The Military Order of the Stars and Bars accepts collateral relationships for membership in the Order. Many are descended from an eligible ancestor, but are unaware of the tie. A database of the ancestries of five Confederate notables through their fourth great-grandparents has been developed to assist in the identifying of such ancestors. The notables are President Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, Nathan Bedford Forrest, and JEB Stuart. Interested applicants, or those seeking to add a “supplemental” ancestor to their membership, are invited to compare the eligible ancestors in the linked file with their own pedigrees. Where accepted relationships are identified, it will only be necessary to “prove” their tie to such an ancestor – not the complete details back to the “key” relative. Supplemental membership will be recorded for the applicant in the membership files and a separate certificate issued for a $20 payment. Please forward the supplemental application and your check for $20 to:
PO Box 1700
White House, TN 37188-1700
To begin your search, please click here, and then click on the initial letter of the surname of the individual you would like to research, e.g. “L” for “Lee,” which will be provided as a choice. From that point exploration of our WorldConnect online database should be self explanatory.