The Isaac Low Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas will host an informational workshop Feb. 21 so prospective members can learn about eligibility requirements. This workshop will also explain the membership application process to prospective members.
DRT Information Workshop
Sat., Feb. 21, 2015
Hurst Public Library
901 Precinct Line Road
Hurst, TX 76053
Library phone: (817) 788-7300
DRT Eligibility Requirements
Any woman having attained her 16th birthday is eligible for membership, provided she is personally acceptable to The DRT and is a lineal descendant of a man or woman who rendered loyal service for Texas prior to the consummation of the Annexation Agreement of the Republic of Texas with the United States of America on the nineteenth day of February, eighteen hundred forty-six (19 February 1846).
Proof submitted by an applicant shall include documentation on the applicant’s ancestor. Any date cited on the membership applications shall be documented. The applicant must furnish acceptable proof of her lineal descent from a man or woman who served in any of the following capacities:
1. As a colonist with Austin’s Old Three Hundred, or any colonies authorized under the Spanish or Mexican governments before the Texas Revolution or those authorized by the Congress of the Republic of Texas.
2. As an officer or private in the service of the Colonies or of the Republic of Texas.
3. As a loyal resident, male or female, regardless of age, who established residence in Texas prior to the nineteenth day of February, eighteen hundred forty-six (19 February 1846). (“Loyal” shall be interpreted to mean that he or she had not been proved disloyal. A loyal resident, regardless of age, gave the service of residing in Texas and aiding in its settlement. “Service” shall be interpreted to mean “resident” or “military.”)
4. As a recipient of a land grant authorized by the Provisional Government of the Republic of Texas. Those grants include “Toby Scrips;” head rights, first, second, third, and fourth class; preemption grants; land scrips; colony contracts; bounty certificates; and donation certificates.
For more information about DRT membership visit the state DRT website