This annual occasion was hosted by the Lumberton Colonel Thomas Robeson Chapter of the DAR of which McNeill is an active member.
The meeting was attended by eight State officers and two District officers, as well as many chapter officers and members.
McNeill, 102, a native of Red Springs and the widow of Warren Carson McNeill, received the 75-year membership certificate from DAR State Regent Sue Anderson.
The award is an infrequently-attained level of membership and the highest membership award the DAR currently presents to a member.
McNeill’s application papers for membership in the DAR were approved by the National Board on June 14, 1935.
McNeill is descended from Dr. George Glasscock who was born in Virginia in 1740 and died in Carthage, NC, in 1787.
Dr. Glasscock was the grandson of Esther Ball, the sister of Mary Ball, the mother of George Washington.
Glasscock was a physician in Moore County where he furthered the cause of the American Revolution by providing professional services, medicine, and other supplies to members of the Continental Army.