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 supporting active duty military personnel and assisting veterans as well. We proudly assist classrooms with living history interpreters, lesson planning materials and reenactment events for school aged youth to attend.
As the largest male genealogical societies in the country, SAR boasts tens of thousands of active members in over 550 chapters across the United States and internationally. Any man 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 are on the razor’s edge of allowing DNA proof to be used to prove descent for those with unclear roots. SAR National Headquarters houses one of the nation’s premier genealogical libraries which is fully staffed with graduate level professionally trained genealogical librarians. NSSAR is exempt from Federal income taxes under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and receives no government funding, despite being a Congressionally Chartered Organization.
North Carolina SAR and Sandhills Chapter History
The North Carolina SAR was chartered 22 February 1911. The people, places and events of North Carolina during the Revolutionary War played the pivotal role in bringing the War to a victorious conclusion in Yorktown. There are so many historic battles, places and cemeteries located across the Old North State. We join together every month as chapters and compatriots to mark and honor the men, women and children who fought to bring freedom to our great country. We invite you to discover your own ancestry and history then become a part of the SAR.
We join together every month as chapters and Compatriots to mark and honor the Men, Women, and Children who fought to bring Freedom to our great Country. We invite you to discover your own ancestry and family history to then become part of the Sons of the American Revolution.
The Sandhills Chapter received it’s Sons of the American Revolution Charter during Constitution Week, on September 22, 2020, with 20 Charter Members to serve Moore County and the surrounding counties. If you prefer to participate in a local and active SAR chapter, we would welcome you to join us.
Chapter President – Bruce Fensley
Chapter Vice President – Roderick Herbig
Chapter Secretary – Michael Fusselbaugh
Chapter Treasurer – Ramsey Blanks
Registrar – John Laflin
Chaplain – Thomas McInnis