It’s official: I am now a member of the #DaughtersofTheAmericanRevolution!
After many months of meticulously combing through seven generations of my #ancestry, it has been confirmed that I am a lineal descendant of William Franklin Edwards. Born in North Carolina, he was a proud #veteran of the #American #Revolution, voluntarily serving four different tours of duty. (To be sure, the average tour for a #militiaman was only three months. My ancestor served far longer than this.)
My lineage is rare, in that I’ve actually descended from numerous #RevolutionaryWar #patriots; my entry into the society is via William Franklin Edwards, himself a lineal descendant of King Edward I “Longshanks.”
In addition to attending the #DAR meetings and getting to know fabulously #patriotic ladies, I’ve met wonderful family members along this journey of discovery, which is priceless.
Being confirmed in the DAR is not easy, but it’s worth it! 🇺🇸 #America #USA #US #1776