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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
Janice Webb, Parliamentarian

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

Pictures of the marking of the Brandon Sykes "Showboat" House and Museum in Dover, TN

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).

Winter Storm Thor blanketed Henry County on March 4-5 with as much as a foot of snow and ice, and most of the rest of the state had ice with some snow, though not as much, and none in Chattanooga where the State Conference was held at the Chattanooga Choo Choo.  But the ice made driving hazardous and those who had not left for Chattanooga prior to the storm could not get there in time for Friday's State Conference.  In the absence of State President Linda Harris, State First Vice President Lynda Logan presided.  Special guest was First Vice President General and North Carolina State President Libby McAteer who installed the new officers for 2015-2017. 

Pictured above are new officers:
Front row L to R:  First Vice President Cindy Waters, President Lynda Logan,
First Vice President General and North Carolina State President Libby McAteer
Back row L to R:  Hon. State President LaVonne Jolley, Librarian Mary Nell Clevenger, Chaplain, Shirley Hall, Recording Secretary Sue Thompson, Corresponding Secretary Mary Ann Claxton, Hon. State President Aline Roberts and Hon. State President Charlotte Miller.
Not pictured due to Winter Storm Thor are:  First Vice President Pat Boals, Organizing Secretary Janie Haynes, Treasurer Geraldine Sykes, Registrar Phyllis Little, Historian Hope Cook, and Parliamentarian Benita Brown.

One important item of business was to change the bylaw concerning the State Conference to read, in part, "The location of the State Conference shall be held in the middle of the state in the month of March,  unless otherwise ordered by the Executive Board."  This was done because it is becoming very expensive for people to travel from one side of the state to the other and so the only State Conferences which are well attended are the ones in the middle of the state.  Hosting of the conference will continue to rotate by sections of the state, east, middle, and west with chapters in the host section being responsible for conference implementation.

application and financial needs form for the 2015 chapter scholarship have been posted.  Click on the links below right to bring up the Word documents.  These are also available at the guidance office at Henry County High School.

Snow and ice blanketed the county and most of the state late Sunday night and Monday.  Roads and city streets are still covered and travel is being discouraged.  Business which needed to be done at the meeting was conducted via e-mail as there was no other time to meet before state conference in March.  Election of officers was the main order of business.  The nominating committee recommended keeping the officers as they were the past term and this was approved (electronically) by the membership.  Officers will be installed at the June meeting.


Prospective member Julie Wilson examines objects in a display case which is part of the traveling unit from the Tennessee State Library and Archives which is currently on display at the Paris Henry County Heritage Center.  The display will be at the Heritage Center through March 28 and is well worth the visit.  Click here to see more pictures from today's reception.

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 5, 2016, Middle 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 Second Vice President Mary Ann Claxton represented Capt. Charles Barham Chapter at the State Conference in Chattanooga on 6 MAR 2015.   Pictured above is Mary Ann with First Vice President General and North Carolina State President Libby McAteer and TN State First Vice President Lynda Logan who presided at the meeting in the absence of President Linda Harris (another weather casualty).

Chapter Second Vice President Mary Ann Claxton was elected State Corresponding Secretary.  Below she listens as National First Vice President Libby McAteer reads her charge.  Hon. State President Charlotte Miller (at right) holds a yellow rose which was presented to Mary Ann on acceptance of her charge.


Capt. Charles Barham Chapter received the second most awards of any chapter with12 awards presented.  Above chapter Second Vice President Mary Ann Claxton (left) receives the chapter's awards from Carolyn Martin, state chairman Awards, Gifts, and Special Activities.  See list of awards below.

  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, 2015 State Conference:
Outstanding contribution to the State
     Society for chapter newsletter

Program - Defense Secretary Chuck
     Hagel on
Failing to Fund Military
For 1000 Genealogical pages for
     Archival  Preservation

Program on Miss Mary Florence
     Taney and history of CDXVII
For marking Historic Brandon-Sykes Showboat
     House and W. D. Sykes Memorial   Museum

For placing 1 historical marker
For National Defense program - visiting Ft. Campbell,

For program on terrorism - protecting your personal

For participation State Scrap Book

For certificates awarded - 12
2nd place tie - donations to national
      funds - $300.00

2nd place most Veteran Dollar Value
      donated - $533

2nd place - most money donated to
      100th anniversary fund - $100


 For Veterans hours donated - 3rd
       place tie - 25 hours

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