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Daughters of the American Revolution Cemetery Survey

 

During the period of 1930-1935, the Southampton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) conducted a comprehensive survey of grave sites located in the Town of Southampton, New York. The inscriptions of 4,050 graves sites were recorded along with cemetery information and, in some cases, hand-drawn maps. Copies of these original records are stored by the Southampton Historical Museums & Research Center. In 2010, Barbara Moeller, member of the Hampton Bays Historical & Preservation Society, helped digitized these records. You will find this searchable database included in this website.

In 1984, the Southampton Chapter of the DAR conducted another survey of some of the grave sites located in the Town of Southampton. The inscriptions of 4,627 graves sites were recorded; the records are stored in Albany, New York.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded on October 11, 1890, during a time that was marked by a revival in patriotism and intense interest in the beginnings of the United States of America. Women felt the desire to express their patriotic feelings and were frustrated by their exclusion from men's organizations formed to perpetuate the memory of ancestors who fought to make this country free and independent. As a result, a group of pioneering women in the nation's capital formed their own organization and the Daughters of the American Revolution has carried the torch of patriotism ever since.

 

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