Mississippi Society, Sons of the American Revolution

     Welcome to the website of the Mississippi Society Sons of the American Revolution.  On March 10, 1909, our Society was formed in chambers of Judge Gordon Garland Lyell of Jackson by eighteen prominent citizens.  Since then, we have grown to an annual membership of more than four hundred compatriots.  This year we celebrated our 112th Anniversary in Ridgeland.

      During the past year we have faced many challenges. The Covid-19 pandemic caused the cancellation of numerous events and meetings.  Even with expanded vaccinations, it will be months before we approach any semblance of normalcy. Nonetheless, the work of the SAR continues.

     As President, I invite you to browse through the many categories of this information packed site to learn more about this Society. If you love history, desire to know your ancestors, or feel the critical need to educate the next generation about the founding fathers and about the struggle to win and order freedom, then you have come to the right place.

     America will celebrate its 250th Anniversary in 2026. What a wonderful time to join the Sons of the American Revolution. We have begun plans to commemorate our battle to win freedom. Come and join us as we begin plans to commemorate their struggle to win freedom. Discover your ancestors and share that patriotic heart.

Ben Block Jones, II

     If you are already a member of the SAR and would like to join a Mississippi Chapter, please contact our Corresponding Secretary. If you are not a member of the SAR and would like more information about joining the SAR, please click on our Membership page or contact our Registrar.  Women interested in joining should contact the Daughters of the American Revolution. Children may also contact the Children of the American Revolution.

     What is your passion? Let us help you uncover your patriot ancestor. Let us put you in uniform and teach the next generation. Or just let us absorb some of your energy through worthwhile endeavors to help America sustain the freedom and liberty we all love.

      Thank you for your interest and I encourage you to visit a local chapter.  I invite you to join us in our work.

Ben Block Jones II

The President’s Corner