Welcome to the Birmingham Territory Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, a group of patriotic, caring women dedicated to activities that promote our country’s history and heritage.
A nonpartisan group of women who have traced their lineage to patriots serving in the Revolutionary War, members support the three objects of the National Society DAR: historic preservation, promotion of education and patriotic endeavor.
The more than 80 chapter members include juniors (ages 18 to 35), mothers and daughters, and sisters and friends who span the generations. The group meets for lunch on the second Tuesday of the month from September through May for project updates and interesting programs featuring history, education, conservation, national defense and women’s issues.
We welcome new members and provide help to prospects interested in tracing their descents from patriots of the American Revolution. Please click on this link for more information or to visit a meeting.
ANN FARRAR SHERROD CARLTON
Birmingham Territory will greatly miss longtime member, Mrs. Ann Carlton. The following is information excerpted from her obituary published on al.com on May 21, 2015:
Ann Farrar Sherrod Carlton, age 96, died May 20, 2015, after a brief illness. Ann was reared in the Bibb County mining town of Piper by her parents, Benjamin and Florida Sherrod. Prior to World War II, Ann moved to Washington, D.C., where she worked for the War Department and married Clayton Charles ("Ole") Carlton from St. Paul, MN, in 1941. During their time in Washington, their daughter, the late Barbara Carlton Taylor, was born.
Ann was an active and enthusiastic member of the Birmingham Territory Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the George Maris Chapter of the Colonial Dames of the 17th Century, the Alabama Charter Chapter of the National Society of the United States Daughters of 1812, and the Southern Cross Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
She is survived by her sister Ruth McCoy, son Eric Carlton (Cheree), grandson Tim Carlton (Lydia), granddaughter Pamela Culp (Nathan), and great grandson Chance Carlton.
Della Fancher, visionary of the Alabama Veteran’s Memorial Park, was our January speaker. The Alabama Veterans Memorial Park is a 21 acre park in Birmingham, Alabama established to honor the more than 400,000 Alabama Veterans who served in the conflicts of the 20th and 21st centuries. In recognition an appreciation of her work the DAR will present Ms. Fancher with the DAR Distinguished Citizen Award at the Alabama State Society Conference in March. The DAR Distinguished Citizen Medal is presented to an individual who fulfills the qualities of honor, service, courage, leadership, and patriotism. Ms. Fancher (left) is pictured here with Patrice Donnelly, Chapter Regent, 2013-2015.