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Compatriot Layton Patterson, State Society President

The purposes and objects of the SAR are declared to be patriotic, historical, and educational, and shall include those intended or designed to perpetuate the memory of the men who, by their services or sacrifices during the war of the American Revolution, achieved the independence of the American people.

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State Theme

"We Utah Descendants of the heroes of the American Revolution who, by their sacrifices, established the United States of America, reaffirm our faith in the principles of liberty and of Constitutional Republic, and solemnly pledge ourselves to defend them against every foe "

What Is The Sons of the American Revolution? 

The SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION was incorporated on January 17, 1890 in Connecticut and later chartered by the United States Congress on June 9, 1906. Prior to this date a number of state societies were formed in the 1890's. These were led by the Sons of Revolutionary Sires, organized July 4, 1876 in San Francisco. The first Congress of the National Society was held in Louisville, Kentucky on April 30, 1889 which was the 100th anniversary of George Washington's taking of the oath of office of President of the United States.

Our Purpose

     The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution was organized on April 30, 1889, to " perpetuate the memory of those who, by their services or sacrifices during the war of the American Revolution, achieved the independence of the American People. "

What We Do

Though the State of Utah have no Revolutionary War Graves We as a State Organization support the decorationof the graves of Revolutionary War soldiers and patriots. We support excellence in teaching of American history. We participate in patriotic observances. We support research and preservation of historic material relating to the men and women who fought or gave service for Independence in the American Revolutionary War.

Membership Requirements

Any man shall be eligible for membership in this Society who: being of the age of eighteen years or over and a citizen of good repute in the community, is the lineal descendant of an ancestor who was  at all times unfailing in loyalty to and rendered active service in, the cause of American independence, either as an:officer, soldier, seaman, marine, militiaman or Minuteman, in the armed forces of the Continental Congress, or of any one of the several Colonies or States; or as a Signer of the Declaration of Independence, or as a member of a Committee of Safety or Correspondence; or as a member of any Continental, Provincial, or Colonial Congress or Legislature; or as a recognized patriot who performed actual service by overt acts of resistance to the authority of Great Britain.

The applicant must also be personally acceptable to the Society. Family tradition in regard to the services of an ancestor will not be considered. No preliminary decision will be given on a line of descent, service or evidentiary value of proposed evidence. (When examined with all available evidence, such preliminary decision might prove to be incorrect and the National Society cannot accept responsibility for such a decision.)

For membership in the Sons of the American Revolution contact Eric Dan. Richhart State Genealogist at

the following Email: refoals1@msn.com

Requirements for Preparation of Applications


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State Society Secretary: Larry Florence

Ogden Chapter President: Layton Patterson

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