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:  Pat Bradford

VICE REGENT:  Kathy Hanks

CHAPLAIN:   Nancy Moss



TREASURER:  Bonnie Bailey

REGISTRAR:  Dee Redkevitch


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By Location of Service



Seth Sanford

Oliver Teel


William Barron

Charles Burch

Col. William Candler

Isaac Du Bose

Owen Fluker

John Garrard

John Maner

Jacob McLendon Sr.

Samuel McLendon Sr.

Edmund Murphy

John Norman

James Roquemore

Col. Nathaniel Rowe

Absalom Tarver

Henry Ware Sr.


Sebastián González


Jacob Cassell

Thomas Moorman

Grafton White


Eleazer Ring

Sgt. Richard Sweetser

Simon Wardwell

Lt. Edward White


Sgt. Amos Boynton


John Spicer


Hanchrist Carlock

Albertus Bartholomew Joy







Thomas Banks

Francis Bell

Joseph Blackwell

Joseph Burt

Charles Carter

Elijah Chism

Jeremiah Clonts

Needham Cowart

James Daniels

Jarrot Edwards

Henry Fuller

Pryor Gardner

Michael Goodknight

John Guest

Robert Harris

John Hedgpeth

James Hughey

Arthur Irwin

John Warren Jackson

James Lanier

Thomas Lindsey

George Malone

David Mebane

Capt. Robert Merritt

Burell Moring

Capt. Abraham Philips

William Pritchett

Lt. Richard Respess

Alexander Scogin

Colesby Smith

George Sorrell

John Stroud

Joseph Sumner Jr.

Dozier Thornton

Samuel Turentine

William Walker


Sgt. Thomas Garvin

James Robinett

James Slack

John Slack



Simon Wardwell






Samuel Agnew

Richard Bush

Michael Cain

Capt. Gabriel Clements

Thomas Cowsert

James Devlin

Elijah Ford

Jacob Garrard

Hezekiah Gentry

Edward Hampton

Daniel Johnson

Lt. Joseph Lawton

Capt. John Martin

Drury Morris

Tabitha Jecocks Pearson

Jacob Phillips

Aaron Rice

Hezekiah Watson

Michael Ziegler



Drury Allen

Daniel Ashbury

Robert Ashurst

Capt. James Barnett

Sgt. John Barnett

Maj. James Chew

Lt. Joseph Collier

Joseph Crim

Thomas Dance Jr.

John Daniels

Isaac David

Henry Flesher

Col. Nathaniel Gist

William Gragg Jr.

Richard Hankins

Levi Harrell

William Jordan

Thomas Locke

Col. Thomas Marshall

Cpl. Andrew McCampbell

Lt. David Meriwether

Cpl. John Moreland

Bejamin Robinson

Capt. William Sanford

William Sharp

John Slack

Isaac Stephens

Col. John Willison Talbot

Capt. Richard Yancey


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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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Georgia State Society   http://www.georgiastatedar.org



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Last Updated: May 10, 2014