The Gen. William Smallwood Chapter welcomes your membership. Any man shall be eligible for membership in this Society who meets the following requirements:
Is a citizen of good repute in the community
Is the lineal descendant of an ancestor who was at all times unfailing in loyalty to, and rendered service in, the cause of American independence, either as an officer, soldier, seaman, militiaman or minuteman, in the armed forces of the Continental Congress, of any one of the several Colonies or State, or a signer of the Declaration of Independence, or as a or member of a Committee of Safety or Correspondence, or as a member of any Continental Provincial or Colonial Congress or Legislature or signer of Oath of Fidelity or as recognized patriot who performed actual service by overt acts of resistance to the authority of Great Britain.
Does not advocate the overthrow of the Government of the United States by use of force or violence.
Is personally acceptable to the Society.
Prospective members should contact Michael A. Saunders, chapter registrar. We’ll ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements and assist you in the preparation of your application. If genealogy assistance is needed, we have several helpers available who can provide guidance in finding the required documentation and answering your questions. Even though it is the applicant's responsibility to prove his lineage, we stand ready, willing, and able to help make that a success.