Any man of the age of 18 years, of good moral character and reputation, and a citizen of the United States, who is lineally
descended, in the male line of either parent, from an ancestor who settled in any of the colonies now included in the
United States of America prior to May 13, 1657; and one or all of whose intermediate ancestors in the same line, who lived
in the period of the American Revolution, from 1775 to 1783, adhered as patriots to the cause of the colonies,
shall be eligible for membership in the Order. Members are called Associates.