by Susan Earle, Community Journalist
MORRISVILLE – Jeannine Young of Craftsbury Common and Brenda Slayton of Woodbury were sworn in as the newest members of the St. John de Crevecoeur Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, in March and April of this year.
Young’s membership was unusual because her patriot was from Canada. She is only the second member of the chapter to have a patriot from Canada. The Canadian records had to be translated into English by her cousin, Elaine Bellavance, who is also a member and shares the same patriot.
St. John de Crevecoeur Chapter is the third largest of the 13 chapters in Vermont. Members reside in the counties of Caledonia, Essex and Orleans. The group meets once a month from March through October at locations in the three counties.
The Daughters of the American Revolution is a nonprofit, nonpolitical women’s volunteer service organization dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. Any women 18 years or older, who can prove direct descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership. For more information on the DAR, email Edna Curtain at firstname.lastname@example.org.