Our History

Agnes Hill Chapter, NSDAR, officially organized in April 2021 in Phillipsburg, Missouri. The chapter is named for Agnes Hill Harrington, mother of Patriots and harborer of regulators.

Organizing Meeting March 2021

Organizing Meeting March 2021

Agnes Hill was born in 1729 in Virginia. Around 1750, Agnes married Charles Harrington, and from this union, they had several children. In 1771, Charles fought in the Battle of Alamance on the side of the British. He died sometime later from the wounds he suffered in the battle and his family turned against the Crown. In 1773, Agnes was indicted for harboring a regulator. At the time, the term “regulator” referred to citizens who took up arms against colonial officials, whom they viewed as corrupt.

At least four of Agnes’s sons were Patriots who furthered the cause of American independence during the American Revolutionary War. These sons include Sion, Philemon, Whitmel, and Drury Harrington. She is mentioned in several books for having given birth to Patriots and for standing up to the British, even as a widow.