The earliest formed Society of the General Society Sons of the Revolution was the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York which was organized in 1876 in New York City by John Austin Stevens and other members of the Society of the Cincinnati. General development was held in abeyance until December 4th, 1883, when a dinner commemorating the 100th anniversary of Washington's Farewell to his officers was held in Fraunces Tavern. The idea of the Sons of the Revolution was well received. Reorganization of the Society was acted upon forthwith in the Long Room of Fraunces Tavern, where General George Washington's Farewell Reception had taken place one hundred years earlier.
The purpose of the Sons of the Revolution is to preserve for each succeeding generation the principles of freedom and good government for which our forefathers fought. The SR endeavors to develop an awareness of, and an interest in, the beginning of our nation, the sacrifices that initiated it, the cautious wisdom which devised a system of checks and balances under which all can achieve an unparalleled degree of freedom and opportunity.
Sons of the Revolution in the State of Indiana, Inc.
The Sons of the Revolution in the State of Indiana was one of the older member societies being organized in the 1890's. In the 1930's in a failed merger with another society the SR-Indiana went inactive until it was revived at the beginning of the 21st Century when interested and qualified individuals reinstituted the Society in the State of Indiana. The SR-Indiana is incorporated as a not for profit corporation under the laws of the State of Indiana and has received IRS recognition as a tax exempt organization. In spite of the fact it is one of the newer and smaller societies it is becoming one of the most active societies. . Potential members, guests, wives and family members are always welcome to attend all SR-Indiana functions. Indiana hosts two general meetings a year with Board of Managers meeting between those general meetings..
Qualifications for Membership
Any male person of good character who is of a lineal descent of one who served as an active military, naval, or marine officer, soldier, sailor, or marine under the authority of any of the thirteen states or the Continental Congress and remained loyal to such authority, or is a lineal descendent of a member of the Continental Congress who assisted in the establishment of American Independence by services rendered thereby becoming liable to conviction of treason against the Government of Great Britain, and always remained loyal to the authority of the Colonies or States, is eligible to apply for membership in the Sons of the Revolution.
Application forms May be obtained from the Registrar. . Two original typed application forms, signed, notarized, and endorsed by a proposer and a seconder are required. Direct descent must be shown from a qualifying ancestor. Copies of documents proving proof of service and proof of the applicant's descent (birth certificates, death certificates, wills, deeds, census records, and other reliable secondary evidence) must be submitted with the application.
Please contact the Registrar of the SR Society you are considering for membership
as to any differences that state society may have as to fees.
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