pp. 44-45.

We currently meet at 10:30am on the third Saturday morning of each month (September through April).


Regent Linda Kidd
Vice Regent Doreen Chais
Chaplain Erin Harrison
Secretary Kaiulani Stuart
Treasurer Sheryl Daron
Registrar Heather Tremko
Historian Millie Williams

DAR Objectives

To help preserve the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American independence, and to foster patriotic citizenship, love of our country, and respect for our flag and Constitution.


If you are 18 or over, have a Revolutionary ancestor, and can document your descendancy, we are happy to help you with your application for membership.  For information about membership or joining us for a chapter meeting, please contact our registrar or use our membership interest form.

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