Kansas State Society Daughters of the American Colonists

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Eligibility 

Membership is handled through individual chapters. The Kansas State Society Daughters of the American Colonists welcomes your interest. You do not need to be a resident of Kansas to apply.
 
Any woman who is a citizen of the United States of America, is of good moral character and has attained her eighteenth year, shall be eligible to membership, provided that she shall be acceptable to the Society and shall meet the requirements. Eligibility consists of proof of lineal descent from the men and women who were actual residents of American when it was under foreign government as colonies and who rendered civil or military service to the American Colonies prior to 04 July 1776.

Service eligibility includes the following capacities prior to 04 Jul 1776:
 
    1. In battle under colonial authority
    2. Under the banner of Great Britain in North America in any of the wars in which the colonists participated
    3. All military and naval service of the colonies 
    4. Furnished troops or funds 
    5. Filled office of Governor, Lieutenant Governor or Deputy Governor
    6. Member or Delegate to Council or Assembly
    7. Member of House of Burgesses
    8. Deputy or Representative to the General Court
    9. Commissioner of the United Colonies, of Boundaries or Treaties, of Import or Excise, to the French or Indians
   10. Secretary, Magistrate, Selectman, Justice, Judge of any Court of Law or Equity, Attorney, Advocate, Solicitor, Juryman, Sheriff, Constable, or other forms of civil service
   11.Founder or Trustee of any College in North America 
   12. Minister of the Gospel or Commissary of the Bishop of London 
   13. Member of the Committee of Safety of the Continental Congress, 1774 and 1775
   14. Member of the Council of Safety of 1689
   15. Signers of the Mayflower Compact and documented Mayflower passengers who arrived in Plymouth and resided in the colonies
   16. Speaker of the House of Deputies
   17. Physician or Surgeon 
   18. Member of the Provincial Congress
   19.Signer of the Declaration of Independence 
   20. Huguenot Refugee
   21.Signer of the Oath of Allegiance to Great Britain
   22. Original Land Owner, not inheritor 
   23. Member of the London, Plymouth or Virginia Companies who actually came to the colonies, or the first immigrant descendant of any member of these companies who resided in the colonies
   24. Palatine Settler
   25. Convenanter from Scotland who actually came to the Colonies or the first immigrant descendant of a Convenanter from Scotland
   26. Saltzburger of Georgia
   27. Participants in the Regulator Movement of 1765 - 1771 in North Carolina or in the Regulator Movement of 1767 - 1769 in South Carolina.
 
Chapter  Name
City
Organized
Sarah de Rapalje
Kansas City
26 Oct 1925
Margaret Dunning
Topeka
15 Feb 1936
Jane Peebles Sexton
Wichita
12 Nov 1938
William Hilton
Kansas City
28 May 1954
The Arbella
Mission Hills
28 Apr 1966
Leavenworth
Leavenworth
30 Dec 1978
William Cotton
Springhill
18 Oct 2005
Elizabeth Knapp
Manhattan
31 Jan 2015
 
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