The Colonel Abram Penn Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, invites you to learn more about our chapter and organization. The chapter is located in Stuart in Patrick County, Virginia, along the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The chapter was organized February 25, 1950, at the home of Mrs. J. Myron Clark, who served as organizing regent. Thirteen of the original 18 members were descendants of Colonel Penn. The November 1965 issue of the DAR magazine, "American Spirit," contained an article, "Colonel Abram Penn, Virginia Patriot," by chapter member, the late Miss Sydney Penn.
Colonel Abram Penn, for whom the chapter is named, organized the first Revolutionary War troops from Henry and adjoining counties. He led his regiment in the Battles of Guilford Court House and Eutaw Springs. He is buried in Patrick County, which he helped organize from Henry County.
Several historical landmarks can be found in Patrick County: Mabry Mill on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Reynolds Homestead, and the covered bridges of Jack's Creek and Bob White in the Woolwine community. Additionally, the museum for the longest running team in NASCAR — the Wood Brothers — can be found in Stuart.
The objectives of the DAR are:
“God, Home, and Country”
2013-2016 National Theme:
“Honoring our Heritage — Focusing on the Future — Celebrating America!”
2013-2016 Virginia DAR Theme:
“Celebrating Good Women — May We Know Them, May We Be Them, May We Raise Them”