The members of the

Sleeping Ute Mountain Chapter NSDAR

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Welcome you to this website!

We are located in

Cortez, Colorado

Sleeping Ute Mountain


We look forward to meeting you and introducing you to who we are, what we do, how to join us, and resources to research your own family history, celebrate patriotism, champion education, and promote historic preservation.

If you would like more information on the Sleeping Ute Mountain Chapter NSDAR,
please email the following chapter leaders or visit our state and national websites.

email Email the Sleeping Ute Mountain Chapter Regent

email Email the Sleeping Ute Mountain Chapter about Membership

email Visit the Colorado State DAR homepage

email Visit the National Society DAR homepage


Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence is eligible to join the DAR. She will be asked to provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage and death, as well as the American Revolutionary War service of her patriot ancestor.

Are you interested in membership but live outside the Cortez area? That's okay! You can explore other chapters in Colorado by visiting the Colorado State Society website or click here to be connected with a chapter that serves your community.

Chapter History

Sleeping Ute Mountain Chapter received its charter from the National Society on March 24, 1984. The name chosen honors the legendary landmark situated near the Four Corners, Sleeping Ute Mountain. The outline of the mountain against the skyline suggests a Ute Chief in repose, with headdress resting on the foothills of the northwestern portion of the range and the pointed toes in the southeast. The arms are crossed over the chest.

The legend of the Sleeping Ute tells us he was a great warrior god who came to fight the “Evil Ones.” In the conflict, their feet pounded the earth into mountains and valleys. The great warrior god was wounded, and lay down to rest, falling into a deep sleep. Legend tells us that one day the great warrior god will rise again to fight the “Evil Ones.”

Members of the proposed chapter contacted Ernest House, Tribal Chairman of the Ute Mountain Tribal Council, requesting use of the name. The request was granted with Tribal Chairman House saying in his letter of consent, “As a tribal leader, I can only hope the principles and goals of your organization complement our tribal goals of Indian self-determination, equal opportunity, and justice for all Americans.”

Photo Gallery

  • 2010 Good Citizen Award Cake
  • 2017 Donation of Genealogical Books to the Cortez Library
  • 2017 Memorial Day Flag Group
  • 2017 Memorial Day Flags
  • 2017 Sleeping Ute Mountainmembers
  • Lap Robes for Veterans
  • Lap Robes for Veterans
  • Lap Robes for Veterans
  • Lap Robes for Veterans
  • Lap Robes for Veterans
  • Sleeping Ute Mountain Chapter Participating in Veterans Day Parade
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  • Sleeping Ute Mountain in Winter
2010 Good Citizen Award Cake1 2017 Donation of Genealogical Books to the Cortez Library2 2017 Memorial Day Flag Group3 2017 Memorial Day Flags4 2017 Sleeping Ute Mountain Members5 Lap Robes for Veterans6 Lap Robes for Veterans7 Lap Robes for Veterans8 Lap Robes for Veterans9 Lap Robes for Veterans10 Sleeping Ute Mountain Chapter Participating in Veterans Day Parade11 Sleeping Ute Mountain Chapter Participating in Veterans Day Parade12 Sleeping Ute Mountain in Winter13
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Our Patriot Ancestors

The following are the patriot ancestors of the current members of Sleeping Ute Mountain Chapter NSDAR. American Revolutionary War patriots include signers of the Declaration of Independence, members of local and state militias, members of the Continental Army or Continental Navy, men and women who rendered other types of aid to the cause of independence, and those taking oaths of loyalty. Other included patriots are foreign soldiers who served the cause of American independence and Spanish soldiers serving in the presidios at Santa Fe, El Paso, and New Orleans. With a few exceptions, military service began with the Battle of Lexington (19 April 1775) and ended when the British evacuated New York (26 November 1783). Patriots may have also provided civil service, conducting public business in the newly formed American states.

If you have information that one of your ancestors may have aided the cause of freedom during the American Revolution, we may be able to help you establish your genealogical line for DAR membership. If you are interested in documenting your lineage and joining our chapter, or have any questions, please email the Sleeping Ute Mountain Chapter Registrar.

Name Location Service
David BairdPrivatePennsylvania
Barnabas BarnumLieutenantNew Hampshire
Ebenezer BarnumCorporalConnecticut
William BeamPatriotic ServiceNew York
Eunice Bennett BoothPatriotic ServiceConnecticut
Thomas BerryPrivateVirginia
Henry BrownPrivateNew York
John BrynerPrivatePennsylvania
William ButlerPatriotic ServiceGeorgia
Jacob ChampionSoldier, Patriotic ServiceSouth Carolina
Ensign Chubbuck, Jr.PrivateMassachusetts
Benjamin CoombsLieutenantVirginia
Jesse CornLieutenantVirginia
John CrawfordPrivateNorth Carolina
James DavisPatriotic ServiceVirginia
John DepuePatriotic ServiceVirginia
John DepuePatriotic ServiceVirginia
Martin DorwartPrivate, Patriotic ServicePennsylvania
John Douthet, Sr.Patriotic ServiceNorth Carolina
Abram DunningPrivateVermont
Michael DunningLieutenantVermont
Jacob EsselstynePrivateNew York
Paul GoodalePrivateMassachusetts
Frederick HamSoldier, Civil ServiceNew York
Mary Harding HardingPatriotic ServiceVirginia
John Harding, IIIPrivateVirginia
John Harding, Jr.CaptainPennsylvania
John Harding, Sr.Patriotic ServiceVirginia
John HartPatriotic Service, Signer Of The Declaration Of IndependenceNew Jersey
John HartmanPatriotic ServicePennsylvania
John Hench, Jr.LieutenantPennsylvania
John Hench, Sr.Patriotic ServicePennsylvania
Aaron Higginbotham, Sr.Patriotic ServiceVirginia
Squire HillCaptainConnecticut
John HollisSergeantNorth Carolina
Thomas JewettLieutenant, Civil ServiceVermont
William JohnsonPatriotic ServiceSouth Carolina
Simon Johnson MyersLieutenantNew York
Andrew KightlingerCorporal, Patriotic ServicePennsylvania
Abraham KuykendallCaptain, Civil Service, Patriotic ServiceNorth Carolina
Mathias Lair, Sr.Patriotic ServiceVirginia
Abraham LakinPatriotic ServiceMaryland
Jacobus LeggettPrivateNew York
Joseph LittleLieutenant, Patriotic ServiceVermont
Henry LivingstonPrivate, Patriotic ServicePennsylvania
Robert McminnLieutenant, Patriotic ServiceNorth Carolina
Joseph McreynoldsPrivateNorth Carolina
Hendrick MesickPrivateNew York
Peter MesickPrivateNew York
Samuel MillerPrivateNew York
Stephen MillerPrivateNew York
Cornelius C.S. Miller, Jr.SoldierNew York
Cornelius S. Miller, Sr.Captain, Patriotic ServiceNew York
Anthony MinterPatriotic ServiceVirginia
Joseph MoorePrivateMassachusetts
John NeesSoldierNew York
Thomas PinsonPatriotic ServiceVirginia
Christopher Platner1st LieutenantNew York
Jacob PlatnerSoldierNew York
John PolkSoldier, Civil ServiceNorth Carolina
Nicholas Proctor, Jr.Private, SpyVirginia
Nicholas Proctor, Sr.Soldier, Patriotic ServiceVirginia
Simeon RockefellerPrivateNew York
Ann SatterwhitePatriotic ServiceVirginia
Adam SegendorphLieutenantNew York
Charles SmithPatriotic ServiceSouth Carolina
Thomas SpannPatriotic ServiceVirginia
Charles SpringerLieutenant, Patriotic ServiceMaryland
John SpringerPrivateMaryland
Johannes SticklePrivateNew York
Nicholas Stickle, Sr.Patriotic ServiceNew York
John Stovall, Sr.Patriotic ServiceNorth Carolina
William Van AlstynePrivateNew York
Samuel VaughanPatriotic ServiceVirginia
William VaughanPatriotic ServiceVirginia
Azariah WebbCaptainNew Hampshire
Edward WigginsPrivatePennsylvania
Nimrod WilliamsCivil ServiceSouth Carolina
Peter WrightPatriotic ServiceVirginia
Thomas YearganPrivateVirginia
as of October 27, 2018