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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

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).

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.

State President Lynda Logan visited our chapter June 17, 2015 and spoke to the group about her projects for her term, particularly a book of state members and their ancestors which is going to be compiled and printed.  Above, Lynda (at far left) installs new officers for the 2015-2017 term.  Officers pictured left to right are:
Joy Bland President, Pat Boals First Vice President, Mary Ann Claxton Second Vice President, Beverly Wood Chaplain, Suzanne Richter Secretary, Geraldine Sykes Treasurer and Stephanie Tayloe Librarian.  Not pictured were Corresponding Secretary Vicky Henry and Historian Berdie Maie Foy.

Below, Chapter President Joy Bland presents State President Lynda Logan with a "Paris Basket" - filled with products that come from the Paris-Henry County area.

At left, Chapter Scholarship Committee Chairman Suzanne Richter presents Cody James Hunter with the 2015 Chapter Scholarship.  Cody placed 12th in his class at HCHS with a 4.0 average.  He has been involved in many school activities including playing on the high school football team during which time the team won the state championship two times.  He has many hours of community service and is currently working at Dinkins Mobile Homes.  He will attend UT Knoxville and plans to be a civil engineer.

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.


First Vice President Pat Boals presented a short program detailing the history of our chapter which was organized on 8 DEC 1979 and chartered 31 May 1980.  She shared articles and pictures of the first meeting (see pictures lower on this page).  Above is a picture of the cake brought by President Joy Bland; at the top of the cake is the picture taken at the 30th birthday meeting taken from the picture below.

Pat noted that between 1999 and 2013 our chapter had the most Dames of the Year for the state.  She also noted that our chapter has marked 16 historic sites and 3 graves which is more than any other chapter in the state.
Business included a report from Marking Chairman Beverly Wood who proposed the marking of Ray and Noragene Harding's house on Walnut St. in Paris.   The chapter approved this so plans could go ahead to get it scheduled before prices on the plaques go up in July.  President Joy Bland presented the name of a prospective member, Susan Ellen Demerest Goud, who was unanimously approved for membership following approval of her application.
State President Lynda Logan addresses the members, telling of her plans for her administration, including publishing a book of Tennessee members' ancestors.

Charter members of the Capt. Charles Barham Chapter meet on May 31, 1980
SUMMER BOARD OF MANAGEMENT (continued from top of page)
     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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