Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Our History

On December 29, 1939, Mrs. Kate Fite Smullins formed our organization as theTahlequah Chapter. Our name was later changed to Cherokee Capital Chapter, to better represent the city of Tahlequah. Our Chapter includes members from many of the surrounding communities.

Tahlequah is one of the most historically significant cities west of the Mississippi. Our region boasts of sparkling lakes and rivers, with beautiful hills and valleys. We have historic attractions such as the Old Cherokee Capital Building; Cherokee National Prison; Murrell Home; Thompson House; Carnegie Public Library, and Northeastern State University. The Cherokee Heritage Center consists of Cherokee National Museum; Adam's Corner Rural Village; and Tsa-La-Gi Trail of Tears Drama; and Ancient Village. The scenic beauty of Lake Tenkiller, Fort Gibson Lake, and the Illinois River is unsurpassed. NSU hosts many events of cultural interest for all ages, young and old.


Every Chapter meeting promotes DAR objectives; i.e. historical, educational, patriotic, and the values of our United States Constitution and ROTC Award NSU.

Chapter meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month, September through June. Cherokee Capital Chapter takes an active roll in the high school ROTC Award Program, providing recognition for outstanding ROTC seniors. We are honored to present DAR Good Citizen Essay medals to an outstanding high school senior; and DAR awards to the winners of the American History Essay Contest each year.

Chapter Officers 2014-2016


Wilma Baldridge

Vice Regent

Pamela Kay Anderson


Barbara Banard

Recording Secretary

Gwendolyn Grayson

Corresponding Secretary

Gail Valor


Jana Sue Moss


Sharon DeLoache


Jo Rogers


Bettye Poteete

Ancestors of Members

Frisbee, John, CT

Freelove Rogers

Fudge, John, VA

Kathryn Maget/Margert

Hayden, William, VA

Lydia Kierstede

Haynes, Henry, VA

Miss Dabney

Haynes, William, VA


Hensel, Michael, VA


Holmes, Alexander, PA


Howard, Samuel, VA

Chloe Osborne

Huff, John, VA/TN

Mary Nell Corder

Masters, John, VA

Priscilla Bayne

Matlock, William, NC

Catherine Sevier

Olive, James, NC


Rhodes, Daniel, PA

Elizabeth Newman

Rogers, John, VA

A. Britton

Sims, John, VA


Stewart, Luther, MA


Treadaway, Daniel, SC

Mary Buffington

Tuttle, Solomon Capt., VT

Sarah Lows Seamans

VanVoorhees, Abraham, NJ

Marie VanDoren

Ward, Nancy (Thigau), TN

Bryant Ward

Whiteley, William, VA

Susanna Tyler

Wilkerson, William, VA


Deberry, Henry, NC


Edwards, John, NC


Meigs, Return Jonathan, CN


Mullins, Anthony, VA

Mary Polly Clark

Olive, Jesse, NC


Browning, Isaac, VA

Frances Norman

Kemper, Charles, VA

Suzanne Mangal

Baggett, James, SC Nancy
Bone, William,NC Elizabeth Potts
Hartsfield, Andrew, NC ? McElroy
Voohees, Garrett, NJ Jerusha Rugg
Lyon, Lt. Col. James, VA Mary
Matthew, Pate, VA Miss Dabney
Mershon, Nathaniel, NJ Martha Stevens
Beall, Zephaniah, MD Keziah Pritchett
Olive, Jessie, NC Monica Massey
Massey, Richard, NC Dorothy
Palmer/Palmour, Solomon, GA Sarah Wever
Holcomb, John, VA Martha Venable
Cottrell, Richard, VA  
Chaudoin, John, VA Sarah Wilkerson
Meschter, Christopher, PA Christina Yeakel
Hanks III, Peter, PA Elizabeth Wyatt
Talbot, James Smith, VA Unity De Witt

For more information on the Cherokee Capital Chapter,
please contact Wilma Baldridge.


National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Oklahoma State Society

Updated on September 20, 2014