Marianne Arnold Dakin of Newcomerstown was recently awarded membership in the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She is the daughter of the late Dale Arnold and Martha Phillips Arnold, and is descended through her mother's maternal line. Marianne's ancestor, Jonathan Hopkinson, served loyally as a continental soldier from the state of New Hampshire.

Marianne and her husband, Harley, are active in genealogy research and has membership in many genealogical and historical organizations.

The DAR organization was founded in 1890 with the simple mission of promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism.