General Ebenezer Learned Chapter NSDAR

Oxford, Massachusetts

Massachusetts Daughters of the American Revolution

Holly Blair
Massachusetts State Regent

Theme: "Together We Light the Path."

Scripture: "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path."

Psalm 119:105
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution


Historic Preservation



Massachusetts Daughters of the American Revolution

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Ann Turner Dillon
President General

Theme: "Moving Forward in Service to America!"

Scripture: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.”

Jeremiah 6:16 (NIV)


Chapter Activities

NSDAR Good Citizens Awards
Rededication of General Ebenezer Learned's Grave on November 12, 2016
Clara Barton was the founder of the American Red Cross and charter member of the NSDAR. In 1896, she was elected as one of thirteen honorary Vice President Generals, which position she held to her death.

Clara Barton was born in Oxford, Massachusetts and died in Glen Echo, Maryland, at the age of 90. Burial followed at the family cemetery plot in Oxford, Massachusetts.

Welcome to the website of the General Ebenezer Learned Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR).
We are a group of women who vary in ages from eighteen to ninety plus.

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The General Ebenezer Learned Chapter NSDAR was formed in 1907. Mrs. Sarah Brown was the organizing regent. The chapter met at the Congregational Church on Main Street in Oxford on June 5,1907. We will be 110 years old this year. At the organizing meeting there were 34 Charter Members and a 3 month old baby. Lucy Alice Bullard, a lineal descent of General Ebenezer Learned, presented to the chapter a gavel made of wood from an old apple tree on the home lot of General Learned. From an attic beam in the house where the General was born, came the wood which is incorporated with 279 other pieces of wood, in the ballot box presented to the Massachusetts Daughters.

The General Ebenezer Learned Chapter NSDAR worked towards marking historic landmarks and sites. A granite marker was placed on Camp Hill in 1911 to mark the spot where Colonel Rice's Regiment encamped in 1799. Much time was spent finding and marking the graves of American Revolutionary soldiers not just in Oxford, but Auburn, Dudley and Webster. Many were part of General Learned's regiment. The General Ebenezer Learned Chapter has been supportive of Berry College and Hillside School, as well as the American International College at Springfield. Each regent has worked towards upholding the DAR's ideals of historic preservation, education and patriotism in their own way.
This page was last updated: June 24, 2017
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President General and State Regent portraitures courtesy of NSDAR. Clara Barton portrait courtesy of the Mathew Brady Studio, National Archives & Records Administration.  Patriot graphic courtesy of

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Vice Regent Cathleen Nikosey and Regent Helen Poirier marched at the 2017 Oxford, Massachusetts Memorial Day Parade.