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 members and two prospective members joined members of other lineage societies for our annual Christmas Tea.  We missed getting to see the beautiful decorations in member Stephanie Tayloe's home, but relocating the tea to the Henry County Heritage Center allowed us to enjoy the Festival of Trees which is on display at the Heritage Center.  More than 20 trees were on display as well as several displays, all sponsored by various groups and businesses in Henry County.  For pictures of some of the trees, click here.


Captain Charles Barham Chapter members, left to right:  seated, President Joy Bland and Registrar Stephanie Tayloe; standing, 2nd VP Mary Ann Claxton, Cemetery Preservation Chairman Frances Spillman, 1st VP Pat Boals, prospective member Susan Pemberton, member Val Routon, and Secretary Suzanne Richter.  See report and pictures below.

egular 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.
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 at left 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 view of the museum from the road.  At right 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.
Eight members and two prospective members were present for the meeting 19 NOV 2014
     Following our ritual, the minutes and treasurer's report were read and approved. 
     In chapter business,
    Registrar Stephanie Tayloe reported that Susan Pemberton is working on her papers.
     There was
some discussion about how many names we wanted to get from the Angel Tree at the West TN Veterans Home in Humboldt and it was decided that we would request 12 names and Pat and Suzanne took donations from those who would not be able to go out and shop.  Pat will request the names and should have them in the next week or so.
     Chapter members were requested to bring finger foods for the Christmas reception to be held at the Heritage Center on Dec. 13 at 2:00.  IMPORTANT:  Chapter members who plan to attend the reception need to be there for a picture at 2:30 in the foyer.  Christmas trees will be on display.
     Second Vice-President Mary Ann Claxton presented the program entitled Records Preservation:  Keeping Our Heritage for Future Generations.  NO TAPE!!! and NO STICKY NOTES!!! were among the surprise cautions Mary Ann presented.  She noted that anything which touches a document needs to be "archival safe" be it paper, folder, envelope, or storage box.   Plastic storage must NOT contain PVC - safe plastic storage includes polyester, polypropylene, and polyethylene.  Pictures should NOT touch the glass in a frame and crayon and chalk type pictures will not tolerate being put into plastic sleeves:  the static electricity will lift the color from the page.
     See below for pictures from the meeting.

Above, National Defense Chairman Geraldine Sykes gave a summary of remarks made by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagle when he visited Ft. Campbell and addressed the soldiers there.  She reported that he thanked the troops for making a “huge difference” in working to contain the spread of Ebola in West Africa, and characterized the deadly disease as being as serious a threat to the world as terrorism.
MEETING -  19 NOV 2014


In the absence of Preservation and Marking chairman Beverly Wood, Pat Boals reported that relative to the marking of Lylewood Inn Bed and Breakfast in Indian Mound in Stewart County, it has been decided to try local monument and sign vendors to see if it would be possible to get a marker at a lower price. Wording for the marker has been approved by National and everything is in place except securing the last of the funding.  Hopefully being able to find a better price will allow us to move forward with the funds that we currently have available.   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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