John Mackintosh Bourne, son of Catherine Jane Mackintosh and Henry Thayer Bourne, is a life-long native of Ohio. Except for his years in Philadelphia where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School, he has spent all his years in the Cleveland area. He and his wife Judy currently live in the city’s University Circle neighborhood surrounded by the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University and their Church. He is the father of four and grandfather of eight.
John’s first business career was in commercial banking, first as the youngest vice president of a bank which became part of the current Key Bank; and later as a vice president and lending department manager with Bank One, which became part of JP Morgan Chase. His second career was in commercial real estate. John is a senior Certified Commercial Investment Member of the National Association of Realtors and was Broker/Owner of statewide Bourne Commercial Realty before retiring in 2012.
He has served on numerous boards and committees and was an elected councilman for 13 years when he lived in a suburban Cleveland community. He is an ordained Elder of the Presbyterian Church, USA, and has served as Chairman of the Personnel, Budget and Finance Committees and as a Trustee of their Church.
John’s third career is hereditary societies. He is a member of more than three dozen societies, all focused from the Colonies and Revolutionary War back to the Royals. His first leadership position began in 2004 as Ohio Society Governor of The Order of the Founders and Patriots of America. He has continued as Ohio’s Governor ever since, except from 2008 to 2010 when he was national Governor General of Founders & Patriots and became a member of The National Gavel Society. Also in 2008, John served as President of the Western Reserve Society, the largest Sons of the American Revolution chapter nationwide with over 400 members. When SAR held its national Congress in Cleveland in 2009 John was awarded their Meritorious Service Award. John has also been actively involved with the National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims, both as Ohio Branch Governor continuously since 2008 and as national Captain General 2011 – 2013.
On the national level, John has been the Governor General to three additional societies: The Plymouth Hereditary Society 2012 – 2014; The National Society Sons of the American Colonists 2013 – 2015; and The Society of the Descendants of the Colonial Clergy 2014 – until 2017. He has also served as a national officer of the Order of the First Families of Maine, the Descendants of Cape Cod and the Islands, the Dutch Colonial Society and Presidential Families of America. In 2009, our late HSC Honorary Member, The Rev. Dr. Dixon A. Barr, swore John in as an Honorary Kentucky Colonel in Louisville in recognition of his support in preserving Colonial History. Last year the Order of Founders and Patriots presented him with their highest level of recognition allowed for a member, the Distinguished Service Award. While there was no Bourne family on the Mayflower, John is an approved descendant of ten of those passengers and if you have ever visited Cape Cod you probably travelled across the (his) Bourne Bridge to get there.
* National Gavel Society
* Clan Chatten Association, Inverness, Scotland
* Clan Mackintosh of North America
* Clan Chatten, U.S.A.
* Order of the Founders and Patriots of America (Honorary Governor General; former Ohio Society Governor)
* Plymouth Hereditary Society (Honorary Governor General)
* National Society of Sons of the American Colonists (Honorary Governor General)
* Society of the Descendants of the Colonial Clergy (Honorary Governor General)
* Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts
* Saint Andrew’s Society of the State of New York
* General Society Sons of the Revolution
* General Society of the War of 1812
* National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (WesternReserve Society, Cleveland, OH Chapter President)
* Order of Three Crusades 1096-1192
* General Society of Colonial Wars
* Order of Indian Wars of the United States
* Hereditary Order of Descendants of Colonial Governors
* General Society of Mayflower Descendants
* Pilgrim John Howland Society
* Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry
* National Society Americans of Royal Descent
* National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims (Captain General;Ohio Branch Governor)
* National Society of Old Plymouth Colony Descendants
* Jamestowne Society (Lake Erie Company Lt. Governor)
* Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the United States of America
* National Society Children of the American Colonists (Life Promoter)
* Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the United States of America
* Dutch Colonial Society
* Flagon and Trencher
* Hereditary Order Descendants of Loyalists & Patriots of the American Revolution
* Thomas Rogers Society
* Son of a Witch
* Elder William Brewster Society
* Pilgrim Hopkins Heritage Society
* National Society Sons of Colonial New England
* Order of Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company
* Hereditary Order of the First Families of Massachusetts
* Sons and Daughters of the Colonial and Antebellum Bench and Bar
* Presidential Families of America (Ohio Regent)
* Winthrop Society
* Order of the First Families of Maine
* Hereditary Order of the Families of Presidents and First Ladies of America
* Order of the Merovingian Dynasty
* Guild of Colonial Artisans and Tradesmen 1607-1783
* Order of First Families of Connecticut 1633-1662
* Order of the First Families of New Hampshire 1622-1680
* National Society of Saints and Sinners
* Order of Descendants of Justiciars
* Order of the Norman Conquest
* Descendants of Early Postmaster 1607-1900
* Descendants of Sheriffs & Constables of Colonial and Antebellum America
* Order of Founders of North America 1492-1692
* Descendants of Cape Cod and the Islands (Parliamentarian)
* Order of the Kings and Queens of the Holy Lands
* Order of Descendants of Native Americans and Friends
Mr. Bourne is a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. He is an Ordained Elder with the Presbyterian Church USA. He attends Church of the Covenant, Cleveland, and is a former Trustee and Chairman of Personnel, Budget and Finance Committees.
Additionally Mr. Bourne is a former Councilman of the Village of Kirtland Hills. He is also former Vice President and Trustee of the Boy Scouts of America, Northeast Ohio Chapter.
LTC Lawrence King Casey, Jr., AUS (Ret.), a native of Brookline, Massachusetts is the son of the late Lawrence King Casey and Alice Annette Boultbee from Maine. He grew up in Codman Square Dorchester, and Lexington, MA, graduating from Lexington High School. LTC Casey completed his undergraduate work at Bucknell University, where he received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. He later graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA).
At Bucknell University ROTC he was a Distinguished Military Graduate, the Commanding Officer Pershing Rifles Company M 5th Regiment, and a member of the sky diving team. He graduated from the Ordnance School, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD, and the Air Defense Guided Missile School, Redstone Arsenal, AL. He graduated from the US Army Command and General Staff College (USAR School Beaumont, TX).
Additionally, LTC Casey served on active duty as Commanding Officer 226th Ordnance Detachment (Guided Missile General Support-NIKE) Korea, and the Facility Commander Combined Field Maintenance Shop (NIKE) Lincoln, RI. His reserve duty included tours with CONARC, and TRADOC, at Fort Monroe, VA; and with DARCOM at Fort Eustis, VA.
LTC Casey is now retired after 42 years in process control, and project management with ExxonMobil Chemical Company (a heritage Mobil employee). He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas. He has resided in Beaumont Texas the past 49 years, and owns the Lucky Shamrock Ranch, Fredericksburg, Texas, where he raises Angus Cattle.
Mr. Casey is a member of St Paul’s –Algonquin Lodge in Braintree, MA. He is a Past Worshipful Master of Beaumont Lodge #286, Texas. In the York Rite he presided over Beaumont Chapter #188 Royal Arch Masons, Beaumont Council #126 Royal and Select Masters, Beaumont Commandery #38 Knight Templars, Southeast Texas York Rite College #90, and San Felipe Conclave Red Cross of Constantine. He served as District Deputy in the Grand Lodge, Grand Chapter, and Grand Council of Texas. He was honored with the Order of the Purple Cross, and the Knight York Cross of Honor. He is currently serving as Recorder of San Felipe Conclave, and Representative of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts near the Grand Lodge of Texas.
In the Scottish Rite he presided over San Felipe Lodge of Perfection, Galveston Chapter of Rose Croix, Galveston Council Knights Kadosh, and Galveston Consistory. He is a member of the Royal Order of Scotland. He received the 33rd Degree Inspector General Honorary, 19 Nov 1975.
He is an Amateur Member in the United Country Western Dance Council, winning two Pro-Am World Championships in Nashville with Shawna Dysart of Houston, and one in Sweden with Lisa McIntyre of Calgary. He won an Irish Championship with Susan Kirklin of Austin.
He is an Amateur Member of the National Dance Council of America and currently competing in International Latin Pro-Am with Milana Pliner of Houston. He has competed in New York, California, Nevada, Florida, and Texas, winning several Championships.
He also holds membership in the Ferrari Club of America (F-458 Spider and 612 Scaglietti), the Beaumont Country Club, the Country Music Association Nashville (Drummer), Ima Hogg Ceramic Circle Houston (past Treasurer)(expertise in English Wedgwood and Irish Belleek), the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels by Governor Paul E Patton, Honorary Admiral in the Texas Navy by Governor Rick Perry, Honorary Tennessean by Governor Bill Haslam, the Military Officer’s Association of America, and life membership in the New England Historic Genealogical Society.
Mr. Casey has been granted Irish arms by the Chief Herald of Ireland. The Arms are registered with the NEHGS Heraldry Committee and the Armorial Register #330.
During the petition process, the heraldic design was done by Micheal Comain, and the art by Philip Mackey, both of the Office of the Chief Herald of Ireland, Colette O' Flaherty.
The field of the shield is parted per fess embattled to reflect Lieutenant Commander Casey's military career. The single charge is a very exact reference to his name. Casey/O'Casey/Cathasaigh which derives from cathasach meaning "watchful".
The crane, in legend, stands holding a rock in one foot so that should he sleep the rock will fall and wake him. He is, then, the symbol of watchfulness and is known heraldically as a crane in his vigilance.
The armiger's eligibility to bear Irish arms is based on his dual Irish citizenship and lineal descent from his father Lawrence King Casey of Portland in the State of Maine (USA), the grandson of William Henry Casey of Cahirciveen in the county of Kerry, and his great-grandfather Daniel Casey (1833-1936) of Cahirciveen in the county of Kerry.
The crest is a distillatory - in everyday language, a still and alludes to the chemical engineering familiar in Ireland.
Above the shield is the motto Tairgeann Dua Sean Agus Fad Saoil (Hard work produces prosperity/blessing and a long life), and beneath the shield Tairgeann dua rath (Hard work produces good fortune). These mottoes are based on a statement by great grandfather Daniel Casey of Cahirciveen, who became at the time Irelands oldest farmer, and when asked what he contributed his longevity he replied "hard work in the open air".
The armiger possesses three badges, the first: Enfiling a sprig of laurel Proper an ancient crown Or represents the families of Lawrence/Laurence and King.
The surname Lawrence or Laurence derives from laurel, so the armiger chose sprig of laurel enfiled by (passing through) an ancient crown representing the name of King. A reminder of the armiger’s paternal great grandmother Anastasia Lawrence of county Kilkenny, and great grandfather Patrick King of county Clare.
Maurene Gayle Mast Coan is a native of Flossmoor, Illinois, and the daughter of Maurene June Frey and Casper Leo Mast, Jr. Gayle’s maternal grandfather was a 32nd degree Mason and also a Commander of the Englewood Commandery in Chicago. He became a dedicated genealogist in his fifties and gave the family the groundwork for not only joining genealogical organizations, but also the names for further research. Gayle is married to Thomas Donald Coan, Jr. They reside in Flossmoor, Illinois, in the home built by her parents.
Mrs. Coan attended the University of Colorado and graduated with a B. A. degree in Education. Returning to her childhood school, Gayle taught at the Flossmoor Junior High School. In addition to being the head of the math department, she completed many hours of advanced education. Since retiring from teaching, she continues to do data entry work for the district periodically throughout the year.
Gayle and Don enjoy many shared interests including travel, reading, gardening, and genealogical research.
Gayle is a member of Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in Flossmoor. She organized and heads a retirement group of teachers from her school district. She is a member of the Annual Illinois Heritage Weekend Planning Committee; a Chi Omega Sorority Alumni donor; Director’s Club member of the University of Colorado Alumni Group; a member of the Smithsonian Museum; a Founder Member and donor of the Williamsburg Foundation; a Historic Gettysburg-Adams’s County donor; a Civil War Preservation Trust donor; a National Trust donor for the preservation of historic sites, a USO donor; and a member of the Underhill Society.
Carla Lucille Whitehurst Odom, a native of Durham, North Carolina, is the daughter of the late Paul Donald and A. Lucille Martin Whitehurst. She was married to Charles Robert Odom on June 6,1964 at Grace Baptist Church, Durham. They have two daughters, Charlotte Martin Odom Lytle Perrin and Catherine Lynne Odom Quick, and three grandsons. Mrs. Odom was educated at Twadell School, Durham Schools and is a graduate of Campbell College. She is a Co-Trustee and General Partner for her extended family. She is a retired artist, business owner and consultant.
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Author James de Maris Birchfield dedicated his book, Some British Ancestors Of Capt. James Blount to Carla Lucille Whitehurst Odom whose adventures in medieval genealogy suggested his study.
Mrs. Odom is of the Baptist and Episcopal faith, and a former member of the vestry, choir, lector, co-leader of the Young Women's Association, and Sunday School teacher. The Odoms are members of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. She is also a former President of the Protestant Women of the Chapel at historic Mark Twain Village Chapel, Heidelberg, Germany. She served as guide of a ladies regional Christian bible study for many years. The Odoms were awarded the Family Life Award that designated them as Family of the Year. She is former President of the Byrd Family Association and former Vice President and Reception Coordinator of the Board of Directors of the Petersburg, Virginia Music Festival.
The Odoms established the Hereditary Society Community LTC Charles Robert Odom and Carla Whitehurst Odom Scholarship at the College of William and Mary. The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International named Carla Odom as a Paul Harris Fellow. She received the 2009 Special Award of the National Society Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America, and Chartering Award of the National Society Southern Dames of America. Three times she was named for the National Society Colonial Daughters of the Seventeenth Century President's Award of Excellence. Mrs. Odom also received the Gloriae Coronam cum Sceptro (Crown & Scepter) in recognition of her membership and outstanding support of numerous European royally-focused lineage societies. Recently, she received Order of Descendants of El Cid Distinguished Merit Award and the Hereditary Order of the Red Dragon Dual Birthright Award. She has served as a judge for the Texas Genealogical College.
Mrs. Odom served the American Red Cross as a volunteer in military hospitals and local blood drives, as an Advanced First Aid Instructor, and as Vice President of a local Waiting Wives Club. As a Troop Leader for Girls Scouts of the USA she coordinated or assisted Scout activities in six countries. She has served as a volunteer at Veteran Medical Centers in Virginia.
After living where duty called, the Odoms resided in Virginia 33 years before returning to Durham, North Carolina. She enjoys genealogy, and floral exhibiting. She is the former President of two garden clubs and a life member of the Garden Club of Virginia. She is Vice President of Swamp Fox Board of Directors and a founding member of the Book Club of Umstead Pines Club.
Her National Society Daughters of the American Colonists Virginia Society Regent’s project was the commission and gift of a pair of paintings by Jamestown artist Caroline Taylor. They are exhibited in the Visitors Center at Jamestown Island. To commemorate her service Virginia Daughters marked Meander Plantation at Locust Dale, Virginia. She restored an antique marble plaque as her gift to Mason’s Hall. The plaque had in the early 20thh century been dedicated in Richmond by Virginia United States Daughters of 1812 to the site that also served as a War of 1812 hospital. At the conclusion of Mrs. Odom’s term as Governor, the DC Society of Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars CSDIW marked the grave of Chief Pushmataha at the Congressional Cemetery. During her administration, the National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters project was the casting of an official die for bronze markers. She dedicated the first marker to Historic Stagville at Durham, NC. Mrs. Odom initiated and presented the first Presidential Families of America marker to President John Tyler's family at Sherwood Forest, near Charles City, Virginia, and a second marker to the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library And Museum at Staunton, Virginia.
Ross Gamble Perry, a native of Nashville, Tennessee is the son of John Edward and Sally Granger Perry. He is married to Diane Hanretty Perry, and has two daughters: Kathryn Patterson Perry and Sarah Ross Perry
Mr. Perry was graduated from the University of Virginia, with a B.A. Economics. He retired in 2013 from a 40-year career in banking; the last 30 years with SunTrust Bank in Richmond, VA and Washington, DC. Upon retirement, Mr. Perry was Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Private Wealth Management Division.
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Mr. Perry is a member of Christ Church Alexandria, Virginia. He served on the Lab School of Washington Board of Trustees from 1995-99 and the Virginia Opera Board of Directors from 1996-2008. Mr. Perry is a lifelong hunter and target shooter.
Cheryl Whitt Rios, native of Lincoln County, Kentucky, is the daughter of the late Howard Gene Whitt and Sarah Mullins Whitt Baker. She is married to Vincent Rios, retired Assistant Regional Administrator, Regions IX and X, U.S. Department of Labor and medically retired United States Marine (Vietnam veteran – two tours). She has one child -Christopher, four step-children – Mitchell Rios, Michelle Rios, Frances Rios, and Pete Rios. She and Vince share 7 grandchildren.
Cheryl completed an AA degree with highest honors at Skyline College, San Francisco, CA and earned her BA in psychology, graduating Summa cum laude, from San Francisco State University. She has lived in Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, California, Alaska and now resides in Texas, a state to which she has always come home between her jaunts to experience life in other states. She worked as a fingerprint specialist for the Fort Worth Police Department (TX), as a Project Coordinator, Justice Policy Institute, and owned a medical transcription service.
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Lynn Forney Young was born in Houston, Texas, the daughter of the late Byron Parish Forney and Patricia O’Tyson. She is married to Steve Young and they enjoy their two children, and three grandchildren.
She attended Stephen F. Austin State University and earned a B.S. from the University of Houston. She is currently a co-owner of the family cattle business, San Andres Cattle Co., LLC.
Highlights of her term as President General, NSDAR (2013-2016) included celebrating the 125th anniversary of the founding of NSDAR, the first DAR Day of Service and achieving the Guinness World RecordTM for patriotism during the 125th Continental Congress. Further, the generous support of members established a permanent endowment fund for the preservation, restoration and conservation of the historic DAR headquarters near the White House.
Mrs. Young is active in her church, currently serving as Chairman of the Board of Stewards.
She served as Chair of the Milam County Historical Commission for four years and serves on the Executive Board of the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association.
Mrs. Young also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Kate Duncan Smith DAR School.
Mrs. Young is one of sixteen private citizens appointed by the United States Congress to serve on the United States Semiquincentennial Commission (America 250). She serves on the executive board of America 250 and the America 250 Foundation. She also chairs the Governance Committee and serves on the Government Relations Committee. She is a frequent speaker on America 250.
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