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
Janice Webb, Parliamentarian

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

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).


Captain Charles Barham Chapter dedicated a marker on the Brandon-Sykes Historical Museum at 178 Cedar Street in Dover, TN, on Saturday, September 27th at 10:30 a.m.   Pictured above in front of the marker are State and Chapter Treasurer Geraldine Sykes, State President Linda Harris, Hon. State President and Chapter First Vice President Pat Boals, Hon. State President and Chapter Chaplain Beverly Wood, and Hon. State President and Clarendon Chapter Second Vice President Aline Roberts.  More pictures from the marking are at bottom of page; scroll down or click here.

Above is the temporary marker that was placed on the house during the ceremony.  The permanent marker is on order and will be installed as soon as it arrives here.

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 6, 2015, Chattanooga, TN

   National Conference:
   April 8-11, 2015, Mayflower Hotel,
   Washington, D.C.

    Tennessee Summer Board of

    August, 2015, Preston Hotel,
    Nashville, TN

A $250 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 by April 7, 2015.


Chapter members Pat Boals, Geraldine Sykes, and Mary Ann Claxton represented Capt. Charles Barham Chapter at the Summer Board of Management meeting in Nashville on 22 AUG 2014.  For more pictures from that meeting, click here.
Eleven members and one prospective member were present for the meeting 17 SEP 2014
     Following our ritual, the minutes and treasurer's report were read and approved. 
     In chapter business, we voted to keep our donations to the National Society the same but add an extra amount to give to the 100th anniversary celebration.  We also voted to increase the scholarship to $500, noting that costs for students have soared.
    Registrar Stephanie Tayloe reported that Susan Pemberton is working on her papers now.
This was our annual auction to raise money for our chapter scholarship.  Everyone was generous making it one of the most successful auctions we've had!
     See below for pictures from the meeting.

Above, National Defense Chairman Geraldine Sykes gave a brief but thought-provoking message on the familiar phrase, "United we stand, divided we fall" which has a lengthy history, but is most remembered in American history as being uttered by Patrick Henry in his last public speech given in March, 1799; he collapsed after giving the speech and died two months later.  It is critical for us today to remember this phrase as so often we appear to those in other countries to be divided in our support of national policies.  What was true in Patrick Henry's day is no less so today.
MEETING -  17 SEP 2014

Auction Items filled three tables to overflowing!


A report by Beverly Wood, Chairman of Marking and Preservation of Historic Sites, on progress toward marking the Lylewood Inn Bed and Breakfast in Indian Mound in Stewart County noted that everything is in place we just need to secure the last of the funding.   For more information and a complete history of the building click on the house.
(Thanks to Linda Harris for these pictures!)

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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, 2014 State Conference:
For giving a chapter scholarship
Veterans - Largest amount of cancelled stamps
Preservation of Graves - 104 hours
Maintaining a Chapter website

Follow up for prospective members

Tie - Most New Members - 2


 Most Members - 36

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