Date Original

1914 April 25


This collection consists of one charter for the Gilbert Marshall Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Little Rock, Arkansas, dated April 25, 1914.

Biographical/Historical Note

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) is a lineage-based membership organization of women. It was founded on October 11, 1890, in Washington D.C. and was incorporated by a Congressional charter in 1896. Their objectives are historic preservation, education, and patriotism. In December of 1893, the first Arkansas chapter was founded in Little Rock. The organization has expanded to about 47 chapters today. The first state conference was held in 1909 and is still being held yearly. The Gilbert Marshall Chapter was chartered in Little Rock, Arkansas. It was formed in 1913, and the organizing Regent was Mrs. Thomas Dwight Crawford. It was named in honor of an ancestor of Crawford, Gilbert Marshall of Albermarle County, Virginia. He was the father of John Marshall, who entered the Revolution on April 11, 1776, as an ensign in Colonel Samuel Miles' Pennsylvania Militia, and retired as a captain in 1783. In 2011, NSDAR Chapter Basil Gaither joined with the Gilbert Marshall Chapter.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.)





Resource Type



Daughters of the American Revolution Gilbert Marshall Chapter charter, SMC.088.020


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Daughters of the American Revolution Gilbert Marshall Chapter charter, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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