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CREAGER SAR MEMBERSHIP

by
William Story Creager, Jr.
Palm Coast, Florida
(Source: Internet, 21 April 2007, E-mail to ASH)

On July 14, 2004, my application for membership in the Sons of the American Revolution was accepted based on my lineal ancestor Adam Creager's service in the Maryland Militia during the Revolutionary War. My line follows Adam's son John William Creager, his son William Henry Creager, his son Leslie Henry Creager and his son, my father, William Story Creager, Sr..   On April 4, 2005, my oldest son, Kenneth Mark Creager, was also accepted in the SAR by virtue of his ancestor Adam Creager.

Creager, Creagar, Kreager, Kreeger and Kreiger names are listed in the DAR and SAR files as being documented Patriots. Adam, Conrad, George (3), Jacob, John (2), Lorenz, Michael, Nicholas and Valentine have all been proven as qualifying ancestors for membership in the two societies. New names are added as they are accepted.

William S. Creager SAR National # 162952, Flagler Chapter SAR

Kenneth M. Creager SAR National # 164553, Flagler Chapter SAR
Michael S Creager, SAR National Number # 175341, Flagler Chapter SAR, FL.
Timothy R Creager, (USMC Deceased) SAR National Number # 166384, Flagler Chapter SAR, FL.


SAR & DAR INFORMATION on the INTERNET
  • SAR National Society
  • DAR National Society


  • QUALIFICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP
    SAR Membership Brochure
    However, be sure to check their site for updates and any changes.

    To be eligible for membership in the SAR you must be a citizen of good repute in the community and the lineal descendant of an ancestor who was at all times Unfailing in loyalty to the cause of American Independence and rendered acceptable service by overt acts of resistance to The authority of Great Britain. The patriotic service and line of descent must be documented through acceptable references. Family tradition in regard to the service of an ancestor or the line of descent is NOT acceptable as documentation.

    The applicant must also be personally acceptable to The Society. SAR members may provide informal assistance to the applicant, but the NSSAR will not give a preliminary decision on a line of descent, service, or the evidentiary value of proposed evidence. If the complete and documented application has been submitted and is found to be inadequate, the applicant may be advised of possible ways to secure better documentation.


    ACCEPTABLE SERVICE
    Signer of Declaration of Independence
    Battle of Point Pleasant, October 10, 1774
    Ft. William and Mary, December 14 / 15, 1774
    Military or naval service from April 19, 1775, to November 26, 1783
    Civil service under the Colonies from April 19, 1775, to November 26, 1783, inclusive
    Patriotic service by men or women during the Revolutionary period, including:
    Member of committees made necessary by the war, such as;
    Committee of Correspondence, Inspection and Safety;
    Committee to care for soldiers’ families; including
    Committees from six months before the Battle Of Point Pleasant which furthered the cause of the Colonies.
    Any pledge to support the cause of the Colonies, such as:
    Signing the Oath of Fidelity and Support,
    Signing the Oath of Allegiance,
    Signing Articles of Association, or
    Signing the Association Test.
    Members of all Continental Congress
    Furnishing a substitute for military service
    Signers of Mecklenburg Declaration, 1775;
    Albemarle, Virginia, Declaration; and
    Similar declarations.
    Signers of petitions addressed to and recognizing the authority of the provisional and new state governments.
    Persons accepting obligations or acting under direction of the provisional and new state governments, such as person directed:
    To hold elections,
    To oversee road construction,
    To collect provisions, etc.
    Members of Boston Tea Party;
    Members of Kaskaskia Campaign;
    Members of Galvez Expedition;
    Members of Cherokee Expedition;
    Members of Edenton Tea Party
    Physician, surgeon, nurse, or others rendering aid to the wounded,
    Ministers known to be in sympathy with the Colonies, either by sermon, speech, or action.
    Defenders of forts and frontiers;
    Rangers,
    Prisoners of war, including those on the British ship, “Old Jersey,” and other prison ships
    Rendering material aid such as:
    Furnishing supplies with or without remuneration;
    Lending money to the Colonies
    Munitions makers
    Gunsmiths, or
    Anything which furthered the Cause.



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