National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters 1607-1861


Membership is available to men and women 18 years of age or older who are lineal descendants of a “planter” living on land today included in the 48 states of the continental United States between 1607- April 12, 1861.

A “planter” is a large farmer, one owning not less than 500 acres of land. A rancher would be included in this definition. The 500 acres or more, does not have to be in one plot or in contiguous plots or even in the same county or same state. The property of one spouse may be aggregated with the property of the other spouse even if legal title is vested in a trustee, but aggregation is permitted only where the applicant descends from both spouses.

Also eligible are collateral descendants of a “planter” brother or sister of the whole blood of a lineal ancestor, both residing on land in one of the 48 states of the continental United States between 1607 and April 12, 1861.

Membership is by invitation issued by the President General.

Inquiries are welcome.

* Please note that this society includes the COLONIAL and ANTEBELLUM time period.