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  Joy Bland, President

  Pat Boals, First Vice President
  Mary Ann Claxton, Second Vice Pres.
  Beverly Wood, Chaplain
  Suzanne Richter, Recording Secretary
  Vicky Henry, Corresponding Secretary
  Geraldine Sykes, Treasurer
  Stephanie Tayloe, Registrar
  Berdie Maie Foy, Historian
  Stephanie Tayloe, Librarian

Pictures of the marking of the Henry County Courthouse, July 21, 2012

Pictures of the marking of the Brandon-Sykes House, Dover, TN, Sept. 27, 2014

Pictures of the marking of the Mandle Harding House, Oct. 10, 2015

The Chapter will be conducting a marking ceremony at the Lylewood Inn Bed and Breakfast south of Indian Mound in Stewart County on May 14, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.  Directions and maps can be found at this link.  A history of the house is posted at this link.


Above, Chapter Second Vice President Mary Ann Claxton (center) receives the State Dame of the Year award from Chapter President Joy Bland (at right) with State President Lynda Logan at left.  The chapter brought away 20 awards (well deserved!!) from the conference.  For more pictures from the conference, click here.  (This link goes to the state website; you will need to click your back button to get back to this page)

Below, members and guests present for the Feb. 17, 2016 meeting at Tom's PIzza and Steak House in Paris, TN.
For more on the meeting, click here.

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Eight members and two prospective members were present for the December Tea held in conjunction with local chapters of DAR, UDC, and DAC.  The tea was held at the Paris - Henry County Heritage Center in Paris during their annual Festival of Trees.  Beautifully decorated trees were on display around the building along with other Christmas decorations.  A variety of delicious refreshments were brought by chapter members and several people from the community also came.  All were pleasantly entertained by Cash Caldwell who played his guitar and sang a variety of songs from Christmas to blues.  For more pictures, click this link.

October 10th was a perfect day for marking an historic site and the marking of the Mandle Harding House in Paris was an impressive ceremony for a home with an impressive history; click here to see the inside of the program which has the history of the house.

Above:  Hon. President General Mary Johnston (center left) and State President Lynda Logan (center right) join chapter members for a picture in front of the marker.  To see more pictures from the marking, click here (goes to state website; need to click back button to come back to this page).

And don't forget our June meeting will be the 15th at Tom's Pizza and Steak House on highway 79 east of Paris.

Regular meetings at Tom's Pizza & Steak House, Paris, Tennessee, 11:00 a.m on 3rd Wednesday of:
   June (installation of officers)
   September (annual auction fundraiser)

   Tennessee State Conference:
   March 7, 2017, Doubletree Hotel,
   Murfreesboro, TN

   National Conference:
   April 7-9, 2016, Mayflower Hotel,
   Washington, D.C.

    Tennessee Summer Board of

    August 12, 2016, Doubletree Hotel,
    Murfreesboro, TN

A $500 scholarship from our chapter is available to members or descendants of members to help with costs of college education.  Click here to download the application and click here to download the financial needs form.  Applications should be turned in to Recording Secretary Suzanne Richter.

I have been frustrated recently in trying to find free pedigree chart forms which could be filled out online and then saved to my computer.  Sites let you fill out the form, but, though you can print it out, you can't save it, or they want money to let you save it.  So I have created a 5 generation pedigree chart form in MS Word which you can download from this site, save to your computer, and use as many times as you want to.  Blanks are provided in the form where you can type in the information - just like on other online forms - but you can save this to your computer, and even print out a blank form if you need to.  This is the link to the form.  If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me (see Chapter Web Design link below).
     Below Pat Boals talks with Stephanie Tayloe and prospective members Susan Gould and Susan Pemberton while Beverly Wood, Janice Webb and Geraldine Sykes get ready to order their lunch. 
Below left, President Joy Bland looks over her notes before the meeting.  At left are two family Bibles that she brought as part of the very interesting and informative program she presented on the Famly Bible.  At right, Frances Spillman holds her family Bible for us to see the handwritten notes which provided her with documentation of some of her ancestors.

Following our ritual, business at the meeting included a report on the marking of Riverside Farm (Lylewood Inn) in Stewart Co.  The date of May 14 was set and plans are moving forward to get invitations and programs printed.  Also Registrar Stephanie Tayloe reported that she is expecting to hear any day now of the approval of Susan Gould's papers for membership and Susan Pemberton's papers are nearing completion for the initial submission.
Barbara Smotherman (left) shared information on her Family Bible during the program as did Frances Spillman at right (see picture above right).
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  National Society Colonial Dames XVII

  Tennessee Society Colonial Dames
  XVII Century

The Tennessee Dame

     The Captain Charles Barham Chapter was organized by Mrs. H. Ansil Boals on 8 December, 1979 at the Paris Elks Lodge in Paris, Tennessee.  Mrs. William Osceola Gordon, Tennessee State President, installed the new officers.
     Twenty-eight members signed the Charter at a meeting in the log cabin of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Laird, Paris, Tennessee, on 31 May 1980.
     The Chapter was named in honor of Captain Charles Barham, who emigrated from England in the 1600's to Surry County, Virginia, where his descendants lived for more than 300 years.  He served as Justice of the Peace, Sheriff, Vestryman.  In 1680 he served as a military officer and furnished a horse in an expedition against the Indians.

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December Tea Pictures 2011

Congratulations Captain Charles Barham Chapter!!!  Recognitions and Awards, 2016 State Conference:
For giving a chapter scholarship
Library Committee - $100 donation
Electronic Imaging - $50.00 donation
Historical Marker Project - Placed 1
Outstanding Contribution to
     Gravestone Preservation Pogram
     and Projects
Outstanding Contribution to the
     National Defense Committee
Preservation of Graves - Replaced 9
     Stones and $1000 spent

Maintaining a Chapter website
Submitting Articles to all three issues
     of the Tennessee Dame
Appreciation for reporting to
     Pocahontas Projects and
     Scholarship Committee
Appreciation for Early Bird Reporting
     to State Chairman Pocohontas
     Projects and Scholarship

Donation to the National Society - $100
Donation to the Tennessee State Room - $150 (tie)
Number of Pictures in the Tennessee Dame
     newsletter - 14
Best Colonial Heritage Month Publicity from the
     Colonial Heritage, Research and Records

Society's Public Relations - Number of Pictures - 21
Society's Public Relations - Number of Square Inches


Veteran Hours Donated - 20 hours

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