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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

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).

Below, members and guest present for the Sept. 16, 2015 meeting at Tom's PIzza and Steak House in Paris, TN.


It was a very busy meeting, beginning with our annual auction to raise money for our scholarship.  The business meeting included a report on the Summer Board meeting (see below), discussion about donations to National projects, discussion about our support of  the Angel Tree project at the Veterans' Home in Humboldt, and a report on the marking of the Mandle/Harding home here in Paris.  Marking Chairman Beverly Wood reported that the marking of Ray and Noragene Harding's house would be at 2:00 on Oct. 10.  The program has been designed and will go to the printer's this week.  The plaque is already here and is really beautiful.   Following the business meeting, a program on cemetery preservation was presented by Chapter and State Technology Chairman Mary Ann Claxton.  For more pictures and information on the meeting click here.  In conjunction with the program, Mary Ann brought three books which are to be donated to the library and archives; these books contain indispensable information for anyone planning to do any work in a cemetery. 

New National Genealogist Hired

The following message from our President General is good news for all chapters:
It is with pleasure [that I] announce that Jennifer K. Inskeep will be joining our staff as Genealogist on September 14, 2015. Jenny holds a Master of Library Science degree from Catholic University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kentucky. She formerly was on staff at DAR and serves as a DAR Volunteer Genealogist and the Virginia DAR State Lineage Research Chairman. In addition, she has received awards from DAR for her volunteer work in genealogy research and the Fairfax, Virginia County Public Library and Board of Trustees for her volunteer contributions to the library system. She holds a professional librarian license from the Commonwealth of Virginia and is fluent in reading Spanish and novice in speaking Spanish. Jenny will be in the office on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. She will begin working through the backlog of applications and processing them as quickly as possible. Please remind chapter and state registrars that she is starting with the backlog of applications that was left when the former staff genealogist departed plus those applications that have come in since that time. Please join me in welcoming Jenny to our staff.

Libby McAteer
Elizabeth Snuggs McAteer, President General
National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century

Above, Chapter First Vice President Pat Boals (left) and chapter Second Vice President Mary Ann Claxton (right) with State President Lynda Logan at the Summer Board of Management meeting.  For more on the meeting, see below.

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 3, 2016, Doubletree Hotel,
   Murfreesboro, TN

   National Conference:
   April 6-9, 2016, Mayflower Hotel,
   Washington, D.C.

    Tennessee Summer Board of

    August 6, 2016, Middle 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).
     Business at the Summer Board included a change to the standing rule concerning Dame of the Year.  The change was to make her selection based on contributions to Colonial Dames XVIIC and not from other societies.  In addition, the committee to choose the Dame of the Year will consist of 3 members, one from each of the state's three grand divisions.
     In other business it was decided that the Treasurer would look into getting a debit or credit card for the society since many hotels now do not like to take checks.
     In addition, Jennie Jo Hardison was confirmed as state Historian following the resignaton of Hope Cook.  Also, Benita Brown was confirmed as Parliamentarian.
     Everyone was invited to the marking of Denmark Church in Madison County on Sept. 12.
     President Logan announced that the TN State Conference would be at the Doubletree Hotel in Murfreesboro on Saturday, March 5, 2016.

     Pictured at right are officers who were sitting at the head tables:  Top l to r: 
Rec. Secretary Sue Thompson, Organizing Secretary Janie Haynes, Registrar Phyllis Little, and Treasurer Geraldine Sykes; Bottom R to L:  State President Lynda Logan, Hon. President General Mary Johnston, State Second Vice President Cindy Waters, and Hon. State President and acting Chaplain Charlotte Miller.

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  National Society Colonial Dames XVII

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  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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