Daughters of the American Revolution

Glover's Trace Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution

Camden, Tennessee


Chapter History

The Glover's Trace Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was organized by Mrs. Allen D. O'Brien, Tennessee State Regent, on April 13, 1968, at the home of Mrs. Virginia Lockhart Whitworth, Organizing Regent. Its name was derived from an important early route laid out between Nashville and the Western District of Tennessee in 1797 by William Glover a Native American whose mother was Chickasaw. The thirteen charter members and others who have joined since, trace their lineage to a soldier or patriot of the American Revolution.

This Chapter at Camden, Tennessee, and the Chickasaw District adheres to the NSDAR objectives. The organization's objectives are patriotic, historical, and educational. Glover's Trace has been recognized for several major accomplishments. It sponsors DAR Good Citizens and honors outstanding American history students in the Benton County High Schools; has presented United States flags to the library, schools, playgrounds and ball parks; has sponsored genealogical workshops and contributed regularly to the Benton County Archives and History Collection. It has researched and published two books of historical significance - "BENTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE CEMETERY RECORDS" (published in 1979) and "BENTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE MARRIAGE RECORDS 1837 - 1900" (published in 1985).

A special United States of America Bicentennial project was a tribute to the soldiers of the American Revolution known to be buried in Benton County. The ten patriots were: William Cochran, Meredit Corbitt, Abraham Davidson, Britian George, John Graham, Absalom Knight, Thomas Petty, John Sarratt, John Swindle, and Samuel Watkins. They were honored by having a bronze wall plaque bearing their names hung in the lobby of the Benton County Courthouse.

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Incorporated by an Act of Congress in 1896, the NSDAR is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer service organization with nearly 180,000 women in some 3,000 chapters in each of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, Australia, Canada, France, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Japan. The society was founded in Washington, D.C. on October 11, 1890, and has celebrated more than 100 years of service to the nation.

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Updated August 18, 2008