Colonel David Hall Chapter DAR
                                                Lewes , Delaware            

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History of Colonel David Hall Chapter

The chapter honors Colonel David Hall, who was born in Lewes, Delaware, in 1752.  He commanded the celebrated "Delaware Line" during the American Revolution.  He was noted for feats of bravery and strength, and was called "the Indian Fighter."  Colonel Hall was active in government in Sussex County and later served as Governor of the state from 1802 to 1805.

The Colonel David Hall Chapter was organized in Lewes, Delaware on September 29, 1951, by the organizing regent, Mrs. Franklin C. Maull, and Mrs. Edwin F. Seimes, adviser.  This was the last chapter organized in the state of Delaware. 

In 1963, this chapter purchased a home that was built prior to the American Revolution.  The home (estimated construction date 1739) was purchased from Vincent White, owner of the White Packaging Company.

The David Marshall Maull family was the last family to live in the house. This is where the name the Maull House originated.   Our members happily took on the daunting task of restoring the home to the original appearance.  This house is now furnished with antiques.   Also, we are very fortunate to have obtained china that belonged to Colonel David Hall; it now graces our dining room.

 In 1881, an additional wing was built onto the house.  The Maull house is included on the National Register of Historic Places.

We are proud to say that Mrs. Edwin F. Seimes served as State Regent from 1956-1959 and was later President General of the National Society from 1968-1971.

She is the only Delawarean to hold that office.


Colonel David Hall is buried in Lewes Presbyterian Church in Lewes, Delaware

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This website was last updated 05/01/2014



Colonel David Hall Chapter - Lewes, DE

Meetings are held on the second Saturday of the month in September, October, November, January, March, April, and May.

The Maull House is open for The Lewes Historic Society Christmas Tours on the first Saturday of December.