President George Ison


Welcome to the John Sevier Chapter (JSC) Honoring America's Patriots

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Ceremonial passages

Pledge of Allegiance


I Pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Pledge to the S.A.R.


We descendants of the heroes of the American Revolution who, by their sacrifices, established the United States of America, reaffirm our faith in the principles of liberty and our Constitutional Republic, and solemnly pledge ourselves to defend them against every foe.

S.A.R. Recessional


Until we meet again, let us remember our obligations to our forefathers who gave us our Constitution, the Bill of Rights, an independent Supreme Court and a nation of Free Men.

Crossing the Delaware


March to Valley Forge


Surrender Field Yorktown


JSC's Spotlight Patriot (OCT 2019)



Lt. Col. William Yates

Birth: 1749, Bedford County, Virginia, USA
Death: Jul. 11, 1845, Cross Plains, Robertson County, Tennessee, USA

Lt. Col. William Yates served in the Department of Muster Master General for the Continental Army. Records provided by L. B. Heitman of the War Department note that he was promoted to that position of April 11, 1777.

William Yates was born in 1749 in Bedford County, Virginia, the son of John Yates.. He married Agnes Price, daughter of Sara and John Price after March, 1779. Several of the Yates brothers and their families moved first to Caswell County, North Carolina and then later to Tennessee, establishing residences in Robertson County, near the current city of Springfield. William Yates died in 1845 in Robertson County.

In his support for the pension file of his brother, Thomas, William stated emphatically that "he fought for Liberty and did not ask for a pension".

William Yates and wife, Agnes, had twelve children, all born in Caswell County as follows:
1. John Price
2. Mary Yates McNeeley b1785 married John McNeeley 9/6/1804
3. Sara Yates Warren married Bluford Warren 2/14/1803 [*Mines family line]
4. William Jr
5. Milly
6. Elizabeth Yates Brooks married James Brooks.
7. Martha
8. James Yates b.1796 d.1879 in Robertson County TN. He married Mary Brooks. 7/2/1823 in NC
9. Ida
10. Agnes
11. Nellie
12. Susannah.

Author: Eras Anthony Mines


Ceremony for Patriot Robert VICARS

MP4 File created using the slide show of the Grave Marking Ceremony honoring Patriot Robert Vicars.  Music is by the Fort Ticonderoga Fife and Drum Corps

Favorite Reseach sites


DAR Genealogial Page

Cross check you Patriot Ancestor at the DAR's Genealogical Research page for more information

SC and NC in the Revolution

Looking for your Patriot ancestor who may be from SC or NC

1913 Publication of VA Revolutionary Soldiers

 Text document found on

1896 Publication of MA Revolutionary Soldiers and Sailors

Text document which has almost 20 volumes.  The link takes you to Vol 1.  Search by title replacing the Vol. # to find other Patriots.

PA Revolutionary War State Archieves

Revolutionary War Military Abstract Card File Indexes 

Maryland Revolutionary War Files

Maryland's Patriot Service Records for the Revolutionary War are in Volume 018 and found on line.

Patriot Biography Project and Report

General John Sevier

Project Background Message



We honor our patriot ancestors by telling their stories. Lets help preserve our history and reduce the danger of it being lost to the ages. The Patriot Ancestor Biography project is just one avenue where we can make a difference. In the 1894 Kentucky Society Yearbook, Thomas Page Grant wrote about the establishment of the Sons of the American Revolution, “The men whose forefathers took part in the establishment of the Nation were naturally drawn together, and in some of the older States formed themselves into societies to gather scatter bits of history and save them for coming generations; to preserve alive a memory of the men who gave so much for country and paid so dear a price for liberty; to inculcate in the minds of the rising generations a knowledge of what they fought for, and a love of the principles they held so dear. “

Now, over one hundred and twenty years later, we can act as Compatriot Grant described. In collaboration with the Patriot and Grave Index found at National web site, we are able to attach a biography, supplied by Compatriots, to our ancestor's in that database. The goal of the Committee is not to validate/verify the stories submitted; it is to share and provide a repository of those scattered bits of history.

As a recruitment tool your submission could provide the spark for a non-member to connect with a common ancestor and take the plunge to join the Sons of the American Revolution. Additionally, current Member might find a common ancestor and your biographical report could provide the ability for him to submit a Supplemental Application. 

Patriot Biography Guidelines


There is no defined format for your submission. Information can be between 200 – 500 words and be sent in a Microsoft WORD-compatible format. This is no need for documentation references. As noted on the database, it is the sole responsibility of the author to research the facts and data contained in the submission. Citing sources is not required. The sketch cannot be used for proof of lineage. It can, however, serve as a guide for the continuation of research. 

The Patriot Ancestor Database is one way you can honor your ancestor’s for perpetuity.

Chapter Honors


A chapter with a total 20% submission rate during the current year is presented a Streamer for the chapter flag. Stars will be presented at each additional 20% level - 40% - 1 Star; 60% - 2 Stars; 80% - 3 Stars, etc..

Patriot Sites of Interest


National Headquarters Sons of the American Revolution

Tennessee Society Sons of the American Revolution

Hamilton County Revolutionary War Pensioners

To date....32 Revolutionary War Pensioners had ties to Hamilton County

Battle of King's Mountain

Battle of King's Mountain Casualty List

Displaying and Folding the American Flag

Betsy Ross and the American Flag information provided by the Independence Hall Association

Patriot Information Continued


Friends of the Library (FOL)

Join and Help Support SAR's National Library!   For those wanting to donate for the first time, please download the form below from the John Sevier Chapter Information section, fill it in and send to NSSAR.  Full directions on the form.   NSSAR will send you a notice by email each year 1 month before your membership to FOL is up 

If you are interested in membership,  Instructions and Worksheet for Application links can be found below. These may be printed for your use. You'll need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader®  to view these files (See link below to download Adobe). 

Patriots Buried in Tennessee

On line data base exploring where Patriots maybe buried in the State of Tennessee