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The Adam Thoroughgood House was built around 1680 by one of Thoroughgood’s descendents

Owned by the City of Virginia  Beach.


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Adam Thoroughgood Chapter


Virginia Beach, Virginia

Organized 5 May 1956

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 The Adam Thoroughgood Chapter

  Organized by Jeanette McLeod Browne and twelve other women, the Adam Thoroughgood Chapter held its first meeting on May 5, 1956.  Originally calling  Churchland, VA its home of origin, it later expanded to include members from Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and other surrounding areas in Virginia.


   The Adam Thoroughgood Chapter was named for one of Virginia Beach’s first settlers, Adam Thoroughgood.   Thoroughgood arrived in the New World in the 1620s as an indentured servant.  After serving his indenture, he was granted more than 5,000 acres of land from the king.  On this land was built one of the most important structures in America.  Thought to be one of  the oldest brick houses in America, it still stands next to the Lynnhaven River, named for Thoroughgood’s ancestral home in King’s Lynn, England.   


   We invite you to use the links to the left to learn more about our chapter and the DAR. Our chapter Regent, Donna Hoberg, would be happy to answer any questions you may have about our chapter and upcoming meetings! You may e-mail her at She would love to hear from you!!


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Last updated on September 2, 2017


The Daughters of the American Revolution

   Do you have a Revolutionary patriot in your family tree?   Over two hundred years ago, American Patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes for the freedoms we enjoy today. Your membership in DAR would honor and preserve the legacy of your Patriot ancestor.

   Founded in 1890, the DAR is a genealogical society with 170,000 members in 3,000 chapters. Committed to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education, DAR is a dynamic service organization for women over the age of 18. Click here for detailed information on DAR membership

  We would be happy to assist you in becoming a member.  Please contact our registrar, Mrs. Florence Reese.

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