Free Genealogical Research

Great tip from SAR-Talk From a Press Release, also of interest to us, here:http://tgn.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=122, we have … “To commemorate the NARA-Ancestry.com agreement on the eve of Memorial Day,Ancestry.com is making its entire U.S. Military Collection — the largestonline collection of American military records — available for free to thepublic. From May 20 through May 31, people can log on tohttp://www.ancestry.com/military to view more than 100 million names and700titles and databases of military records, the majority of which come fromNARA, from all 50 U.S. states.” Get going on those supplementals, I just had my 3rd one approved and amonly 10 behind our IASSAR Historian, Harold Meeker. Hope to see many of you in Montrose, Iowa on Memorial Day 1:30PM to greetour President General and his wife who will be in from Virginia along withother dignitaries, and Color Guards form around the country. Iowa GovernorCulver has sent a representative with a special proclamation. Respectfully, Mike Rowleywww.iowasar.orgPresident, [...]

Ceremony for Daniel Dow

*Webmasters Note* Pictures will be added shortly. College Springs, IA. – Grove CemeteryCeremony for Daniel Dow – Revolutionary War SoldierSunday May 18, 2008 The pathway through the native grass, lined with American flags, lead to the tombstone of the only known veteran of the American Revolutionary War buried this far west.  The stone bears the name Daniel Dow Sr. On Sunday May 18, 2008,  a memorial ceremony was held for Daniel Dow by members of the Iowa Society Sons of the American Revolution, IASSAR; the Iowa State Society Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR;  the Iowa Society Children of the American Revolution, ISCAR, and members of the American Legion Post 96 of Clarinda, Iowa.  A small group of patriotic citizens from Shenandoah and nearby communities was also there. Daniel Dow Sr. was born on April 23, 1771 in Voluntown, Connecticut.  He enlisted as a mere lad at Coventry, Connecticut  [ Check date of birth –  if the stated date is accurate Daniel would only be 5 years old in 1776 and at the end of the war in January 1783 long after hostilities ceased he would have been 11 years old.]  He served in the 1st Militia Company, 5th Regiment.  [...]

Historian Harold Meeker, published!

Congratulations to IASSAR Historian, Harold Meeker on getting yet anotherphoto and article published in the Spring 2008 issue of the National SARMagazine (page 32-33). We love to see Iowa represented and look forward to future stories aboutnot only IASSAR but also the Central Iowa Chapter activities and members. Keep the stories and photos coming [...]

Daniel Dow – Visit and Presentation

This Sunday May 18th , 1:00 pm at the Grove Cemetery between Shenandoah and College Springs there will be a Memorial Ceremony held for Daniel Dow Sr., a Revolutionary Soldier who serviced as a very young boy in the “Company Of Alarm” as messenger, in the 1st Militia Company, 5th Regiment in Coventry, Connecticut. He moved to Amity, IA. in 1850 and past on February 7, 1860. Daniel Dow is the only known Revolutionary Soldier buried this far west. There will a presentation of a Memorial Wreath placed on his grave byRaynold Prusia of Council Bluffs – S.A.R (Sons of the AmericanRevolutionary War)of the Central Iowa Chapter who will be in fullRevolutionary Uniform and Linda Hopkins Regent of the Shenandoah Chapter –D.A.R. (Daughters of the American Revolutionary War) and a young teen –C.A.R. (Children of the American Revolutionary War). Also the AmericanLegion Color Guard plans to be present for the presentations of the flags,play taps and gun salute. The American National Anthem will be sung by ateen daughter of the American Legion as well. They Welcome the Public to view this colorful Ceremony, andinformation will be provided to anyone that is eligible and wishing to jointhese honorable organizations. Raynold [...]

Daniel Dow – Visit and Presentation

This Sunday May 18th , 1:00 pm at the Grove Cemetery between Shenandoah and College Springs there will be a Memorial Ceremony held for Daniel Dow Sr., a Revolutionary Soldier who serviced as a very young boy in the “Company Of Alarm” as messenger, in the 1st Militia Company, 5th Regiment in Coventry, Connecticut. He moved to Amity, IA. in 1850 and past on February 7, 1860. Daniel Dow is the only known Revolutionary Soldier buried this far west. There will a presentation of a Memorial Wreath placed on his grave byRaynold Prusia of Council Bluffs – S.A.R (Sons of the AmericanRevolutionary War)of the Central Iowa Chapter who will be in fullRevolutionary Uniform and Linda Hopkins Regent of the Shenandoah Chapter –D.A.R. (Daughters of the American Revolutionary War) and a young teen –C.A.R. (Children of the American Revolutionary War). Also the AmericanLegion Color Guard plans to be present for the presentations of the flags,play taps and gun salute. The American National Anthem will be sung by ateen daughter of the American Legion as well. They Welcome the Public to view this colorful Ceremony, andinformation will be provided to anyone that is eligible and wishing to jointhese honorable organizations. Raynold [...]

Additions

John “PegLeg” Whitaker a 5th great-grandfather of Iowa Compatriot Raymond CollinsandJarrett Menefee a 5th great-grandfather of Iowa Compatriot Mike Rowley Congratulations to both IASSAR members for doing the research, obtainingthe needed documentation and submitting the supplementals for approval. [...]

IASSAR Annual Members Meeting Minutes

May 3, 2008 Ames Public Library, 1:30 PMAmes, Iowa Attendance: Mike Rowley, President, Dean Timm, Immediate past President, Dean Swearingen, Treasurer, John Scarpino, Chaplain, W.H. Lees, Registrar, Lance Ehmke, Chancellor, Harold Meeker, Historian, Volney Smith Past President, Dr. Francis Keith, Editor, Scott Rowley, Webmaster, Paul Gordon Sr., Paul Gordon Jr., Mike Hancock, Tim Rowley, Dave Shannon, William Strouse, Ray Prusia, Frank Paul, and guests, Ann Laurence-Scarpino, Mrs. Lees, Mrs. Timm and Mrs. Swearingen 1. Call to order Welcome and brief introductions. 2. Invocation, Chaplain John Scarpino 3. Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the U.S.A., by members. S.A.R. Pledge, by members. Audio presentation of the origin of the National Anthem.3a. The President suspended the IASSAR Annual Meeting, temporarily for induction of new members. We then held the induction for the new members and any of those members that may not have been properly inducted in the past. This was followed by the distribution of member certificates, the S.A.R. Rosette pin and a printed copy of the origin of the S.A.R. logo. The President reconvened the Annual Meeting.4. Minutes of last meetingA motion was made by Mike Rowley to approve the minutes of last BOM meeting, with [an amendment of [...]

Memorial Day in Montrose

Just a reminder. The citizens of Montrose are working hard to make theMemorial Day, American Revolutionary War Veteran Cato Meed, gravere-dedication an important salute to all veterans and others who havehelped make America great. Hope that many of you might join with the IowaSons of the American Revolution, NSSAR President General Bruce Wilcox andother dignitaries from around the country for this special event. Questions? Mike [...]

Join me at the Rock

I’m passing along this invitation to the 10th Anniversary of the painting of the Rock. Please visit the following links for more information. Also, if possible, please let me know if you plan to attend. 10 Years at the Rock Bubbaz Website Thank you, Scott Rowley 515-225-4703Central Iowa Chapter PresidentIASSAR [...]
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