This is an exciting time as we establish a new lineage society honoring families of antebellum Missouri on the dawn of Missouri's bicentennial statehood celebration, August 10, 2021.
Careful attention has been given to the date chosen for membership. You will notice that it falls 40 years after the date of formal statehood and on the date of the battle of Wilson's Creek. The Civil War was a seminal event in the lives of Missourians and would redefine Missouri. The state was in a period of agrarian settlement prior to the Civil War and transitioned into a growing society of business and commerce thereafter.
Missouri is the final resting place for over 700 Revolutionary War patriots and it is our reverence for them and their descendants that brings us to form this society. We want to celebrate their lives and their legacy of patriotic service to Missouri.
I hope you will take a minute to learn more about our society here, and download an application at this link.
I look forward to receiving your application and joining with you to honor those early founding families of antebellum Missouri.
Yours in patriotic service,
J. Howard Fisk