All Daughters of the American Revolution are descended from Revolutionary War patriots and soldiers. Imagine, though, joining the DAR through the Revolutionary War service of your own father. This was the distinct privilege of a Real Daughter. Not to be confused with the “daughter of a Revolutionary war soldier or patriot,” a Real Daughter was distinguished because she was a DAR member as well as the actual daughter of a soldier or patriot. In the early years of the National Society, a DAR chapter who could name one or more of the 767 Real Daughters among its members was extremely proud of this living link to the American Revolution.
The names below are those Real Daughters buried in, or having an association with, Michigan. Please visit the Find A Grave Virtual Cemetery of Real Daughters to learn more about those women who impacted our State Society.
If you are interested in learning more about Real Daughters, you can purchase the book, My Father Was a Solider, from the DAR store.
|Helen Van Dolson Barrett||Sarah Van Eps Harvey||Nancy DeGraff Toll|
|Elizabeth Bartlett||Marion Thacher Holley||Esther Robbins Tyler|
|Minerva Blake Bovay||Sarah Fellows Huyck||Abigail Hazeltine Vose|
|Virtue Sinclair Cole||Elida Winslow Lind||Laura Ripley Wallace|
|Julia Frank Demaray||Sophronia Slattery Means||Emmaline Edmonds Walton|
|Caroline Whipple Eddy||Emeline Buker Palmer||Emily Sayre Welter|
|Harriet Bishop Felton||Ann Dunlap Parks||Elvira Wright Williams|
|Jane Jones Fitzhugh||Elizabeth Frank Russell||Lucretia Reed Wood|
|Elmina Suttlief Frasier||Marilla Hill Sherman||Almira Lawrence Zimmerman|
|Euphrasia Smith Grainger|