The Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), the largest male lineage organiation in the US, consists of 50 societies with more than 500 local chapters, several international societies and over 34,000 members. SAR is dedicated to assisting our members, schools, teachers, and the general publis in their efforts to sustain and preerve our history and Constitutional principles.

The Robert Forsyth Chapter is located in Cumming, Georgia and is named for the first US Marshal in Georgia.

Robert Forsyth was the first Federal law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty. Captain of Light Dragoons in Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee’s cavalry duing the Revolutionary War, Forsyth had been appointed the first marshal for the District of Georgia by President Washington in 1789. Forsyth also served as justice of the peace and as a trustee of the Richmond Academy. On January 11, 1794, Forsyth was shot and killed by Beverly Allen while attempting to serve civil court papers. Allen was arrested and escaped twice, finally fleeing to Kentucky. Robert Forsyth, father of Georgia Governor, John Forsyth, is buried in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

Our Chapter ByLaws and Constitution may be found here.