The lineage of the Chapter’s namesake begins with the arrival in the Virginia of Augustine Warner, Sr. sometime between 1628 and 1642, one of a group of settlers brought in by Adam Thoroughgood. The land acquisitions of Augustine Warner Sr. included Warner Hall located in Gloucester County, which would become his residence by 1659. He was the great-great-grandfather of President George Washington and the last common ancestor of both George Washington and Queen Elizabeth II. His son, Augustine Warner Jr., and Mildred Reade were the great-grandparents of George Washington; both lie buried at the Hall. 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. Warner Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register. The Gloucester County Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) was proudly named in honor of Colonel Augustine Warner, Jr. at its organization on November 7, 1952.
Warner Hall by Olivia Tautkus, DAR, 11 November 2017