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Meet The Leadership Team

Steve Hinson

OHSSAR President


- Front Row L/R -

TroyBailey. 2nd Vice President/Registrar - Lee Wilkerson, 1st Vice President - Steve Hinson, President - Tim Ward, Genealogist and National Society Vice President General

Shawn Cox, National Trustee

- Second Row L/R -

Scott Davis, Secretary - John "Jack" Bredenfoerder, Treasurer - Steve Greaf, Historian

Rev. Dr. Ed Bonniwill, Chaplin


If you would like to contact the closest SAR Chapter, do the following:

  1. Find your location on the map or in the list and note the closest Chapter. 

  2. Contact them by clicking HERE.

Chapter Locations


Allen ..................

Ashtabula ........

Athens ..............

Belmont ............

Clark ..................



Fayette ..............

Franklin ............

Hamilton ..........

Lake ...................

Licking ..............

Lucas .................
Mahoning ........
Montgomery ..
Muskingum ....
Pickaway ..........
Richland ...........
Stark ..................
Summit .............
Warren ..............
Washington .....
Williams ............
















.... Centennial

.... Northeastern Ohio

.... Lt. Col. George Ewing

.... Ebenezer Zane

.... George Rogers Clark

.... Western Reserve Society *

.... Firelands Bicentennial

.... Arthur St. Clair

.... Benjamin Franklin

.... Cincinnati

.... Samuel Huntington

.... Hocking Valley

.... John Hancock
.... Mahoning Valley
.... Richard Montgomery
.... Rufus Putnam
.... Camp Charlotte
.... Constitution
.... John Stark
.... Lafayette
.... Highlanders
.... Marietta
.... Northwest Territory

* The Western Reserve Society SAR, founded May 5, 1892, is the largest and oldest local chapter of the National Society Sons of the American Revolution.


Samuel Hubbard Scott (Hub Scott) Laureate

Established by the Ohio Society in 1979 the Samuel Hubbard Scott Laureate is the highest personal recognition bestowed by the Ohio Sons of the American Revolution. Presented at the Ohio Society's Annual Meeting in the second quarter of the calendar year, the award is presented to the Ohio Society Member who has worked continuously to promote the Ohio Society and its mission of historic, educational and patriotic recognition of the American Revolution. The recipient is chosen by all living Laureates who review the service of selected nominees.

Ted M. Minier

Samuel Hubbard Scott Laureate 


The Laureate medal is gold-covered with a dark blue border and lighter blue center with sixteen stars arranged to form a larger seventeen star, which commemorates Ohio as the seventeenth state of the United States and the first state of the Northwest Territory. Around the dark blue border is lettered "Ohio Society - Sons of the American Revolution - Samuel Hubbard Scott Laureate." On the reverse, the recipient's name and year of presentation are engraved. The medal is suspended from a red and white neck ribbon representing the colors of Washington's personal lifeguard. It can be worn in tandem with the officer's neck ribbon.

The recipient's name is engraved on a nameplate which is added to a traveling plaque displaying the medal and the names of all the Laureates.

The most recent recipient of the award is the chairman of the committee to select the new awardee. All other living recipients are automatically members of the selection committee.

The award is named for Samuel Hubbard Scott of Toledo, Ohio who exemplified the qualities of an outstanding compatriot - service, leadership, and dedication. He was a World War I Veteran. He became a member of the SAR in 1948 and was soon elected President of the Anthony Wayne Chapter. In 1958 he was recognized as National Society Minuteman. Scott was a member of the American Legion and was known for his patriotic flag displays known as the Mile of Flags. He was never married. When he died in 1977 at age 86, his flag collection was passed to the Ohio Society to display and to educate the public.


OHSSAR Patriot Grave Registry

Update September 2019


Revolutionary War Patriots Buried in Ohio

The records contained in this Roster began with those presented to the State of Ohio in 1929 by the Daughters of the American Revolution and by the WPA "as a tribute of respect to the hardy pioneers who transplanted to the State the noble ideals for which they fought from 1775 to 1783, and who now sleep the last sleep beneath its soil."  The records were amended by other sources described in the bibliography at the end of the Roster and by data posted on the National Society of Sons of the American Revolution, Patriot  Grave Index website.

Attached is the update file containing several thousand Revolutionary War Patriots buried in Ohio,  This updated file has increased the listing to 1,688 pages. There are several additional counties listed and about 1,500 new Patriots.  Watch for the update - there are about 1,000 more to add!

Click HERE to access the

September 2019 

OHSSAR Patriot Grave Registry

We continued reconciliation of this information with additional personal data, re-verification of each patriot's burial site and the GPS coordinates of the County (to three decimal places., Township (four decimal places), location of the cemetery (4-5 decimal places), and the location of the gravesite (five or more decimal places).

Amendments will continue as research identifies other Patriot Ancestors buried in Ohio or additional details of existing individuals are confirmed.  We encourage additional input, which may be made through the Ohio Society SAR Graves Committee.  The Chairman can be contacted by clicking HERE.

Subsequent additions were made to the data research performed by various Chapters of the Ohio SAR utilizing references listed in the bibliography at the end of the roster. Counties completed to date are Hamilton, Warren, Claremont, and Licking.  Those entries may be identified by longitude/latitude as listed in the header.

Michael B. Gunn, OHSSAR Patriot Graves Committee

Disclaimer:  The information contained in these records is for informational and research use only.  It cannot be used as proof of lineage or service.  Current and potential members wishing to submit a new or supplemental application must find and submit the genealogical and service proofs required to support their applications including, but not limited to, SAR-approved record copies of an existing application.


Color Guard

The OHSSAR Color Guard is busy. Whether it is a parade, a historic event, honoring new citizens, or working with youth you'll find us there.

OHSSAR Color Guard Awards

SAR Colorguardsman eMagazine

The National SAR Color Guard Committee publishes the SAR Colorguardsman magazine on a quarterly basis. It contains articles of interest to the Color Guard and includes some of the following topics:

  • Uniforms (History, Replicas and reproductions, etc.)

  • “How To” Articles (Establishing a color guard, Drill manuals, Handling weapons, etc.)

  • Events (Expectations, Photos and articles of participation, etc.)

  • Announcements (Upcoming events, etc.)

Access it HERE


Fort Laurens

Fort Laurens, located in Bolivar Ohio, is the only American Revolution-period fort in Ohio. Active for just nine months, from December 1778 to August 1779, it was built to defend the local area and provide support to attack the British at Fort Detroit. Each year, in July, the NSSAR holds a commemorative ceremony there to honor the 21 soldiers who died while defending the fort.

The fort has special significance for the OHSSAR, so much so that an image of the fort is central to our State Society emblem.

To learn more about the fort and its history, click HERE

OHSSAR  has created an endowment fund to help sustain our youth programs.  It is used in The OHSSAR Youth Programs Fund, The OHSSAR D.G. High Oration Fund, and the OHSSAR Permanent Fund.

If you are interested in contributing to this fund click here           to download the form.

Tax Deduction: The Ohio Society SAR is a tax-exempt, charitable organization, as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your contributions to the Ohio Society SAR may be deductible on your Federal and state tax returns. Please consult your tax attorney or accountant.

The following individuals have contributed to the fund and based on the level of giving have been awarded the following ranks.

* Generals of the Regiment

  • Dr. James D. River (1st Place Dr. James D. River Americanism Poster Endowment)

  • Paul M. Wilke (1st Place Paul M. Wilke Sgt. Moses Adams Brochure Endowment)

* Colonel

Col. Donald C. McGraw Jr.

Rev. James O. Fast

L. Steve Hinson

* Captain

Nancy Barlow

Ian M. Cunningham

Steven E. Frash

George A. Grossengbaugh

Fr. Michael Nimocks

William A. (Tony) Robinson

Paul D. Schenck

Shaun P. Smith

* General

Warren M. Alter
John H. (Jack) Bredenfoerder
Joseph W. Dooley
John H. Franklin
Karin Guzy
Turner L. Wilkerson III

* Sergeant

Troy Bailey

Kennneth G. Carpenter

Shawn A. Cox

Clayton L. Crandall

Gary L. Dunffield

Garrett W. Gleim

Michael B. Gunn

Bradley J. Jarard

Gilbert A Sanow II

George H. Stewart


Youth Programs

**(Coming soon)


OHSSAR Ladies Auxiliary 2018-2019

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Sons of the American Revolution was founded in California in 1984.  On October 6, 1989, the Ohio Ladies Auxiliary was chartered with 12 founding members.  In 2003 The National Ladies Auxiliary of the Sons of the American Revolution became a subordinate of the NSSAR with State organizations in California, Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Ohio, and a group of members at large who lived in States without a Ladies Auxiliary.

The purpose of the Ohio Auxiliary is to maintain an association of eligible ladies who are interested in the patriotic, historical, and educational objectives and purposes of the Ohio Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, to foster fellowship among relatives of SAR members, to be of help to NSSAR and its Societies and chapters when asked, and to help further the objectives and patriotic activities of the Society.

OHSSAR Ladies Auxiliary Leadership


Venie Hinson

Vice President

Shari Wilkerson


Christine Bailey


Betty Franklin

Auxiliary Objectives

Auxiliary Past Officers




Auxiliary History


Speakers Bureau

Do you need a speaker for one of your meetings or social events?

The Ohio Society of the Sons of the American Revolution is available to do just that.  We offer experienced speakers throughout Ohio who can meet your needs.  Many have uniforms of the period.

Subject matter includes historical, patriotic and educational events and persons that helped to shape our nation.  Examples include:

  • History of the Firelands

  • What Colonel Crawford Meant to Central Ohio

  • Ohio’s Only Revolutionary War Fort

  • Flags of the American Revolution

Contact us HERE to request our support. We look forward to working with you.