History Of Sandy Springs Chapter

The area north of Atlanta, Georgia, known as Sandy Springs was named for actual springs currently protected for their historical significance. Settlement in the region known as Sandy Springs dates to 400 A.D., and it was inhabited by Creeks and Cherokees in the 1500s.  Today the springs continue to produce ten gallons of water per minute. This area was initially traveled by buffalo, Native Americans, and then British traders. It later became a major migration trail for Colonial Europeans. The freshwater springs which bubbled from the sandy ground and sustained life for the earliest inhabitants are today located behind the Williams-Payne House on Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs, Georgia.

During the 16th century the Creek Muskogee Tribe settled in the Sandy Springs area. This location, No Man’s Land, was well-suited for villagers because of the abundant rivers, woodlands, springs, and wildlife. A heavily traveled area, the Sandy Springs site became a trading post to sustain the early Creek Muskogee population. When gold was discovered, the Treaty of Indian Spring forced the Native Americans to cede their land to the government.

In 1821, with the onset of Land Lotteries, this rich soil was developed into a farming community. In the Land Lottery of 1825, James Wilbourn of Greene County paid the grant fee of $19.00 for Land Lot #88. His original Lot #88 consisting of 202.5 acres is considered the heart of Sandy Springs.

In 1966 an impressive bid for freedom started as a grass roots effort to defeat annexation by the city of Atlanta. This successful campaign resulted in the formation of a new city. Sandy Springs is now Georgia’s 7th largest city with an estimated population of 85,000. It was incorporated in December 2005 after more than thirty years of persistent legal and political maneuvering by its staunch residents. With the steadfast leadership of Eva Galambos, its citizens fought for the right to break from Fulton County and for their right to more effectively administer their own services and uphold their quality of life. An overwhelming 94% of the residents voting on June 21, 2005, favored incorporation. In November 2005 Eva Galambos was easily elected to be the first Mayor of the new city of Sandy Springs.

This area of historical significance was chosen as the namesake for a new DAR chapter. Sandy Springs Chapter, Sandy Springs, Georgia, with 28 organizing members, was confirmed by the National Board of Management on 3 February 2007. The organizing meeting was held at the Cherokee Country Club, Sandy Springs, Georgia with Mrs. E. Lynn Brackey, Organizing Regent, presiding.

Site of the original sandy springs.

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Chapter Officers

REGENT:  E. Lynn Brackey

VICE REGENT:  Pat Bradford

CHAPLAIN:   Gene Wood



TREASURER:  Bonnie Bailey

REGISTRAR:  Dee Redkevitch


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Drury Allen, VA

Daniel Ashbury, VA

Robert Ashurst, VA


Thomas Banks, NC

Capt. James Barnett, VA

Sgt. John Barnett, VA

William Barron, GA


Albartus Batholomew, NY

Francis Bell, NC


Joseph Blackwell, NC

Sgt. Amos Boynton, NH


Charles Burch, GA

Joseph Burt, NC

Richard Bush, SC

Michael Cain, SC

Col. William Candler, GA

Hanchrist Carlock, NY

Charles Carter, NC

Jacob Cassell, MD

Maj. James Chew, VA


Elijah Chism, NC

Capt. Gabriel Clements, SC

Jeremiah Clonts, NC

Lt. Joseph Collier, VA

Benjamin Cook, GA

Needham Cowart, NC

Thomas Cowsert, SC

Joseph Crim, VA

Thomas Dance, Jr., VA

John Daniels, VA

Isaac David, VA

James Devlin, SC


Issac Du Bose, GA

Jarrot Edwards, NC

Henry Flesher, VA


Owen Fluker, GA

Elijah Ford, SC


Henry Fuller, NC


Pryor Gardner, NC

Jacob Garrard, SC

John Garrard, GA

Sgt. Thomas Garvin, PA

Hezekiah Gentry, SC


Nathaniel Gist, VA

Sebastián González, LA

Michael Goodknight, NC

William Gragg, Jr., VA

John Guest, NC

Edward Hampton, SC

Richard Hankins, VA

Levi Harrell, VA

Robert Harris, NC

John Hedgpeth, NC

James Hughey, NC

Arthur Irwin, NC

John Warren Jackson, NC

Daniel Johnson, SC

William Jordan, VA


Robert Lang, SC

James Lanier, NC

Joseph Lawton, SC

Thomas Lindsey, NC

Thomas Locke, VA


George Malone, NS


John Maner, GA

Col. Thomas Marshall, VA

Capt. John Martin, SC

Cpl. Andrew McCampbell, VA

Jacob McLendon, Sr., GA


Samuel McLendon, Sr.

David Mebane, NC


Lt. David Meriwether, VA

Capt. Robert Merritt, NC


Thomas Moorman, MD

Cpl. John Moreland, VA

Burell Moring, NC


Drury Morris, SC


Edmund Murphy, GA

John Norman, GA

Tabitha Jecocks Pearson, SC

Capt. Abraham Philips, NC

Jacob Phillips, SC

William Pritchett, NC

Lt. Richard Respess, NC

Aaron Rice, SC

Eleazer Ring, MA


James Robinett, PA


Bejamin Robinson, VA

James Roquemore, GA

Col. Nathaniel Rowe, GA

Seth Sanford, CT

Capt. William Sanford, VA

Aleander Scogin, NC

William Sharp, VA

James Slack, PA

John Slack, PA & VA

Colesby Smith, NC

Christian Sniveley, PA

George Sorrell, NC


John Spicer, NJ


Frederick Stemple, MD

Isaac Stephens, VA

John Stroud, NC


Joseph Sumner, Jr., NC

Sgt. Richard Sweetser, MA

Absalom Tarver, GA

Oliver Teel, CT

Dozier Thornton, NC

Samuel Turentine, NC

William Walker, NC

Simon Wardwell, MA & RI

Henry Ware, Sr., GA

Hezekiah Watson, SC

Lt. Edward White, MA

Grafton White, MD

Capt. Richard Yancey, VA

Michael Ziegler, SC

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Chapter Programs

Please email our Registrar, Dee Redkevitch, at deezee97@comcast.net
for details about upcoming programs, visiting our meetings, and getting to know us personally!

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National Awards

Chapter Achievement Award - Level 1
Outstanding Activity, Southeastern Division
Americanism Committee

DAR Project Patriot, Supporter
Lynn Brackey

Outstanding Volunteer Genealogist, Southeastern Division
Dee Redkevitch

Outstanding Volunteer Genealogist, National Award
Dee Redkevitch

DAR Balcony Genealogy Research Volunteer
Dee Redkevitch



Contact us

Dee Redkevitch, Registrar



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