National Society

of the

Daughters of the American Revolution


Robert Rankin Chapter


Livingston, Texas

Lake Livingston Area,


Coldspring Methodist Church donated by Frederick Rankin, son of Lt.Robert Rankin.(Coldspring Historical Society)


God, Home, and Country

For Membership Information, or send a query, please e-mail the Robert Rankin Chapter, NSDAR

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Robert Rankin SAR Katy TX

The Robert Rankin Chapter of the NSDAR proudly represents the Lake Livingston area. Mrs. Joseph T. Dabney, a descendant of Lt. Robert Rankin, organized the chapter in 1968.

 Our Chapter meets September through May on the third Saturday of the month, with exceptions, the 4th Saturday in March and no meeting in December. Meetings are held at the Park Inn on Hwy 59 South, Livingston, Texas. Please contact us for a calendar of events and speakers. The gathering of our daughters each month provides a forum for camaraderie; a forum to establish community minded goals.

We sponsor many projects through out the year. We collect postage stamps and labels to benefit the Wounded Veteran's program and contribute to the NSDAR and TSDAR Scholarship programs. We also, encourage community awareness programs for National and Civil Defense. Please accept our invitation to become a member of the Robert Rankin Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.

Was your ancestor a Revolutionary War Patriot?--- E-mail your query with the full name of your ancestor, vital statistics, the state in which he or she served, the type of service performed for the Revolution. We will let you know by e-mail, whether or not your ancestor is listed in the DAR Patriot Index, Centennial Edition.

Membership Information Any woman over the age of 18 is eligible for membership, who can prove lineal, blood line, descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American Independence as a soldier, sailor, civil officer, or a recognized patriot of the United States. Documentation must be provided for each statement of birth, marriage,and death between the prospective member and Revolutionary ancestor. The National Society reserves the right to determine the acceptability of all service and proof thereof.

  Graduation is coming quickly for our high school seniors. Have your High School Junior or Senior contact us about DAR Scholarships.

Texas State Cemetery

Our ancestral patriot, Lieutenant Robert Rankin served in the Third Regiment of the Virginia line of the Continental Army in 1776. His participation in the battles of Germantown, Brandywine, Stony Point and the siege of Charleston earned him the commission of Lieutenant, which he received on his release as a prisoner of war. He continued to serve until the war's end. After the war, he served in the Virginia legislature as one of nine trustees for the newly established town of Washington, in Bourbon County, Kentucky. He also served as an elector to the Kentucky Senate in 1792. Robert Rankin was a friend and ally of Sam Houston during the war for Texas Independence. He was instrumental in maintaining good relations with the Indians, in the spring of 1836, during the Texan retreat toward San Jacinto.

Robert Rankin was born in Colonial Virginia in 1753. On October 1, 1781 he married Margaret Berry while on military furlow. Four of his sons served in the War of 1812. On November 13, 1834 he received land grants in Joseph Vehlein's Colony in Texas. He was issued the necessary certificate of character on November 3, 1834, by William Grimes. The town of Coldspring,Texas was founded on Lieutenant Rankin's original land grant. Robert Rankin died November 13, 1837 in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. He was buried near his home in Butler Cemetery, Coldspring, Texas. In 1936 his body was re-interred at the State Cemetery in Austin. Robert Rankin was a soldier, patriot, and good citizen.



Daughters of the Robert Rankin Chapter, NSDAR

Regent__________ Sigrid Freeman-Bonner

Vice Regent___________Ruth Ann Winters

Chaplain______________Virginia Casey

Recording Secretary___Betty Doyle

Treasurer_____________Star Starling

Registrar_____________Zee Anglin

Historian_____________Marilyn Bressler

Librarian_____________Stacy Callihan

Parliamentarian_______Phyllis Mackey

Other DAR positions held by our Daughters

Honorary Chapter Regent____Star Starling

President Dogwood Chapter Council,DivIV__Star Starling

TSDAR Vice Chairman DAR Good Citizens__Star Starling

 Please help us complete biographical data on our Revolutionary Patriots, your submission should be e-mailed to Debra Buster

The Robert Rankin Chapter proudly presents Our Revolutionary Patriots



Andress, Joseph NC

Gates, Samuel VA & Mary Roland

Powell, Dempsey NC & Lydia Muse

Batson, Thomas

Gibbs, Herod VA & Lucy Anderson

Prather, Thomas VA MD & Mary

Battle, Elisha NC & Elizabeth

Granberry, George NC & Elizabeth

Ramey, John VA & Jane

Bickham, Abner Capt GA & Dicey

Greer, Acquila VA & Elizabeth

Rankin, Robert VA Margret Berry

Blount, Reading VA

Gresap, Michael MD & Mary

Reed, John Capt SC

Brown, Edward MD & Margaret

Hardin, Joseph NC & Jane Gibson

Reisinger, Peter PA & Eva

Brown, Perez MS & Betsy

Henry, Patrick VA & Sarah Shelton

Seale, Charles NC & Lydia Muse

Burch, Joseph MD & Gilly Wilcox

Houx, Mathias VA I

Seloover(Slover), Andrew PVT NY

Calihan, David SC & Elizabeth

Humphries, Charles Sr. SC

Scurlock, Wm VA & Rhoda Simmons

Campbell, Farquhard NC & Isabella

Isaacs, Samuel NC

Smith, Nathaniel NC & Elizabeth

Cannon, John NC & Martha

Laird, John Lt Col PA & Sarah Finley

Spear, John VA & Mary Ann

Causey, Wm Capt MD & Susannah

Lee, William & Elizabeth

Stewart, Finley NC & Prudence Shaw

Carter, William Merriman VA

Leedy, Abraham PA

Sumpter, John VA & Catherine

Chenoweth, John MD

Leftwich, Augustine Sr VA

Teeter, Abraham PA & David

Coe, Moses NJ & Sarah Howell

Leftwich, William GA

Thomas, Theophilus NC & Mary R

Craig, Toliver Sr VA & Mary Hawkins

Mainer, John Pvt GA & William

Veitca, John Pvt MD

Curry, Robert VA

Maxey, Walter

Warner, Wettenhall SC & Elizabeth

Crudup, Josiah NC & Elizabeth Battle

Maxey, Walter Sr. VA

Ware, Robert & Margaret Basell

Davis, Jonathan VA & Lucy Gibbs

McBee, Silas VA & Catherine Cates

White, John M VA & Mildred T.

Elliott, Aaron

Neucomer, Ulrich PA

Wolfskill, Joseph NC

Farrow, George VA & Ann Ashby

Parker, John 1740 Pvt DE/MD

Womack, Abraham GA

Felder, Henry SC & Mary Elizabeth

Peebles, Lewis VA & Elizabeth


Finley, John Maj PA & Mary Young

Pickens, Andrew SC & Rebecca


Fort, John NC & Frankie Broadwell

Pope, Jesse NC & Mary Fort


Fussell, William GA

Powell, Nathaniel VA & Elizabeth





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Blest be the tie that binds, our hearts in Christian love

John Fawcett 1740-1817

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