Welcome to the Captain John Wilson Chapter, NSDAR

The Captain John Wilson Chapter, NSDAR has six chapter meetings per year. To better accommodate a variety of schedules, half of the meetings are on Thursday and half are on Saturday. An extensive newsletter is sent prior to each meeting so that more focus can be dedicated to the historical programs presented by guest speakers.

Typical Chapter Meetings

• February -- American History Essay Awards program

• March -- History Lover’s Morning at the Museum

• May -- Picnic

• September -- Preparation for a busy fall season

• October -- Field Trip

• November -- Annual Meeting & 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, 2000.

Annual Projects:

• Sponsor booth at the Camellia City Festival.

• Sponsor the American History Essay Contest for fifth grade students at Norris and Dearing Elementary Schools.

• Present medal to outstanding NJROTC student and Good Citizen Award at Thomson High School.

• Promote Georgia Day and Constitution Week in community.

• Honor First Responders for National DAR Day of Service.

• Support active military with donations to Operation Homefront.

• Honor deserving local citizens with DAR awards: Women in American History, Excellence in Historic Preservation and Community Service.

• Sponsor Wreaths Across America and have honored over 250 veterans with certificates of appreciation.

• Support SAR and participate with DAR & SAR commemorative ceremonies.

• Donate financial support to DAR philanthropies such as Meadow Garden (George Walton’s home in Augusta), DAR designated schools, 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.