National Theme:

"Preserve the Past, Enhance the Present, Invest in the Future"


Ephraim McLean Chapter





Chapter Officers

Chapter History

Chapter Meetings

Patriot Ancestors







The Ephraim McLean Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution began in the minds of Lucretia Sinclair and Kenneth Covington, descendants of Ephraim McLean, in 1974.  After a year of discussion with other people who were interested in an organization to honor their ancestors, who were instrumental in the founding our country, the organization was planned under the able direction of Mrs. Margaret Brandon, organizing secretary, and completed under the guidance of Mrs. Glover Baker as organizing secretary.


In August 1975, 12 members and visitors met at the home of Lucretia Sinclair for the first meeting and installation of officers.  Mrs. Joseph Curtis Matthews, state regent, Miss Maude Grigg, state genealogy chairman, and Mrs. Glover Baker were in attendance.


Officers installed were Lucretia Sinclair, regent; Frances Jane Moore, vice regent; Edwinna Stricklin, secretary, Mary Beckham, treasurer, Peggy Clemmons, registrar, Mary Cole Cross, chaplain, and Gloria Moore, historian.


The chapter marked the grave of Ephraim McLean in Greenville, Kentucky, in June 1977, and the grave of Isaac Horton in Wayne County, Tennessee, on June 1, 1986.


The DAR Good Citizen Award continues to be presented each year with a $100 scholarship awarded to a senior from Wayne County High School, Collinwood High School, and Frank Hughes School, the three high schools in Wayne County, TN.


The chapter placed a plaque in the Wayne County Courthouse on April 20, 2002, containing the names of Revolutionary War veterans who later lived in Wayne County, TN.


On May 21, 2005, the chapter erected a marker on the lawn of the Wayne County Courthouse in memory of our Revolutionary ancestors and in honor of future generations of patriotic Americans.