Welcome to the Captain John Wilson Chapter, NSDAR

The Captain John Wilson Chapter, NSDAR meets on either Thursday or Saturday of the first week of the months: February, March, May, September, October, and November, featuring interesting speakers or field trips on historical topics. The end-of-the-year "picnic" (our Annual Meeting) is held at our November meeting where we discuss our next year's activities and enjoy committee reports followed by a basket luncheon.

History: The chapter was organized April 12, 1930, with fifteen charter members. Its namesake, John Wilson (1756-1847), was commissioned as a captain in 1777, under Major John Lawson in the First Georgia Battalion in Warren County. For his service during the Revolutionary War, he received a pension and drew land in the 1827 Georgia Land Lottery. He is buried in a family cemetery on Cedar Rock Road across from Mattox Creek Road in McDuffie County (formerly Columbia County). The chapter dedicated a new marker for his grave on Dec. 31, 2001.

Annual Projects:

• Sponsor the American History essay contest for fifth grade students at Norris and Dearing Elementary Schools and the Good Citizens Award for a deserving senior at Thomson High School.

• Present certificates of appreciation to veterans from the McDuffie County area. This effort originally began in recognition of the fiftieth anniversary of the Vietnam War and has expanded to include all veterans beginning with World War II and working forward. As an ongoing event, we present Certificates of Appreciation to veterans whose names we receive from the public each year at our annual "History Lover's Morning at the Museum" each March.

• Present the JROTC medal and certificate each year at Thomson High School.

• Support SAR with participation in commemorative ceremonies in the area including the Battle of Kettle Creek celebration and the Elijah Clarke celebration.

• Promotion of Constitution Week and Georgia Day in the community each year.

• Give support to DAR philanthropies such as Meadow Garden (George Walton’s home in Augusta), DAR designated schools, Project Patriot to assist our US military and a variety of special projects.

Contact Us: If you are interested in becoming a member of NSDAR and would like to join our chapter, contact our chapter.