About the Ohio Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
The Sons of the American Revolution is the leading male lineage society that perpetuates the ideals of the war for independence. As a historical, educational, and patriotic, non-profit corporation chartered by the U.S. Congress we seek to maintain and expand the meaning of patriotism, respect for our national symbols, the value of American citizenship, and the unifying force of “e pluribus unum” that was created from the people of many nations — one nation and one people.
Any man of age eighteen (18) years or over, who is a lineal descendant of an ancestor who supported the war for American Independence is eligible for membership in the Sons of the American Revolution. These ancestors are referred to as Revolutionary War Patriots and include those persons who fought in the military and/or militia, who provided supplies to the American cause, who served on political bodies supporting the Revolution, who signed oaths of support and similar acts.
The Ohio Society
The Ohio Society, Sons of the American Revolution was organized on April 11, 1889, in the office of Governor Joseph B. Foraker, who became a charter member. The attendees were Reverend W.R. Parsons of Worthington, General H.A. Axline of Zanesville and Henry A. Williams, L. Backus, W. A. Taylor, Reverend Thomas B. Van Horne, D. H. Gard, W.D. Guilbert and A.A. Graham of Columbus.