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Augustine Warner, Sr. was the great-great-grandfather of President  George Washington and the last common ancestor of both George Washington and the present Queen Elizabeth II.   Warner arrived in Virginia sometime between 1628 and 1642, one of a group of settlers brought in by Adam Thoroughgood.  His land acquisitions included Warner Hall located in Gloucester County, which would become his residence by 1657.  In 1676, the Hall became the headquarters of Nathaniel Bacon during Bacon’s Rebellion.  The Hall was in the possession of George Washington’s cousins at the time of the American Revolution and the Battle of Yorktown, fought only 20 miles from the Hall, just across the York River.  The Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the by the Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission.  As the ancestor of George Washington, the Gloucester County Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) was proudly named in honor of Augustine Warner, Sr.   

Warner Hall by Olivia Tautkus, DAR, 11 November 2017

About us

 

The Augustine Warner Chapter NSDAR was organized on November 7, 1952.

Augustine Warner Chapter NSDAR membership encompasses –

  • Perpetuating the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American independence by the encouragement of historical research, preservation of documents and artifacts, the protection of monuments and landmarks, and the promotion of celebrations of patriotic anniversaries.
  • Cherishing, maintaining and extending the institutions of American freedom; to foster true patriotism and love of country and to aid in securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty.

Chapter activities make an effort to incorporate these values into our community by participating in programs to promote good citizenship for students in our schools such as essay contests or leadership programs in conjunction with JROTC and participating to promote patriotism at local events.

We are involved with programs that assist our military personnel, both local and global, and any assistance programs or recognition of our military veterans.

We support our local museums and historical heritage with special interest and promotion of Rosewell Plantation and Warner Hall of Gloucester County.

We seek to involve ourselves in assisting our Native American tribes in our State and District, supporting their efforts to thrive and the preservation of their heritage, including the Werowocomoco site in Gloucester County, one of the most significant archaeological sites in North America, where settlers and Native Americans first encountered each other.

Most of all we enjoy our time together being passionate about our common interests.

We welcome you to join our adventures.

Membership

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization consisting of women who have a direct bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence.  The Daughters of the American Revolution are dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education, and patriotism.  Any woman, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background is eligible to join who can prove direct ancestral descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. While documentation of previously unknown patriots is ongoing, the DAR’s Ancestor Search database provides a listing of all patriots currently recognized by the DAR.  To get started in your application, the guidance on the National Daughters of the American Revolution “How to Join” page will provide the best direction.  All birth, marriage, and death events must have associated documentation.  We welcome all prospective members and have volunteers who are able to help provide guidance in researching genealogical documentation.  For meeting times and locations, please contact us

Contact

We would love to hear from you! You can use this form to contact the Augustine Warner Chapter NSDAR, we will be happy to return your inquiry as soon as possible!