The Frontier Patriots Chapter

Pennsylvania Society
       Sons of the American Revolution

   The Compatriot members of the Frontier Patriots Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society, SAR welcome you to this webpage.

   On Saturday, 25 August 2007, the name of the Blair County Chapter was officially changed to the Frontier Patriots Chapter by a majority vote of its Compatriot members.

   The Frontier Patriots Chapter is based in Blair County, Pennsylvania, but it's scope is much greater than simply the one, single county. The Frontier Patriots Chapter represents a substantial portion of the region that had been erected as Bedford County in the year 1771. The present-day counties of Bedford, Blair, Fulton and Huntingdon are included in the region encompassed by the Frontier Patriots Chapter. (The remainder of the region that was part of Old-Bedford County, which includes the present-day counties of Cambria and Somerset, is represented by the Somerset-Cambria Chapter.) And recently, the Clearfield Chapter was dissolved, and its members accepted into the Blair County (now Frontier Patriots) Chapter.

   The Frontier Patriots Chapter is comprised of SAR Compatriots from not only this south-central Pennsylvania region, but also from various points throughout Pennsylvania and the rest of the United States. The Chapter's membership currently stands at fifty-six.

   Membership in the Frontier Patriots Chapter is open to any eligible SAR applicant. We extend a special welcome to any prospective members who trace ancestry to this region of Old-Bedford County. If your American Revolutionary War ancestor was from this region, the information contained in these pages may be of particular interest to you.

   This site is presented by Larry D. Smith, the Frontier Patriots Chapter's President, Historian, Genealogist and Registrar (and Newsletter editor). You may contact him at:


   Note: On certain of the linked pages below, you might need to use your browser's 'back' button to return to this page.

  Meetings, Chapter News, &c.

  Frontier Patriots Chapter Newsletter

  History of the Chapter

  Chapter Officers

  Members' Patriot Ancestors

  Our Patriot's ~ Short Biographical Sketches

  Patriots Buried In Bedford

  A Brief History Of Events In Bedford County During The American Revolutionary War

  How To Join The Sons Of The American Revolution

  Rosters Of Patriots Of The American Revolutionary War From Bedford County    (Follow this link to determine if your ancestor served in any militia or Continental Line company raised in Bedford County.)

  A Museum Of Artifacts Of The American Revolutionary War

We descendants of the heroes of the American Revolution who, by their sacrifices established the United States of America, reaffirm our faith in the principles of liberty and our Constitutional Republic, and solemnly pledge ourselves to defend them against every foe.

                    Links of Interest



 The Mother Bedford website

The Mother Bedford website is devoted to the history of Old-Bedford County, and in particular the history of Bedford County during the American Revolutionary War period. Bedford County's involvement in the Patriot Cause is covered in great detail at this website.

 The Great Glades (previously Somerset-Cambria) Chapter, PASSAR Home Page

Somerset and Cambria Counties, Pennsylvania were part of Bedford County during the period of the American Revolutionary War.

 The National Society SAR website

The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution maintains this website, which is a must-see for anyone interested in joining the SAR.

 The Pennsylvania Society SAR website

The Pennsylvania Society has historically been a very active society in the SAR. This website will keep you informed of the current activities of this society while providing additional links to various of the state chapters' websites.

 The National Society DAR website

This is the website for the Daughters of the American Revolution, the sister society of the SAR.

Note: The NSSAR sunburst logo is used with permission of the National Society, Sons of the American Revolution. The PASSAR logo is used with permission of the Pennsylvania Society, Sons of the American Revolution.

Note: The majority of the text used throughout this website has been excerpted from the book, Mother Bedford And The American Revolutionary War, Published by the Closson Press and Copyright 1999 by Larry D. Smith. All rights reserved.