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     We welcome new members into our chapter, and have the resources to help you complete your application. We can help you with genealogical work, gathering the proof documentation necessary, providing a sponsor for your membership, and submitting your official application.

     Any male shall be eligible for membership in the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR)  who:

  • Is a citizen of good repute in the community; and
  • 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.

     The Sons of the American Revolution accepts service rendered, with some exceptions, for the period between 19 April 1775 and 26 November 1783. Membership in the SAR requires documented, acceptable evidence that your ancestor participated in one or more of the following types of service. The patriot ancestor in question must have:

  • Been a signer of the:
    • Declaration of Independence;
    • Mecklenburg Declaration of 1775;
    • Albemarle Declaration of 1779; or,
    • Cumberland Compact of 1780.
  • Been a member of any of the Continental Congresses;
  • Rendered material aid, such as:
    • Furnishing supplies with or without remuneration;
    • Lending money to the Colonies, munitions makers, and gunsmiths; or,
    • Any other material aid which furthered the Cause.
  • Served in the military or navy, including: 
    • service during the dates falling on or between 19 April 1775 and 26 November 1783;
    • service at the Battle of Point Pleasant on 10 October 1774 (this location and date only);
    • furnishing a substitute for military service;
    • a participant in the Boston Tea Party, Kaskaskia Campaign, Galvez Expedition, Cherokee Expedition, or the Edenton Tea Party;
    • been a defender of forts and frontiers or a ranger;
    • been a prisoner of war, including those on the British ship Old Jersey or other prison ships;
    • been a physician, surgeon, nurse, or otherwise rendered aid to the wounded;
    • rendered civil service under the Colonies during the dates falling on or between 19 April 1775 and 26 November 1783;
    • been a member of committees made necessary by the violation of colonial rights by England or the War, such as committees of safety, observation, inspection, and correspondence.
  • Pledged to support the cause of the Colonies, such as:
    • the Oath of Fidelity and Support;
    • the Oath of Allegiance; or,
    • the Articles of Association, or the Association Test.
  • Been a signer of petitions addressed to and recognizing the authority of the provisional and new state governments;
  • Accepted obligations or acted under direction of the provisional and new state governments, such as persons directed to hold elections, to oversee road construction, to collect provisions, or similar responsibilities; or,
  • Been a clergy member or other recognized leader of any religion who performed overt acts of resistance to the authority of Great Britain which could only be performed by religious leaders.

     If you are interested in membership, please view the Application Worksheet to see the type information needed to begin the membership process.  We highly recommend contacting our Genealogist first for guidance and assistance in completing the application.  He has helped hundreds of applicants.


First Responders and Active-Duty Military

     The Paul Carrington Chapter is proud to honor those who serve our community as first responders (law enforcement, firefighters, and EMS) and active-duty service members. To show our appreciation, we are offering such men a $50 rebate on their new regular membership applications.

     Regular new membership application fees (which include: NSSAR fees, NSSAR annual dues, TXSSAR Fees, TXSSAR annual dues, Chapter fees, and Chapter annual dues) total $220.50. At the time the new member is inducted, the Chapter will be honored to present a check to cover a portion of his fees.

     The Board has authorized a certain number of rebates for 2024. Please please contact  our Genealogist to see if you qualify.






Paul Carrington Chapter No. 5, Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution
1415 South Voss Ste 110-425 — Houston, TX 77057-1086

The Paul Carrington Chapter is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting patriotism,
preserving American history, and supporting education for our future generations.

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