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The Honorable Richard Bender Abell (ne Richard Lon Welch) was born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Lon Edward Welch, Jr. and Charlotte Amelia Bender Welch Abell. He was married to Lucia del Carmen Lombana-Cadavid de Abell, daughter of Dr. Ezekiel Lombana-Duque and Maria de los Dolores Cadavid-Diaz of Medellin, Colombia. The Abells have three children: David Joseph Abell, Christian Aven Lombana Abell, and Rachel Mercedes Cadavid Abell. Judge Abell was a Peace Corps volunteer in Colombia, South America, 1967-1969. He served with the United States Army Infantry, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry, First Air Calvary Division in Vietnam, 1969-1971. Judge Abell was awarded the Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal for Heroism, Air Medal, and Combat Infantryman Badge. Judge Abell retired from military service for wounds received in combat.
Judge Abell attended The George Washington University where he was graduated with a B.A. in International Affairs, 1966. He completed his Juris Doctor at The George Washington University School of Law, 1974. Judge Abell was appointed by President Ronald Reagan and confirmed by the United States Senate as the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice, 1986-1990. He was also appointed by President Reagan to serve as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Prison Industries, Inc. 1985-1991; as a Commissioner, President's Commission on Agricultural Workers 1988-1993; and as a member of the President's Task Force on Adoption 1987-1988. His wife, Lucia, served in two presidential appointments. Judge Abell served in the Federal Judiciary, United States Court of Federal Claims, Washington, D.C., until his retirement in November, 2010. He resided in Alexandria, Virginia.
Judge Abell was a member of numerous veteran’s groups, masonic associations, and historical and genealogical societies, including The Society of Independent Southern Historians. He was Anglican-Catholic by faith.
Barbara Carol Roberts Baylis, a native of Longview, Texas is the daughter of Horace Nelson Roberts, Jr. and Edna Mae Willard. Mrs. Baylis attended Kilgore College where she majored in Business. Additionally, Mrs. Baylis studied Writing at Southern Methodist University.
Primarily a wife and mother, Mrs. Baylis has held professional positions as Director of a YWCA, a professional portrait photographer and professional genealogist
Mrs. Baylis is married to Robert Vernon Baylis. They have two children, Robert Bradley Baylis and Belinda Carol Baylis Bradley, (Mrs. Kerry A. Bradley), as well as four grandchildren. The Baylis’ reside in Dallas, Texas.
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Winner of a first place in manuscript in writing given by the Texas State Genealogical Society and received The Schulze Bowl in the History Essay Contest of the National Society, New England Women. American History Award for Manuscript placed at a National Conference of the DAR.
Former President of the 1,000 member Dallas Genealogical Society, Barbara was presented with the Award of Merit from the Society for outstanding contributions of service over a number of years. The National Society of New England Women awarded her the Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Patriotic & Educational Service. Barbara was an Instructor in Family History for a number of years in Continuing Education at Southern Methodist University.
She is one of three founders of The Genealogical Institute of Texas, an intensive genealogical studies Institute of five different sessions of courses led by national known instructors from across the United States. She lectures frequently both on the local, regional and national level. From the Arkansas Genealogical Society, received the Arkansas Traveler Certificate signed by the Governor of Arkansas. served the 500 member National Towne Family Association as President.
As a member of Daughters of the American Revolution she proved nineteen Revolutionary Ancestors with seven of those opening up new lines. The DAR list her as a member of The Heritage Club. In her community, she has served for forty-one years as a member of the Lake Highlands Women’s League. She and her husband have been active members of Scofield Bible Church for many years.
Mary Alma Baxter Birch, a native of Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada is the daughter of William Alexander and Helen Alexandra (Pineo) Baxter. Mrs. Birch received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University, and is a retired secretary. She and her husband, Richard Denis Birch have one son, MAJ David Llewellyn Birch.
Mrs. Birch is a member of the North Queens House and Heritage Society, of Queens County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Her grandmother Baxter’s birthplace and home was Caledonia, Queens County, Nova Scotia, Canada, and her father’s mother was Mary Helen Douglas of Caledonia, Nova Scotia. The Heritage Society maintains the house with artifacts and donations fitting to the 1800’s.
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Joyce May McGehee Bockemuehl a native of Memphis, Tennessee. She was the only child of the late Edith May Willis, R.N. of Louisiana and Herbert Hillery McGehee, of Mississippi.
Mrs. Bockemuehl attended public schools in Lansing and Detroit until leaving for Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan where she was a political science major and planned to continue to law school. Marriage to Robert Russell Bockemuehl changed those plans. Mr. and Mrs. Bockemuehl have one son, Kenneth Forrest Bockemuehl and two grandchildren Brooke Nicole Bockemuehl, Esq. an attorney in Fort Myers, FL and Russell Forrest Bockemuehl of Gainesville, FL. Robert is a retired electrical engineer and department head of the General Motors Research Laboratories who volunteers his talent at Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic reading text books in scientific fields
Mrs. Bockemuehl was the Patron for the Hereditary Society Blue Book in 2000.
Mrs. Bockemuehl was a fifty-year member of the Order of Eastern Star, a twenty-seven-year member of The Village Woman’s Club, a private club with a philanthropic arm of community outreach, a thirty-year member of the P.E.O. sisterhood providing educational opportunities for women, offering scholarships and grants to assist women attain their goals.
Joyce authored one 700-page book Ezekiel Ross Jaques and Mary Evelyn Sering, Some of Their Ancestors and Descendants. She also worked on a book outlining and documenting her French lineages taking her from Louisiana to Quebec and Acadia.
She was made a Kentucky Colonel, she was a 27-year member of New England Historical and Genealogical Society and a longtime member of the Society of Genealogists in London.
Her avocational interests included philately, miniatures, needlework and music. She served on the state board of the Federation of Music Clubs where she administered a music therapy scholarship for 15 years. However, her devotion to genealogy took over. Consideration was given to becoming a certified genealogist but she found helping others find their lineages and membership in hereditary societies more rewarding.
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.
Robert Murel Clark Jr., Esq., the eldest son of Robert Murel Clark and Dorrace Helen Schaerdel, is a fifth generation resident of Dallas and a sixth generation Texan who was born in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Clark was married on 25 October 1986 to the former Kimberly Ann Kerss, NSDAR National Chair Appointments and National Teller, TXDAR State Corresponding Secretary, Col. Dames of America, Daughters of the Cincinnati. They have a child, Ashley Pendleton Clark Hunter, graduate of The Hockaday School (2014); Southern Methodist University, BA (2018); Oklahoma City University, Juris Doctor (2022) [Mem. Ven. Order St. John, NSDAR, Col. Dames of America, Daughters of the Cincinnati, Order of Crown in America, The Baronial Order of Magna Charta, Americans Armorial Ancestry, Nat. Soc. Americans Royal Descent, Nat. Soc. Dau. Barons of Runnemede, Military Order of Crusades, Jamestowne Society, Order Three Crusades, Order of Crown of Charlemagne, Order of Albion, Dec. Templar Knights, American Farmers, see H.S.C. Perpetual Sponsor Listing.] He is armigerous.
Bob received a BBA (1972) from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.B.A. (1978) from Southern Methodist University, and a Juris Doctor Degree (1982) from Oklahoma City University (law review). Professionally, he has been Certified in Civil Trial Law since 1989 by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, in Civil Trial Advocacy since 1990 and in Civil Pretrial since 2012 by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, elected member American Board of Trial Advocates since 1991, and became a member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court in 1988. He has practiced commercial litigation in Dallas, Texas since 1982.
Recorded in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland (vol.73, folio 29) 1 May 1990 in Robert M. Clark’s name and in the name of his gr-gr-gr-gr-grandfather Mathew Clark, whose house and family is Noble in the Noblesse of Scotland, which is recorded in the Public Register of Genealogies and Birthbriefs in Scotland (vol.4, folio 73), 12 March 1997 by the Lord Lyon of Scotland. The Arms are registered with the NEHGS Heraldry Committee and the Armorial Register. Further certification by the Cronista of Arms of Castille and Leon 30 May 2018.
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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.
Thomas Donald Coan, Jr. was a native of Chicago, Illinois. He was the son of Irene Coomer and Thomas Donald Coan. During his senior year in high school, Don joined a work study group where he went to school and worked at Northern Illinois Gas Company in the evenings. After graduation, he began his forty-year association with the company. Don married Maurene Gayle Mast and together they enjoyed traveling, learning about American history and doing genealogical research.
When Gayle and her sister, Marilyn Alice Mast Long, founded the Descendants of Sheriffs and Constables of Colonial and Antebellum America, they wanted their husbands to be founding members. The search for an ancestor who would qualify for Don's membership started his love for genealogical research. He joined Ancestry.com and found several "cousins" in the first month. From then on, any vacation included a visit to the local historical society, or any historical society along the way. His research found ancestors that qualified him to join quite a few societies, and also put him in touch with Coomer cousins he didn't even know existed. He found genealogy to be a very interesting, informative and rewarding part of his life.
Don was a long-time member of the American Legion. He joined Saint John's Episcopal Church in Flossmoor, Illinois. Don was honored by being given an Honorary Associate membership with the National Society Dames of the Court of Honor. In addition to national societies, he had membership in the Hazelcrest Historical Society, the Smithsonian Museum, Founder Membership and donor of the Williamsburg Foundation, Gettysburg Foundation donor, Civil War Trust donor, a National Trust donor for preservation of historic sites, a USO donor, and a donor the Wounded Warrior organization.
Tracy Ashley Crocker Sr., is a native of the Finger Lakes region of New York State. A proud father of a son Tracy Jr, a daughter Carolynn, grand-daughter Nicole, and is lucky to have a loving wife Joyce. He is the son of Glyndon H. Crocker, Jr. and Florence Lucille Ashley.
After graduation from college, he pursued a fruitful career in the retail Department Store arena throughout the United States. Retired after 30 years as retail executive and past Vice President of Liberty House, a major specialty department store in Hawaii, he is pursuing many interests. Throughout his career, he traveled extensively to Europe, Asia and the American markets where he was responsible for the fashion merchandise for several major department stores.
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Prior and since retirement, Mr. Crocker has been eminently involved in several of the major genealogical Societies and Orders in the United States. He has done extensive documented research for many individuals throughout the US. He has been instrumental in developing genealogical computer application forms for over 35 different organizations. He developed and maintained numerous genealogical websites. He was awarded the "Timothy Field Beard Recognition for Outstanding Contribution to Medieval Royal and Noble Genealogy".
In his spare time, Mr. Crocker is an active member of Rotary International and has been recognized four times as a Paul Harris Fellow. He serves on the Board of Business and Estates Advisers, Inc., Wayzata, MN. Mr. Crocker is a serious sports fan and attempts to play golf six times a week until the snow flies in Minnesota.
Jon Paul Raymond Daddysman, Sr., a native of Westernport, Maryland, son of Paul Raymond Daddysman of Westernport and the former Violet Dolores Pettet of Piedmont, West Virginia. Mr. Daddysman was a graduate of Bruce High School in Westernport. Upon his graduation, he received seven academic scholarships, including a Maryland Senatorial scholarship. He graduated with an A.A. degree from Allegany Community College (now Allegany College of Maryland), and a B.A. degree from Frostburg State University with a major in History and minor in Political Science. During his working career he added a Masters Certificate in Government Contracting from The George Washington University, and numerous technical courses through Virginia Tech and the American University.
Mr. Daddysman retired from United Defense (now BAE Systems) in 2004. In his over 23-year employment with United Defense, he held the positions of Manager of Industrial Engineering, Chief Project Engineer, and Manager of Operations Research and Cost Analysis. While employed by United Defense, his areas of responsibility included cost estimating and analysis, proposal development, contract negotiation with the US and foreign governments, international co-production planning and implementation, and project management. He additionally served as the Operations Representative for future-business planning and as the Company’s Industrial-Preparedness-Planning officer. In his earlier career, he held positions as Department Executive with the Kate Greenaway Company of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Chief Industrial Engineer with the Pfaltzgraff Company of York, Pennsylvania, and Corporate Manager of Industrial Engineering with Reading Industries, Reading, Pennsylvania. Throughout his career, he developed and instructed numerous seminars for industry and government employees, most notably on the subjects of “Cost Estimating and Analysis” and “Financial Applications of Simulation Models”.
Mr. Daddysman has two sons from his marriage to Ramona Dawn VanPelt, as well as three granddaughters. In retirement, he wrote family stories and political articles, traveled, collected stamps, enjoyed genealogical research, and played NTN trivia nationwide with friends.
Mr. Daddysman was a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity in music. He played drums in a variety of bands during his high school and college years, as well as arranging music. He served on the West Manchester Planning Commission in York, PA, and as a Junior Achievement instructor in Spring Grove, PA. He was a lifetime member of the Westernport Heritage Society and the Allegany County Genealogical Society, a member of Victory Post 155 American Legion in Westernport, MD, and he served as Vice President of the Continental Congress Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution in York, Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Helen P. Poindexter DeVoe, the daughter of Archie Poindexter and Inez Houdeshell, was born in Indiana. She was married to the late Mr. Paul Volney DeVoe, and had two children; the late James Frederick DeVoe and Judith Ann DeVoe-Stafford. Mrs. DeVoe graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and complete some graduate work. She retired and resided in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Mrs. DeVoe was the Patron for the Hereditary Society Blue Book in 1995.
Mrs. DeVoe was a member of the National Museum of Women in the Arts; the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (House of Burgesses); and the Descendants of Valentine Hollingsworth, Sr. Society. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Charles Edward Francis Drake, M.D., a native of Atlanta, Georgia, is the son of Dr. Charles Hinton Drake and Estelle Carolyn Nail. Dr. Drake is married to Rita Jayne Elizabeth Chabot, with whom he has two daughters, Vivienne and Julia.
Dr. Drake was graduated summa cum laude from Georgia Southern University with a B.S. in Physics. He received his M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia , and completed advanced graduate work in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the University of Louisville.
Dr. Drake is a practicing interventional cardiologist. His career includes extensive medical staff leadership, serving variously as chairman of Internal Medicine, Cardiology, President of the Medical Staff, and Medical Director of cardiac rehabilitation, non‑invasive cardiology, and the cardiac catheterization laboratory. Dr. Drake is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, and Interventional Cardiology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Cardiology, and the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions.
The Drake Family of Washington County, Georgia (Gateway Press, 2005), as well as articles, including those published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, The Genealogists’ Magazine, The Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, and The Genealogist.
Arms: Azure, on a bend Argent, a Wyvern Gules, a bordure counter‑compony Argent and Purpure charged with three oak leaves Or.
Crest: A Wyvern Gules, charged on the wings, one visible, with a wheel Argent.
Motto: NUNQUAM CAPTAT MUSCAS
Grant: Court of the Lord Lyon, 26 April 2006; Vol. 87, folio 73, Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland
The arms were granted with an extended remainder to the descendants of Dr. Drake’s thrice great-grandfather. The bordure counter-compony argent and purpure represents his grandfather as the eighth son, the seventh having issue, of his great-grandfather, who was himself a sixth son and is represented by the oak leaves charging the bordure.
Dr. Drake is a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. He is Baron Baillie of Tranent, Haddington, Scotland, and Lord of the Manor of Noseley, Leicestershire.
He is an avid genealogist and heraldist, and his memberships include the Heraldry Society of Scotland, the American Heraldry Society, the Virginia Genealogical Society, the Society of Genealogists, and the Manorial Society of Great Britain. He is President of the Augustan Society and is a recipient of the Order of the Augustan Eagle.
Dr. Drake is a member of the Chatham Club. He is Communicant of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Savannah.
Anna Boykin Ferguson Duff, a native Georgian, is the daughter of Lonnie Dunlap Ferguson and Georgia Angeline Boykin Ferguson. She is married to Steven Wayne Duff and they reside in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
Mrs. Duff's childhood education was in Thomasville, Georgia and she later graduated from the University of Georgia in Athens with a major in Furnishing and Interiors. She has been a member of the NSCDA for thirty plus years. During that time, Mrs. Duff has been a member of the Georgia, North Carolina and New York Societies, serving three years as President of the latter. She served as National President of The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America and the fourth member of the New York Society to be elected to that office in the history of the organization. Prior to being installed as President of the NSCDA, she served as Vice President NSCDA National Headquarters Dumbarton House and Chair of the National Museum Properties Committee.
Mrs. Duff serves on the Board of Regents of Gunston Hall Plantation and is a Trustee of the Friends of Sulgrave Manor. She is an accomplished pianist and enjoys playing for friends. The Duffs are Episcopalians. Mrs. Duff and her husband enjoy traveling, entertaining and playing golf whenever possible.
Matthew David Dupee, Esq., is the son of Bernard H. Dupee and Leonora Reese. He is married to the former Susan Nancy Rhodes.
Mr. Dupee is an attorney at law. He graduated with honors from Penn State University in 1981 with a BA in Political Science. In 1983, as a Rotary International Foundation Fellow, he received an M.Phil. In Soviet East European Studies program from the University of Glasgow in Scotland. As a recipient of the DiNicola Fellowship in 1985 he received Diploma in Comparative Law from the University of Florence in Italy and in 1987 Juris Doctor from the Dickinson School of Law.
The Liturgy of the Knight Templar Priests 2008
Looking Glass, A Chapbook 2020
Chew on Sniff (Republished with a Foreword by MDD) 2021
Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem - British Realm, HM Queen Elizabeth, II; KNIGHT
Order of the Immaculate Conception of Vila Vicosa (Portugal, House of Braganca); COMMANDER with STAR
Royal Order of Francis I- Knight (Bourbon of the Two Sicilies); COMMANDER
Order of the Holy Trinity (Ethiopia); GRAND CROSS
Imperial order of St Stanislas (Russia- House of Romanov); KNIGHT 3rd CLASS
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Outstanding Young Men of America, 1987
Who’s Who In Freemasonry, 1998
Who’s Who in America, 2022
State Commissions and Awards from State Governors
Guilds and Ancient Companies
Private Organizations and Charities (Partial)
The Brook (NY), Rolling Rock Club , Metropolitan Club (Washington D.C.), Pohoqualine Fish Association, Racquet Club of Phila, Farmington Country Club, Hillsboro Club, Little Club (Gulfstream, FL), Palmetto Golf Club, Fourth Street Club, The Beefsteak Club ( London), Flyfisher’s Club (London), Savage Club (London), New Club (Edinburgh), Royal Cinque Ports GC and Royal Blackheath GC (UK), Royal Tennis Court (Hampton Court), Leamington Court Tennis Club, Athenaeum of Philadelphia, Pilgrims of the US, Shakespeare Society of Philadelphia, Squadron A Association of NY, Burns Society of NY, Ends of the Earth, Pickwick Club of Philadelphia, Orpheus Club, Honor Guard of the Pantheon (Italy)
Matthew Dupee was raised in Shiloh Lodge by his father, Bernard H. Dupee, PM in April 1982, and later, served as WM in 1989. He was a member of the Spring 1987 Class of the Valley of Allentown and served as Most Wise Master of Kilwinning Chapter of Rose Croix in the Valley of Philadelphia. He received his 33rd° in Cleveland in 2012.
He is the recipient of the Knight Grand Cross (highest National honor) in most of the national level honors organizations within the Masonic fraternity:
Recently, upon retiring from a successful term as Sovereign Grand Master of the Grand Council of Allied Masonic Degrees, Brother Dupee received the singularly rare honor when, for the first time in history, the Grand Council of Allied Masonic Degrees of England and Wales conferred upon him the title of Honorary Past Grand Master.
He was the first American to hold the VII° in Operative masonry and holds seniority as the first American member of the Commemorative Order of St. Thomas of Acon, Masonic Order of Athelstan, the Hermetic Chapter of Spiritual Knights, the Pilgrim Preceptors and the August Order of Light. He served a decade as the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Senior Warden of the Royal Order of Scotland for the USA.
Among other his responsibilities, he presently serves as Regent of the York Rite Sovereign College of North America.
The Rev. Dr. Jack Jones Early remains one of the most impressive individuals involved in the lineage society community today. Born in Corbin, Kentucky, on April 12, 1925, he would eventually become the college and University President of the University of Kentucky.
Dr. Early began his educational career as a teacher of English and speech at Hindman High School (1948-51), serving simultaneously as Dean of Men at Hindman Settlement School. He was then elected to the Kentucky General Assembly, serving a term (1952-54) in which he was assistant minority leader and co-sponsor of legislation for the Minimum Foundation Program in Education for Kentucky.
After earning his M.A. in 1953, he went to Athens College, Athens, Alabama as professor of education and psychology, and was assistant to the President and Dean of Faculty until 1955. The following year he was the recipient of a Southern Fellowship Fund Grant for completion of his doctoral studies, which culminated in the Ed.D. degree from the University in 1956. In the meantime, he also earned a B.D. degree in religious education from the Lexington Theological Seminary. His B.A. is from Union College (1948).
For the following two years (1956-58), he was professor of education and psychology, and Vice President and Dean of the college, at Iowa Wesleyan College. In 1958, he became President of Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, S.D., and served until 1969, when for two years he was President of Pfeiffer College, Misenheimer, North Carolina. He left the academic area for two years (1971-73) to serve as Executive Director-Education for the American Bankers Association, Washington, D.C. In 1973 he was named President of Limestone College, Gaffney, South Carolina.
He was religious and news commentator for Radio Station WLAP, Lexington; Chairman of the Educational Committee of 22, 1950 General Assembly; President of the Upper Kentucky River Education Association; Vice President of Classroom Teachers, Kentucky Education Association; Chaplain, Kentucky Mountain Club; Chairman, South Dakota Education Association Legislative Commission, and its Committee on Public Relations, and member of the board, Mitchell Chamber of Commerce.
He also served on the board for the YMCA (South Dakota); Grand Orator of the Grand Lodge (Masonic) of South Dakota; Vice President of the Mitchell Rotary Club; Vice President of the junior Chamber of Commerce; President, South Dakota Association of Colleges and Universities; the English-Speaking Union; the University Club, Washington, D.C.; the board of directors, Gaffney Boys' Club; advisory council for the American Red Cross for the Carolinas; board of trustees, The Religious Heritage of America, Washington, D.C., and secretary-treasurer, Southern Association of Church-Related Colleges. He served on the Board of Directors of the W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation and conducts Motivation Workshops on an international basis.
Roberta Christine Anderson Fortenberry Eaton, a native of Port Gibson, Mississippi, is the daughter of Robert Buckner Anderson and Christina Haile Anderson. Mrs. Fortenberry married William Lowery Fortenberry and has three children: Jane Aylett Fortenberry Gonzalez; Sarah Buckner Fortenberry North; and Emily Anderson Fortenberry Corso. After his death she married the Rev. Roy Eaton who is also a native of Port Gibson. They spent summers at his home in Indiana and winters in Mississippi.
She was educated at All Saints Episcopal School, and received her Bachelor of Arts in Education at the University of Mississippi. Mrs. Fortenberry enjoyed a career in education before retiring.
Timothy Christopher Finton is a true native of Washington, D.C. He is the son of Colonel James Robert Finton (USAF) and Iris Hammer Finton, and is married to Tonya Thomas Finton. The Fintons have two sons, Christopher James Grenfell Finton and Thomas William Goodwin Finton.
Tim was graduated summa cum laude from Ohio University with an A.B. in History. He received his M.A. with honours, in Jurisprudence, from the Queen’s College, University of Oxford; and his Juris Doctor at American University’s Washington College of Law.
Tim has enjoyed a 40-year career with the U.S. Department of State specializing in Internet policy and trade, and is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia.
Virginia Wood Frost, a native of Ouachita County, Arkansas, is the daughter of Fred and Bessie Neal Wood. Mrs. Frost married Paul Rex Frost and has two children: Charlotte Ann Oliver Young, and Michael Wayne Oliver. She completed her undergraduate degree at Southern Arkansas University and enjoyed a career in land and timber management, as well as a Bed and Bath Gift Shop.
A native Georgian, Patricia Ann Scott Williams Garner was born to J. B. Scott and Frances Jones Scott at Rome Georgia. She is the widow of Colonel Willie D. Garner, Sr. She is of Native American heritage and serves as a healer of the Cherokee Tribe. Mrs. Garner also has many verified colonial and royal lines in America and Northern Europe. This candidate has two daughters, both graduates of Georgia Colleges, and three grandchildren, two college graduates, one of whom is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and on active duty as a First Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Ann Garner taught him to fly. Her youngest grandson is a college sophomore and participating in the ROTC program.
Mrs. Garner retired from military duty in the rank of Major in the National Guard having served last as a Family Services officer. She has been employed for the past 18 years as General Manager of Dawson Municipal Airport. She was formerly a registered nurse and a dental hygienist, Ann Garner served in the medical field for 33 years prior to moving to Parrott. She owns a small farm where she grows cotton, peanuts and blue berries. She is also a Huguenot descendant and remains engaged as an artisan and silver smith. Additionally, she is proficient in Native American beading and garment designs, the creator of a number of the society portfolios and tote bags seen in DC during the heritage season, and various fine needlework. She supports a local Christian ministry in Parrott, Georgia by donating the space in two commercial buildings for worship and family activities. Recently she served as Mistress of Ceremonies and a primary benefactor for the Purple Heart Memorial Highway dedicated from Columbus to Albany, GA.
Ann Scott Williams Garner is considered by her peers as a leading example of a Renaissance Woman, as a Marine, Native American healer, nurse, hygienist, airport manager, pilot, silver smith, needle crafter, heritage leader, and officer, deceased military officer's wife, mother and grandmother She is a member of 30 plus hereditary societies.
Leadership of State Societies
Mrs. Garner is a member of The Army and Navy Club of Washington, DC and serves to sponsor CSDIW that holds Annual Board meetings on that site.
John Robert Harman, Jr., the eldest son of John Robert Harman, Sr. and Gloria Jan Cason Harman, is a native and lifelong resident of Raleigh, North Carolina. He received his B.S. degrees in Biological Sciences and Botany from North Carolina State University, where he was graduated magna cum laude with minors in Genetics and History. He is a research and development scientist and project manager for a global agricultural biotechnology company. He is married to the former Amanda Thorne and they have one son.
Mr. Harman is also a past director of the State Club in Raleigh and past Secretary of the English-Speaking Union-Research Triangle Branch. He is a member of the City Club in Raleigh, Army and Navy Club, Golden Key International Honour Society, Gamma Beta Phi, Sigma Xi, Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, Texas Navy Association, Squadron A Association, North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, Rotary Club of the Capital City, and Clan MacLean Association of the US. He is an Anglican and a member of the Society of King Charles the Martyr.
William Roy Hearter Jr. M.D., a native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is the son of William Roy Hearter, Sr. and Shirley Jean Russ. He completed his undergraduate work at Gettysburg College, simultaneously earning B.S. degrees in Chemistry and Vertebrate Biology. Dr. Hearter earned his M.D. at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and received specialty training in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Rochester, New York. Additionally, Dr. Hearter received his Master of Theology from Laud Hall Seminary. He is a Diagnostic Radiologist by profession, and is LCDR on inactive reserve with the USPHS.
He is married to Kathleen Marie Mills Hearter, and they have four children: Elizabeth Ann Hearter; Lauren Adele Hearter; William Roy Hearter III; and Heidi Francis Hearter.
Dr. Hearter is a member of the Paradise Valley Silver Trowel Lodge #29; he is Past Master and Mason of the Year. Additionally, he is member of the Arizona Masonic Rosicrucian College, and served as State Secretary and a member of the National High Counsel.
Dr. Hearter attends Saint Nicholas Anglican Church in Scottsdale, Arizona, and serves on the Vestry as Secretary and was ordained as a Permanent Anglican Deacon in 2014. He was an introductory speaker at the National Workshop on Christian Unity in Phoenix, Arizona in 2009.
Additionally, Dr. Hearter is a SCUBA Diving- PADI Instructor and Dive master.
Deborah Whitmore Hicks, Esq.
State Offices for societies not included in national offices list
The Alabama Company Jamestowne Society: Treasurer 2016-2022
Alabama Society, National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century:
1st Vice: 2021-2023
2nd Vice: 2019-2021
Recording Secretary: 2017-2019
Corresponding Secretary: 2015-2017
South East Alabama Society, National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars:
Organizing State President 2019-2022
Alabama Society, National Society Daughters of American Colonists: Treasurer 2015-2021
The Colonial Dames of America 2017
Founders Fellowship 2020
National Society Colonial Dames of America 2021
Cloak and Dagger 2021
National Gavel Society 2021
Multiple genealogical societies
Several other lineage societies including, but not limited to:
DAR, DCH, OFNA, PFA, HOFPFL, F&T, MOSCPT, SIP, IX, ARR, OTCV, HST
Sarah “Sally” Wood Hlavay is a native of Corvallis, Oregon. She is the daughter of Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Sidney Wood, Sr. and Mary Eleanor Grantham Wood. Sally was married to the late Joseph Francis Hlavay. Sally completed her undergraduate work at the University of Georgia, earning a B.S. She completed her M.B.A. at Pepperdine University, and an M.A. in Teaching at Emory University. Sally’s career has been as a Professional Fundraiser, serving as Associate Director of Alumni Relations for Emory University; as the Atlantic Regional Manager for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; as an educator at Holy Innocents Parish Day School, as a number of other roles. Sally’s service to the community has been significant and extensive. She is, for instance, a fifty plus year member of the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century, serving as Organizing President of First Emigrant Chapter in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Listed In (Publications)
Foremost Women of the Twentieth Century
International Who's Who of Professional and Business Women (ABI)
Who's Who of American Women (Marquis Who's Who)
Ashley Pendleton Clark Hunter is a sixth generation resident of Dallas and a seventh generation Texan, who was born in Dallas, Texas. She is the only child of Robert Murel Clark, Esq. (HSC perpetual sponsor) and Kimberly Ann Kerss. She is a heraldic heiress. Ashley is a graduate of the Hockaday School (2014), Southern Methodist University, BA (2018), and Oklahoma City University – Juris Doctor (2022). She married in Dallas, Texas, 20 August 2022, Mr. Spencer Samuel Hunter.
Honors and Memberships
Heraldic Heiress from father Robert Murel Clark.
Recorded in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland (vol.73, folio 29) 1 May 1990 in Robert M. Clark’s name and in the name of his gr-gr-gr-gr-grandfather Mathew Clark, whose house and family is Noble in the Noblesse of Scotland, which is recorded in the Public
Register of Genealogies and Birthbriefs in Scotland (vol.4, folio 73), 12 March 1997 by the Lord Lyon of Scotland. The Arms are registered with the NEHGS Heraldry Committee and the Armorial Register. Further certification by the Cronista of Arms of Castlle and Leon 30 May 2018.
Virginia Ruth Nelson Jacobs, a native of Harriman, Tennessee is the daughter of Robert G. Nelson & Mary Jane Bledsoe Nelson. She and her husband, Dr. Thomas Owen Jacobs, have two son, Bruce Eric Jacobs & Daryl Nelson Jacobs. Mrs. Jacobs was graduated from George Mason University with a B.A. in History.
Jeannine Alice Sheldon Kallal was born in Chicago, IL to George Andrew Sheldon and Aureola Vida Stevens. She married George Victor Kallal.
She graduated from Miami University cum laude with a B.A., M.A. plus doctoral hours from Indiana University with Spanish and French majors and English and history minors. She is an Instructor for college level Spanish.
2012 Register of Qualified Huguenot Ancestors; Updates to the 1999 Register; 2016 Consolidated Update to the 2012 Register; revision of Maude Roberts Cowan's Genealogical Data of the Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company of MAAm, Lineage Book XVI for A&H, and articles for various other publications.
Kallal was an international officer for many years for sorority Gamma Phi Beta, supervising both collegiate and alumni members. She is the recipient of several national awards and her hobbies include reading, bridge, needlepoint and crewel.
Dyane Monroe Dye Wood Kellogg, a native of Detroit, Michigan, is the daughter of Fred Dye, Esq. and Esther Monroe. Mrs. Kellogg attended University of Michigan and was graduated from Indiana University where she earned her A.B. in Fine Arts and French, and was a member of Delta Gamma sorority. She then earned her M.A. in Spanish from Universidad Inter-americana, Saltillo, Mexico, and completed further graduate studies at Columbia University of New York City and Sorbonne (Université de Paris), Paris, France.
Mrs. Kellogg enjoyed a career in education as the Head of the Foreign Language Department within the Tulsa, Oklahoma secondary education system, as well as a Spanish and French teacher in the Rutherford, New Jersey school system. She and her husband, Frederick Fuller Kellogg, Jr. kept residences in New York, New York and Little River, South Carolina.
Mr. Kellogg was a member of the Princeton-Columbia Club of New York City and the Westchester Country Club of Rye New York. She was President of the Tulsa Opera Guild; President of the Tulsa Panhellenic (both with five hundred members); and President of the Tulsa Delta Gamma Collegiate Sorority Alumnae. Mrs. Kellogg was a member of the Phi Delta Kappa honorary education fraternity, (Columbia University TC), and the Delta Tau Mu college honorary fine arts fraternity.
Additionally, Mrs. Kellogg attained membership in both the Circumnavigators Club (having circumnavigated the globe), and Traveler's Century Club (having traveled to at least one-hundred countries). She held membership in both Mensa and Intertel.
Mrs. Kellogg was a C.G. (Certified Genealogist), named in October 1995 by Board of Certification for Genealogists of Washington D.C. Her book The Wilcox-Luke Genealogy, published December 30, 1996, won First Prize in the Dallas, Texas Genealogical Society’s annual book contest, and a second-place trophy awarded by Iowa’s Washington County Genealogical Society’s Annual Book Contest. Additionally, the book won the Kansas City, Missouri Library’s Anna Ford Book Contest Award. Mrs. Kellogg researched and nominated the winner of the Oklahoma Historical Society’s Pioneer Woman Museum’s 2008 Woman of the Year Award. Dyane’s CDA chapter won the President General’s Award for Excellence, also in 2008. Furthermore, she held life membership in the Oklahoma Historical Society; the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society; and the Somerset County, Pennsylvania Historical Society.
Frederick Fuller Kellogg, Jr., a native of Bronxville, New York is the son of Frederick Fuller Kellogg and Beatrice Elizabeth Vail of New Rochelle, New York. Mr. Kellogg was a scholar in the National Honor Society in secondary School. He was graduated with an M.E. from Stevens Institute of Technology , and completed additional graduate studies at Columbia University in the City of New York. Additionally he was a member of the Rho Chapter of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity.
Mr. Kellogg enjoyed a long and successful career as a Professional Engineer. He was licensed in New York, South Carolina, North Carolina and Florida. His areas of specialty included municipal engineering and management, union negotiations; consultant to attorneys as an expert witness in Engineering matters; consultant on forensic engineering; and governmental matters such as zoning variance and planning board procedures.
Mr. Kellogg was married to the former Dyane Monroe Dye Wood, daughter of Fred Dye, Esq. The Kelloggs kept residences in New York, New York and Little River, South Carolina.
Mr. Kellogg was a member of the Princeton-Columbia Club of New York City. He earned his place in both the Circumnavigators Club (having circumnavigated the globe), and Traveler's Century Club (having traveled to at least one-hundred countries). Additionally, Mr. Kellogg held membership in both Mensa and Intertel. He was a member of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers, and served on council Westchester Chapter, New York, as well as the Westchester Country Club of Rye New York where he previously served on the Golf and Engineering Committee.
Rev. Dr. Lynne Godard Alcott Kogel, a native of St. Charles, Illinois, is the daughter of William DeMilt Acott, Jr. and Lois Mellander. She is married to Ross Timothy Kogel, and has three children, Kristin Kogel Gedeon, Gretchen Alcott-Kogel Costello, Ross William Kogel.
Dr. Kogel is an academician of the highest order. She initiated her studies in 1962 at Le Torrent, Château d’Œx, in Switzerland, studying French Language and Literature. She then received her B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles ; an M.A. in Humanities from Wayne State University ; a M.Div. from McCormick Theological Seminary; an M.A. in Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan; and a Doctor of Ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary.
Dr. Kogel is an ordained Presbyterian minister. During her career, Dr. Kogel served as a Seminary Associate, Campus Minister and Interim Minister in the Presbytery of Detroit; an Associate Professor of Biblical Studies and the Director of Seminary Life at the Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit; and as Adjunct Faculty for Humanities Studies at both Macomb Community College and Wayne State University.
Dr. Kogel is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature; the American Academy of Religion; American Schools of Oriental Research; the Presbytery of Detroit; and is listed in Who’s Who in American Women (1999-2003).
She enjoys telemark skiing and ski mountaineering, as well as sailing (Jeanneau 49DS). She is an avid yachter, and currently holds membership in the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club; Great Lakes Yacht Club; Little Current Yacht Club; Great Lakes Cruising Club; and the Detroit Athletic Club.
Dr. Kogel is member of the International Shipmasters Association, Detroit Lodge #7; and association of the Great Lakes ship captains and people who have a great interest in the navigation and safety on the Saint Lawrence Seaway. She is, additionally, an avid photographer and travels extensively.
Marilynn “Lynn” Alice Mast Long, a native of Flossmoor, Illinois, is the daughter of Maurene June Frey and Casper Leo Mast, Jr. Maurene’s father was a 32nd degree Mason and also a Commander of the Englewood Commandery in Chicago. He became a dedicated genealogist in his fifties, placed Lynn into C.A.R. when she was nine months old and transferred her into DAR when she was 22. Lynn is married to Melvin Dwight Long, has three children, Jonathan, Laura, Richard, with grandchildren Alyssa, Melanie and Ryan living near them.
Mrs. Long attended Denison University for two years and graduated from the University of Kentucky with an A. B. degree in Education. While teaching in the elementary grades in the Homewood School District, she started graduate work at the University of Illinois where she met Mel. When Mel started a new job and they relocated, she retired from teaching. After two more moves they settled in McHenry County, IL where they have been for forty-five years. Both enjoy many shared interests including travel, birding, gardening, reading and participated in activities with their grandchildren ranging from conservation, library programs, baseball and softball to C.A.R.
Lynn belongs to St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, is secretary of her road association, has been an Election Judge in national elections, been a room mother for the fourth and fifth grades, a volunteer in the office of the Johnsburg High School and a member of the Citizens Advisory Council of Johnsburg High School. She is also a life member of the Friends of the Johnsburg Library.
Due to her interest in genealogy she was a Charter Member of the McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society, belongs to the McHenry County Historical Society, the New England Historic Genealogical Society and the Underhill Society.
Karen Elizabeth McCandless McClendon, native of Dallas, Texas, is the daughter of the late H. R. McCandless, Jr. and Ruth King McCandless. She has three children - Lisa Lynn Lair, Leslie Ann Murray and John Kevin McClendon, Esq. as well as five grandchildren.
Mrs. McClendon completed her BA as well as her M Ed at West Texas A & M University and enjoyed a career in secondary education, teaching English, art, speech and drama.
Mrs. McClendon has compiled and edited numerous directories and newsletters as well as the OAAA Lineage Book II. She has written articles for and spoken to various societies on both genealogy-related topics and antiques.
In fact, she has recently gone back into the antiques business, opening a booth in a local mall. Other than genealogy and antiques, her interests include bridge, reading, theatre and travel.
A member of various county historical societies, Mrs. McClendon has also been affiliated with Dallas Heritage Village for over 25 years as a docent and fundraiser.
She is particularly proud to be a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.
Karen Lavone Avery Miller, a native of Missouri, is the daughter of Frances Lavone Silver and the late Harry Hollis Avery, Jr. She is married to Henry Clay Miller; and has one daughter, Carie Michelle (Mrs. Timothy James Wright) and grandchildren.
Mrs. Miller attended Central Missouri University in Warrensburg, MO. Her career is diverse and included employment at George K. Baum & Co. in the investment banking sector; as a retail sales representative in Dallas, Texas; and as a Realtor at Henry S. Miller Real Estate. Mrs. Miller is also a professional genealogist.
Daughters of the American Colonists National Lineage Book XXXVIII (Topeka, KS: Jostens Publishing Company, 2009), 680+ pages including index
TEXAS STATE MAYFLOWER, Newsletter (1997-2001); ARMORIAL HERALD, Order of Americans Armorial Ancestry Newsletter (2007-2011); THE PLANTER, National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters 1607-1861 Newsletter (2009-2011); ANCHOR AND PINE, Order of the First Families of Maine 1604-1652 Newsletter (2009-2011); PLAIN LANGUAGE, Descendants of Early Quakers Newsletter (2007-2009); Co-Editor, GUILD GAZETTE, Guild of Colonial Artisans and Tradesmen 1607-1783 Newsletter (2004-2011).
CALUMET, Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars (national publication)
Articles published in:
National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 90, No.4, December 2002, p.311-316; As well as numerous articles written for, and published in, each newsletter listed above.
Lineage Book I, National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters 1607-1861
Mrs. Miller's proudest accomplishment is that of being a Wife, Mother and now Grandmother (i.e. Mimi) to two grandsons, two step-granddaughters and four step-grandsons ranging in age from four (4) to twenty-five (25) years.
She has been a member of the Washington Club since 2000. Mrs. Miller currently attends Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, a Member of the Diocese of West Missouri, Kansas City, MO.
Her current memberships include The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG); the National Genealogical Society (NGS); The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS 1997 Conference Regional Publicity Chairman); The New England Historic and Genealogical Society (NEHGS); The Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS); The New Hampshire Genealogical Society; Charter Member of the Carroll County [MO] Genealogical Association; The Dallas [TX] Genealogical Society (Past President, 2000 DGS Award of Merit recipient, Capital Expansion Project Chairman); The Dedham [MA] Historical Society; and the Cape Cod Genealogical Society.
Additionally, Mrs. Miller has participated in genealogical educational workshops and conferences for NGS, FGS, GenTech, NEHGS Sesquicentennial, Boston, MA; Virginia Institute of Genealogical Records (VIGR), Richmond, VA; alumni of the National Institute on Genealogical Research (NIGR), National Archives, Washington DC; Dallas Institute, Dallas Texas.
She is a national, regional and local speaker on genealogical and historical topics. Has conducted beginner and advanced genealogy research seminars. Worked as a Volunteer Genealogist at the DAR National Headquarters, Washington DC, 2000-2002, verifying over 100 supplemental papers. She has prepared and submitted over 200 of her own ancestor supplements for various societies. She is the owner of The Little Studio and Galler - Karen Avery Miller Fine Art, in Arrow Rock, MO.
Kimberly Kay Ormsby Nagy, M.D., is a native of Toledo, Ohio. She is the daughter of Donald E Ormsby and Ruth A. Steinbrecher, and has two children, Donna Maria Nagy and Amanda Leigh Nagy. Kim completed her undergraduate work at the University of Toledo with a B.A. She completed her M.D. at Ohio State University, and subsequently earned her PLCGS (Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies) at the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Dr. Nagy is now retired after 30 years as a Trauma Surgeon at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, IL.
Dr. Nagy has been researching her family for over 40 years. Since retiring, she has more time to help others with their research as well as her own. In addition to the lineage societies listed above, she belongs to several Genealogical societies, including the Association of Professional Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society, as well as several local and state societies. She enjoys speaking about genealogy to these societies. She is also a prolific author, and her publications will be available for review on her personal listing. Kim is active in her community through First Congregational Church of Downers Grove, P.E.O., and other local community service groups.
William Benjamin Neal, M.A.T., the son of William Benjamin Neal, Sr. and Marion Laird McGinnes, was born in Wilmington, Delaware. His family resided in Delaware for more than 250 years. Mr. Neal graduated magna cum laude from Grove City College with a Bachelor of Arts degree, received a Master of Arts in Teaching Degree from Harvard University, and was a Taft Fellow at the University of Delaware.
During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Air Force as a senior personnel specialist. He was Chairman of the History Department at Pierre S. du Pont High School for many years.
Mr. Neal was listed in the Hereditary Society Blue Books of the 1990's and descends from King Henry II Plantagenet. He authored an unpublished history and genealogy of 6,000 descendants of John Neal and Margaret White of Sussex County, Delaware.
As a NSSAR member, he earned thirty-one (31) Liberty Medals, five prestigious Florence Kendall Awards and was a George Washington Fellow.
He was a Knight of the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem and a life member of the Patriotic Order of the Sons of America.
Mr. Neal was a 32nd Degree Mason, a Knight Templar, a member of the York Rite College, and was elected Grand High Priest of Royal Arch Masons of Delaware. He served as a Deacon of the Presbyterian Church.
He was a life member of the American Legion and served as Post and District Commander and as a member of the State Executive Committee. He was selected to be a member of Voiture Nationale.
DeEtte DuPré Nesbitt, a fourth generation Houstonian, and fourteenth generation American, is the daughter of Raymond Benjamin DuPré and Alice L. Cade DuPré Foster. She was married to the late Ernest V. Nesbitt. Mrs. Nesbitt has a son, Charles Scott Massey Nesbitt, and a granddaughter, Miss Luna J. Nesbitt. Her beloved daughter, Alice L. Massey Nesbitt, passed away from complications of a stroke on March 24, 2013.
In the Jamestowne Society Fall 2014 publication, it was announced that their Scholarship/Fellowship Fund will be named, in perpetuity, the "Alice Massey-Nesbitt Fellowship Fund" which will provide fellowships for graduate students doing research for master's and doctoral theses on approved topics relating to the Jamestown Colony.
In February 2015, the Executive Committee of the Jamestowne Society was unanimous in its recommendation that former Governor DeEtte DuPré Nesbitt of Houston, Texas become the only Governor Emeritus/Emeriti of the Jamestowne Society. On May 16, 2015, the Governing Council of the Jamestowne Society accepted the Executive Committee's recommendation and unanimously elected Mrs. Nesbitt the only Emeritus/Emeriti in the Jamestowne Society's history, of nearly a century. This will be a stand-alone title on the Governing Board of the Jamestowne Society, in perpetuity.
Mrs. Nesbitt attended Sam Houston State University and the University of Houston, where she majored in Business Administration, and also was approved as a Certified Professional Secretary (CPS). In 1976, she was one of the founders of an oil field service company in the State of Texas. After thirty-five years of ownership, Mrs. Nesbitt and her son sold their company to a publicly traded corporation. She is currently a partner in a South Texas Oil Exploration Company. Her primary residence is in Houston, Texas.
On May 5, 2017 Mrs. Nesbitt organized the Order of the Monarchs of Rheims. She was elected as Regent Emerita, in perperuity, Order of the Monarchs of Rheims and appointed First Dame in the Order of St. Denis. All Monarchs coroneted at Rheims Cathedral represent the most elegant and greatest kings in the history of Europe, as well as the nation that helped to bring about our American Revolution. It was one of the greatest dynasties in Europe. Please reference the complete listing on the HSC site for further details.
The Texas Genealogical College named Mrs. Nesbitt a recipient of the Hall of Fame Award on October 21st, 2016. To view, click here.
Mrs. Nesbitt is a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. She is listed in all Marquis Who's Who editions.
The Bexar County Court of Commissioners at San Antonio, Texas conferred the title of Hidalgo (a member of the lower nobility of Spain), upon Mrs. Nesbitt. She is also the National Recipient of the Silver Good Citizenship Medal from the National Society Sons of the American Revolution, the Varina Howell Davis Medal, and the Honor Award for Historic Preservation.
Mrs. Nesbitt appeared on NBC television during the 1990's. She was interviewed several times about the restoration of the historic Evergreen Cemetery. To view, click here.
Mrs. Nesbitt appeared in the television pilot, Positively Houston, Houston's positive local news program by the University of Saint Thomas and Christina R. Maxwell, executive producers on PBS. To view, click video one video two or video three. Mrs. Nesbitt continues to support PBS.
For over 35 years, Mrs. Nesbitt has been a member of Harris County Historical Commission, (appointments made by the county judge). Mrs. Nesbitt, along with the Commission, researched Mrs. Nesbitt's great grandfather, James Robert Cade. On February 2, 2016, Mrs. Nesbitt was notified by the State of Texas that Mr. Cade was selected to be honored with an Official Texas State Historical Marker. He was the only individual selected to receive this prestigious honor during 2015-2016. The marker was placed in Glenwood Cemetery - the Victorian Section, in Houston, Texas along with other notables such as Howard Hughes, Jr., awarding film star Gene Tierney, Wild-Cater and celebrity, Glenn McCarthy, Sr. and others. Mr. Cade is considered to be the Howard Hughes of innovation in the design and manufacture of steel-fabricated private and public rail cars in the United States, circa 1885-1912. The dedication ceremony was held on May 6, 2017. For information on the dedication please .click here
A number of Commendations were presented during the ceremony. They include one from the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, the Governor of Texas, the Texas State Senate, the Texas State House, and the Mayor of Houston. As part of the dedication ceremony, Mrs. Nesbitt was presented a Certificate of Commendation for her work in historic preservation, in recognition of James Robert Cade, by the United States Senate.
Mrs. Nesbitt was elected to life membership in The Pilgrims of the United States (in alliance with The Pilgrims of Great Britain.)
For decades Mrs. Nesbitt has been a supporter of Houston's Theatre Under the Stars and she is recognized for her efforts in the VIP category.
Mrs. Nesbitt served on the Southern Heritage and Debutante Ball for 35 years, as Chairman, and later as the Advisor for three Chairmen.
She was elected the National Recipient of the George Washington Honor Medal in the category of Individual Achievement which was awarded by the Freedom Foundation of Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. She was appointed a Kentucky Colonel for life for her historic preservation in that State. Additionally, she served as Director for the Dad's Club for over a decade. Also, she served as a member of Larry Casey's Highwater Rescue Team during Hurricane Harvey.
Mrs. Nesbitt has been a 30+ year member of the Petroleum Club of Houston. She is a member of the Junior League of Houston, and a family member of the West Side Tennis Club of Houston. Following in the footsteps of her Anglican forebears, she is a devout and lifelong Episcopalian.
Charles William Neuhauser, son of Charles William Neuhauser and Joan Schuyler Lawrence was born in Washington, D.C. He attended the Berkshire School in Massachusetts. Mr. Neuhauser completed his undergraduate work at Columbia College . He also attended Princeton University .
Mr. Neuhauser currently resides in Tuxedo Park New York with his wife, Liane Lunny Neuhauser and their son. His career is in investment management.
Mr. Neuhauser is a member of the Racquet and Tennis Club of New York, the Tuxedo Club, the Maryland Club, The Pilgrims. He and his family are Episcopalian.
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.
Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem (Priory of Saint Thomas a Becket, Dame Chevaleresse)
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. Mrs. Odom serves as Vice President of the Swampfox Board of Directors for 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.
LTC Charles Robert Odom, a native of Durham, NC, is the son of the late Guilford Ennis and Effie Cacindy Nash Odom. He was married to the former Carla Lucille Whitehurst of Durham on June 6, 1964 at Grace Baptist Church, Durham. They have two daughters, Charlotte Martin Odom Lytle Perrin, Catherine Lynne Odom Quick and three grandsons.
Mr. Odom was educated in the Durham Schools. At Campbell College he was Treasurer and a charter member of Nu Kappa Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, Service Fraternity, President of Phi Beta Lambda, President of North Carolina Future Business Leaders of America, and selected the North Carolina’s Future Business Leader of the Year. Mr. Odom completed undergraduate work with a B.S. degree in Business. After a brief career with Carolina Power and Light Power Company in Raleigh, North Carolina he enlisted in the U.S. Army during the buildup of the Vietnam War.
Lieutenant Odom graduated from Officer Candidate School at Fort Lee, Virginia and was immediately deployed to the Republic of Vietnam where he served as an Engineer Supply Officer and later as a Subsistence Supply Officer. Following an assignment as a Test Officer at the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Captain Odom graduated from the Quartermaster Officer Career Course at Fort Lee. He deployed to the Republic of Thailand and was appointed Executive Officer to the Depot Commander and later Secretary to the General Staff for the U.S. Army. At Fort Rucker, Alabama he commanded the 108th Quartermaster Company followed by duty as Chief of Protocol. He graduated from Troy State University with a MBA.
At Campbell University, Major Odom was an Assistant Professor of Military Science with the ROTC Detachment and he was inducted into the Faculty Senate. He graduated from the United States Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas . He was deployed to Heidelberg, Federal Republic of Germany, at the United States Army Europe Headquarters in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics. LTC Odom’s final military tour was a five year assignment at the United States Army Logistics Management College (ALMC) at Fort Lee, Virginia as Director for both the United States Army Auditors and Major Items Management Courses. He is a graduate of a number of the other courses at ALMC. LTC Odom also served as a guest lecturer at the Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He retired in the Regular Army rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
His post-military career included employment as a Systems Analyst at Computer Science Corporation, Co-Owner of B&O Computers, and recently as a G.E.D. Instructor. The Odoms returned to Durham after living around the world including 33 years in Virginia.
LTC Odom is of the Baptist and Episcopal Faith, and a former lector, Sunday School teacher, and member of the choir. He is the former President of the Chapel Council at Mark Twain Village Chapel, Heidelberg, Germany, Chairman of the Board of Deacons, and Director of the W.W. Hammond Recital Series at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Colonial Heights, Virginia, and Junior Warden of Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, Petersburg, Virginia. He has performed solo, in quartet and with choirs, where duty called, in churches and choral festivals in America, Vietnam, Thailand and Germany. The Odoms are members of St. Luke's Episcopal Church.
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International named LTC Odom as a Paul Harris Fellow. He is former President of the Colonial Heights Club and a twenty-five-year member. He and his family received the Family Life Award as Family of the Year from the Coats Women’s Club. LTC Odom is former Chairman of the Board of the Fort Rucker School Association, member of the Board of Visitors at Mary Baldwin College, and for many years Class Agent for Campbell University. He is a former member of the Petersburg Music Festival Chorus and Vice President, Board of Directors of Crater Community Hospice.
For several years Charles Odom and his wife supplied and posted colors for individual patriots interred at the Spanish American War Cemetery, on the grounds of the Hampton Veterans Medical Center, Hampton, Virginia. During his administration President General Odom presented the National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters bronze marker and certificate of award to Shirley Plantation at Charles City County, Virginia and to the Richard Wainwright Barber Farm, Rowan County, North Carolina. He has served as sponsor for 21 hereditary groups for their respective events held at the Army and Navy Club, Washington.
He is a member of the Army and Navy Club of Washington, D.C. He serves as an Adjunct Director of the Swamp Fox Board of the Umstead Pines Club of Durham, NC. LTC Charles Robert and Carla Whitehurst Odom established a Hereditary Society Community Scholarship at the College of William and Mary.
LTC Odom is the recent recipient of the Order of El Cid Merit Award.
Frank Lee Perryman, a native of Sylacauga, Alabama, is the son of Frank Gene Perryman and Dora Frances Vinson. He was graduated with a B.A. in Marketing from the University of Alabama.
Mr. Perryman is Director of Broadcast Technology for the Associated Press based in Washington, D.C. He joined AP in 1980 as Broadcast Executive for Florida, followed by a similar role in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. In 1985, he was assigned to the Office of the Director in Washington and, in 1997, was named Deputy Director, Administration, responsible for day-to-day administrative operations, contract administration, strategic planning, budgeting, and development & implementation of administrative and news/weather relay systems. He also served as Assistant Secretary of AP until 1995. Since 1989, his primary focus has been technology projects, and his Washington and London teams develop, market, and support innovative production technology used in most of the world’s broadcast newsrooms.
Mr. Perryman is an active member of the First Presbyterian Church, as well as the National Press Club, where he serves as a member of the Broadcast Committee and Speakers Committee. Additionally, he earned the rank of Eagle Scout, and retains membership in the National Genealogical Society; the Alabama Genealogical Society; the Virginia Genealogical Society; and the New England Historic and Genealogical Society.
Andrew Kenneth Lokie Quick was born at Durham, North Carolina, the son of Kenneth Douglas Quick and Catherine Lynne Odom Quick. He is a graduate of Voyager Academy. Mr. Quick is a student at Hampden Sydney College where he is a member of the Student Court, Garnet and Grey Society, Chi Phi Epsilon Fraternity and the Varsity Tennis Team.
Mr. Quick is of the Methodist faith. He has served as a certified lifeguard and an instructor for Topspin Tennis, which is a program for students learning the fundamentals for the game at the First through the Third grade level. He served as the Captain of the Voyager Academy Tennis Team.
He has received the Gloria Coronam cum Sceptro (Crown and Scepter) in recognition of his membership and outstanding support of numerous European royal lineage societies.
Christian Douglas Quick was born at Durham, North Carolina, the son of Kenneth Douglas Quick and Catherine Lynne Odom Quick. He is a graduate of Voyager Academy. Mr. Quick holds a BA degree from Hampden Sydney College in Economics with a minor in Rhetoric. He served as Chairman of the President's Men, Treasurer for Theta Chi Fraternity, and as a member of the Student Senate. He is a mortgage loan officer at Pinnacle Funding, Inc.
The Wandering Irish Harp, a publication of Descendants of Brian Boru, 2022-2024
Mr. Quick is of the Methodist faith. He was the recipient of the Mayor’s Award. He received the Service Laureate Award from Voyager Academy. Recently he was named for the Gloriae Coronam cum Sceptro (Crown and Scepter) in recognition of his membership and outstanding support of numerous European royally-focused lineage societies.
Athletic honors and awards include
Christian Quick organized Topspin Tennis and through this program he taught beginner tennis lessons to students in First through Third grades focusing on fundamentals of tennis.
Leslie descends from a southern belle mother with German and Scots Irish ancestry and a father whose paternal ancestry goes back directly to Holland for many generations on the male line. Her paternal grandmother gives her wonderful New England and early colonial roots primarily in CT and MA, her ancestors having arrived in America beginning with the Mayflower, through the Great Migration and into the mid-19th century - a virtual genealogical alphabet soup. Each of these categories contains multiple soldiers and individuals who served in many public service roles. And there are plenty of farmers too! She and her husband, Jonathan B. Richards II, are the parents of a total of six children between them and she is the grandmother of one little boy in Maine, likely to be her only grandchild. She has two children, one an Information Technology professional and the other a physician. Mrs. Richards has joined her husband in his passion for antique automobiles, helping him and his cohorts with researching the history and whereabouts of famous and interesting Cord automobiles, as well as others. She is also currently writing a catalogue raisonne on late 19th and early 20th century Rhode Island artist Walter Sherwood whose works she and her husband collect. She continues her research and collecting of Dutch (Makkum) pottery produced by potter Gerrit Wykstra in partnership with her great great Uncle Theake van der Meulen in NY and later in Michigan until Wykstra's death in 1949. In between times Leslie continues to research her own and her husband's family history, finding her step-children and husband have more Mayflower passengers in their trees than she does, but always delighted when she discovers the cousinships they all share in New England.
Leslie Vander Meulen Richards was born in St. Louis but has no Missouri roots, her parents, Ralph Folkert Vander Meulen and Sally Jo Kilgore, having moved there shortly after World War II for her father’s career.
Richards is presently the administrative manager for a nationwide answering service/call center company in St. Louis. She is the owner/president of Alexis Antiques, Inc., an international mail-order specialist in Wedgwood English ceramics, which includes a subsidiary marketing ceramic college wares. Former National Account Manager and Regional Business Manager for a nationwide computer service corporation, and Branch administration manager and sales account manager in its earlier parent company providing hardware/ software/ maintenance sales. Before marriage and children, she worked in hospital administration, developing and implementing admission and scheduling computerization procedures and supervisory positions in the admissions department.
Genealogy & Historical Associations
Wedgwood Eye Baths and the Collection of Ray Stenseth, R.Ph., Ph.D. St. Louis, MO; Wedgwood: Collectors, Collecting & Collections, Proceedings of the Wedgwood International Seminars, #46, 47 & 48.
Wedgwood – Coming to America and the Voyage of the Mayflower; Wedgwood and America, Proceedings of the Wedgwood International Seminar #50, Philadelphia.
Dunkirk Delft: A Dutch Potter Comes to America, American Ceramic Circle Journal, Volume XVIII – publication resulting from receipt of a research grant from the ACC.
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.
Wallace Bailey and Rosie Johnson Mullins Endowment for Adult Literacy – Hindman Settlement School, Hindman, Kentucky
Ronda Beth Walker Roadfeldt, a native of Yuma AZ, is the daughter of Ronald Lee Walker and Mary Elizabeth Rieger. Mrs. Roadfeldt is married to RIchard Elmer Roadfeldt and has two children: Margaret Elizabeth Clark and Benjamin Elliot Clark.
Mrs. Roadfeldt is a licensed Realtor in Arizona. She and her family raise and show Arabian horses, and are Competition Members of the Arabian Horse Association.
Priscilla Bruce Roberts, a seventh generation Texan, is the daughter of Olan Hanford Bruce and Jeanne Marie Lusk Bruce. She was married to the late Major General James Milnor Roberts. Mrs. Roberts’ ancestors arrived in the 1600s and settled at various places from New England to Virginia. Mrs. Roberts currently resides in Arlington, Virginia.
Priscilla B. Roberts has unusually diverse interests: business, cultural, political, military and defense, philanthropic, and spiritual. Not a by-stander, she is a person of action who thinks creatively and successfully motivates others toward team success.
Among a lifetime of achievements, awards, and honors, Priscilla B. Roberts cites the following as most satisfying:
Donor to National Defense University’s Special Collections (Washington, D.C.) of plans for the Allied Invasion of Normandy which had been given to her late husband, Major General J. Milnor Roberts, when he served on D Day during World War II. Mrs. Roberts receives annual recognition for this magnificent gift.
Donor to the Hereditary Society Community of the Major General James Milnor Roberts and Priscilla Bruce Roberts Scholarship Fund.
Donor to Gettysburg College of the Major General J. Milnor Roberts Outstanding ROTC Award.
Donor to National Defense University of the Major General J. Milnor Roberts Outstanding Student Award.
Commandeur, The Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem, Grand Priory of the United States of America; Member, Priory of Saint King Charles the Martyr.
Nancy Dianne Alley Robinson, a native of North Carolina lives in Mooresville, North Carolina after having lived in Virginia for 25 years. She is the daughter of Robert Moore Alley and Florence Lucinda Isenhour. She is the widow of Charles Corbett Robinson who served this country in the Navy in World War II and has one son, John Luther Boyter, III married to Melissa Knight Boyter, one adopted grandson, Edward Lee Boyter and one granddaughter, Katherine Dianne Boyter. She attended Western Carolina University and is currently a business woman, a mother, grandmother and “Domestic Engineer" (as fondly called by her husband). Mrs. Robinson and her husband were owners of Burton and Robinson, Inc., a concrete construction firm founded by her husband. She is a member of The Trump National Golf and Country Club, a member of the South Lake Norman Garden Club, a Life Member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and a member of Mt. Zion Methodist Church.
Mrs. Robinson is an avid Genealogist with twenty-eight proven Confederate Ancestors, eighteen DAR Patriots, three Jamestowne lines, and fifteen Colonial Dames lines. She does cross stitch, reads and loves traveling, collects antiques and has an extensive and reputable collection of René Lalique glass (over 600 pieces). A lover of football, she is an avid fan of the Washington Redskins.
Mrs. Robinson has been a fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Children’s Charities of Greater Washington D.C. for twenty years. Additionally, Mrs. Robinson served as Chairman of “Rally Round the Redskins” auction for five years, raising over $750,000.00 for the charity. She served as Chairman of the Board of Directors from 2002-2007 and has been a member of the Board since 1989. She is still an active participant in raising money for the Houses and the families. With her move to North Carolina where she grew up she will also support the new Charlotte Ronald House.
Mrs. Robinson is a fundraiser for many charities some of which are the Ada Jenkins House, in Davidson, NC for families in need, The Peninsula Community Foundation, The Wounded Warriors Fund, the Veterans Hospital in Salisbury, NC. and the USO room, Charlotte Douglas Airport and Lincoln Cathedral, UK.
Mrs. Robinson received the Judah P. Benjamin Award from United Daughters of the Confederacy for civic work with Ronald McDonald House. She also received the Winnie Davis Award from United Daughters of Confederacy for work preserving the Virginia Division Minutes.
Jacque-Lynne Amann Schulman was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Ignace Lee Amann and Jane Dunnock Brewer. She is a life-long resident of the greater Washington Metropolitan area. Her Maryland ancestors arrived in the mid-1650s and settled in what is now Calvert County. Her home is within a few miles of the original tract of my Preston ancestor Thomas Preston (1650s). Her Virginia legacy are Jamestown 1609 and Northampton County Virginia 1633. Ms. Schulman has two children Joshua Schulman (Karen DiLossi) and Jon Schulman (Katharyn Nolan). She has a BA from George Washington University, she attended MS Catholic University, MS George Washington University, and was a PhD candidate at Virginia Polytech – VPI.
Ms. Schulman is a Senior Technical Information Specialist, NLM, National Institutes of Health; Assistant Head, Reference Section National Library of Medicine, Head, Circulation and Control Section, National Library of Medicine, Information Specialist, Pergamon International, Head Reference Unit, George Washington Medical Center, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library.
Milton United Methodist Church, Dorchester, Maryland, (Past President of Trustees; Chairman of the Church Council), she has enjoyed the opportunity serving as a Chaplain for several State Hereditary societies.
Ms. Schulman is currently writing a history of the Church Creek Charge of the United Methodist Church. The first Methodist Church built in the Eastern Shore (1787) Dorchester County is in that Charge and on the NRHP.
Tommie Elaine Shattuck, the daughter of Thomas James Perry and Carolyn Sara Carey Perry is a ninth-generation Athenian (Athens, Georgia). She is married to Dr. Gary L. Shattuck, who holds his Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from the University of Georgia. The Shattucks have one daughter, Ruby Elaine Shattuck, who was graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, CT and then completed her undergraduate work in Italian and Cognitive Science at Georgetown University.
Ms. Shattuck attended the University of Georgia, where she earned her A.B. in English and took post-graduate studies at the University of Georgia. Additionally, she was tapped for Phi Beta Kappa Piedmont College while attending for her Master of Arts in Teaching (English Secondary). Ms. Shattuck also holds a degree in Fashion Merchandising and Professional Modeling from Bauder College. She is currently the Director of 'Finishing Touches'.
Ms. Shattuck honored when her NSDAC chapter was named after an ancestor, her grandfather Governor Robert Daniell, who served as colonial governor of South Carolina and of North Carolina as one of only a few colonial governors who served two states. Additionally, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution awarded her with the Southeast Region Award for working with over $500,000 in scholarship money for Georgia students.
Additionally, Mrs. Shattuck belongs to numerous organizations with which she remains active. She is member of the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority, Gamma Alpha Chapter and is the Executive Council Advisor to Operations, as well as an Alumnae House Association Member. Mrs. Shattuck is the Captain of 'Team Shattuck' at the Athens Country Club.
She is also past Vice President of the Athens Area Church Women United; a co-founder of the Athens Mothers Against Drunk Driving; a Past President of the Athens Historical Society. She holds membership in the Athens Symphony Guild; the Erudite Study Club; National Debutante Society Cotillion Family. She is an Associate Matron for the Order of the Eastern Star, and past President and Honorary Member of the University of Georgia Demosthenian Literary Society, as well as a recipient of the Demosthenes Award for Extemporaneous Speaking.
Mrs. Shattuck is a former Youth Ministry Bogart Methodist Church; a member of the organizing board of Dunwoody Presbyterian Church; and a member of the Flower Guild, Wedding Guild, Williams Rhoades Committee and former Sunday School Teacher at Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Additionally, she served as Secretary for the Clarke County Republican Precinct and is a former Field Representative of the Georgia State Republican Party.
Bonnie Shank Shelton, a native Virginian, born in Charlottesville, the daughter of Henry Hershel Shank and Daisy Aster Barret. She is married Marvin Eugene Shelton. The Sheltons have one daughter, Meredith and two grandchildren, Wyatt and Morgan. They currently reside in Williamsburg, Virginia. Mrs. Shelton is retired from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and National Center for State Courts.
Mrs. Shelton's hobbies include collecting ocean liner memorabilia and genealogy. She is also an avid walker. Mrs. Shelton holds life membership in the Louisa County Virginia Historical Society; the Tidewater Genealogical Society (VA); and the York County Virginia Historical Society. She is also a member of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, and the Williamsburg Historic Records Association.
Myron Crenshaw Smith, M.D., is the son of Lt. Col. Myron P. Smith and Mary Louise Crenshaw. He is married to Marguerite (McNierney) Smith and they reside in Greeley, Colorado. They have a daughter, Roxane Smith and a son Myron M. Smith both of Greeley.
Dr. Smith was raised in a military family where frequent moves were the norm. Born in Baltimore, MD, his father’s military career took the family to China, Japan, Germany and many different parts of the U.S. before settling in Colorado. Dr. Smith attended the University of Colorado and after receiving a BA degree in Chemistry he would go on to attend the University of Colorado Medical School in Denver where he received an MD degree in 1968. After a four-year residency in Pathology at St. Lukes Hospital in Denver, he spent two years as a Staff Pathologist assigned to the Naval Hospital at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida.
After discharge from the Navy, Dr. Smith joined a pathology group at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colorado where he practiced general pathology for 25 years until his retirement in 1999. Since retiring he and his wife enjoy traveling and visiting many different countries and cultures around the world. Dr. Smith has also done an extensive amount of genealogical research on both his and his wife’s family and his authored several different articles for genealogical journals and websites.
Besides traveling and genealogy, Dr. Smith was very active in the Longs Peak Council of the Boy Scouts of America for over 20 years. He and his father were Eagle Scouts but one of his proudest moments was when his son became a third generation Eagle Scout. His wife and daughter were also very active in Camp Fire and his daughter was awarded the WoHeLo Award, Campfires highest award. Dr. Smith served in numerous roles in the Longs Peak Council including Vice President for all Council Programs. He was active in both the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts programs and was able to attend two National Jamborees at Ft. A.P. Hill, Virginia and one World Jamboree in Holland as part of the National BSA Staff.
Both in his youth and during the early part of his professional career in Greeley, Dr. Smith enjoyed model railroading both at the individual and organized levels. He eventually served as the National Model Railroad Association Vice President for the Rocky Mountain Region during the early 1990's. Contest modeling was also something that he always enjoyed and in 1985 he entered the model contest at the annual NMRA International Convention in Kansas City and was lucky enough to win the Gold Award for Best in Show for his scratch built model caboose.
For a number of years, Dr. Smith has enjoyed participating as a volunteer in a weekly reading program for first and second graders at a local elementary school. He feels that the opportunity to help young children learn to read is extremely rewarding at many levels and besides that, it’s great fun. Each week is a new experience.
Dr. Smith belongs to a large number of lineage societies and really enjoys proving, in detail, a specific line of descent for one of his ancestors. He enjoys the challenge of doing the research required to prove one of those difficult lines of descent for an obscure ancestor in enough detail to satisfy the experts. In several cases, these efforts have uncovered new information about these ancestors that was previously unknown. In 1999 Dr. Smith became a Kentucky Colonel.
Dr. Smith and his wife’s proudest accomplishment was the raising of their son and daughter. It is deeply rewarding to share their later years with two wonderful, responsible, and successful adults and their families.
David John Stringfellow, an Iowa native, is the son of Rodger Dean and Jennie Helen Brown Stringfellow. He is married to Nancy Ivie Stringfellow, and they have two children: Ann and John. David was graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Agricultural Business; from Harvard Business School with an M.B.A.; and from the University of Iowa College of Law with a Juris Doctor with distinction. David is Certified Public Accountant, and is retired from a career with the Edison Electric Institute.
Other Honorary Societies
Gamma Sigma Delta (agriculture), Omicron Delta Epsilon (economics)
David is a member of Gamma Sigma Delta and Omicron Delta Epsilon. Besides his family and genealogy, David’s other great passion in life is his Iowa farm, which has been in his family since 1894.
Colonel Joseph Buckner Sullivan, son of Joseph James Sullivan and Mary Helen Buckner, is a native of Seattle, Washington. COL Sullivan attended Shrivenham American University in England in 1945. He was graduated from the University of Washington, receiving a BS in Education in 1948, as well as a BS in Pharmacy in 1952. He also attended the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, National War College, Armed Forces Staff College, Chemical Corps School and the Army Medical Field Service School.
COL Sullivan originally enlisted service with the 50th General Hospital in World War II European Theater of Operations. He was commissioned 2nd lieutenant in the Chemical Corps U.S. Army Reserve in 1949. After thirty-four years’ continuous service in active reserve, COL Sullivan retired in 1984 as a Colonel (0-6) Medical Service Corps. He then worked as a pharmacist and food chemist in the retail industry, retiring in 1989.
COL Sullivan is married to Betty Mae (Williams) Sullivan, and they have a daughter: Kathleen Marie Sullivan; and two granddaughters: Maya Cecelia Sullivan and Miranda Paige Hamblin. The Sullivans reside in Seattle, Washington.
Colonel Sullivan was granted armorial bearings by the Chief Herald of Ireland in 2002. His Arms are listed in Burke’s Peerage and Gentry International Register of Arms and the American College of Heraldry.
In addition, COL Sullivan is a member of the Seattle Last Man’s Club of World War II (past President and permanent Secretary-Treasurer); the Reserve Officers Association of the U.S Department of Washington past president (1976); the Seattle Genealogical Society (past Treasurer, 1989); Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity (1949); Washington State Pharmacist’s Association, American Legion, VFW, Senior Army Reserve Commander’s Association., Association of the U.S. Army.
A Roman Catholic, COL Sullivan is a member Saint James Cathedral Parish in Seattle, Washington.
Michael Scott Swisher was born in Stillwater, Minnesota. He attended Vanderbilt University and the University of Minnesota.
He has worked as the Director of the First State Bank & Trust since 1999, the Director of Universal Financial Services since 1991 and as the Director of the Valley Agencies, Inc., since 1991. He currently serves as their Chairman.
Social and fraternal
Shelby Jean Dean Ward was born to Homer Austin Dean and Ilah Josephine Nation in Jackson County, AL. She married Dee Wallace Ward, Jr. and has one son Stephen Dee Ward.
Mrs. Ward attended Alabama Polytechnic Institute which is now Auburn University. She is the President of SDW Real Estate Investments, a travel consultant with Adventure Travel, and the Secretary - Treasurer of Rayward Realty and Wardean, Inc.
Lowry Rush Watkins, Jr., a native of Louisville, Kentucky, was the son of Barbara Bullitt and Lowry Rush Watkins. Mr. Watkins attended Aquinas Preparatory School and was then graduated from the University of Louisville with a B.S.C. in Finance.
Mr. Watkins is a licensed pilot, rated as a flight and ground instructor, instrument, glider, seaplane, DC-3, B-25, B-17. He is a semi-retired real estate developer.
Mr. Watkins is a member of Pendennis Club, Oxmoor Country Club, University Club, Limestone Bay Yacht Club, and Captain’s Quarters Yacht Club. He enjoys boating, flying, polo, genealogy, dancing, and American and European history.
He is a Sponsor of the University of Louisville, School of Business, having established an Award, Lecture, Scholarship Chair. Mr. Watkins is also a Sponsor of University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, having established the William Marshall Bullitt Award, Lecture, Scholarship, Chair. He also endowed the Thomas Walker Bullitt Scholarship at Centre College in Kentucky, in memory of his great grandfather. Mr. Watkins is a Sponsor of the Oldham County Historical Society, College Summer Internship in History.
He is a contributing author for the best-seller Solicitor General Bullitt: The Life of William Marshall Bullitt, a biography about his maternal grandfather. Mr. Watkins is a lifelong Episcopalian.
Linda Kay Vandenberg White is the daughter of the late USAF Col. (ret) Duane Evert Vandenberg, and Peggy Joyce Ward Vandenberg. Linda is a native of Houston, Texas, and is married to David Newton White, P.E., Owner of Instrument & Supply. David and Linda have one son, Matthew Cooper White.
Linda received a B.S.E. in Special Education, and an M.Ed. in Elementary Counseling. She has completed post-graduate studies at Henderson State University and the Central Institute of Deaf in St. Louis. Linda's career has been diverse. She was a special educator for the deaf; blind; multi-handicapped; learning disabled; and mentally retarded. Linda was previously the Vice Principal at SWJHS in the Hot Springs School District; a Rehabilitation Counselor for Adult and Deaf Education; the owner of Camille (a retail Store); and the owner L.K. White Realty, Inc. Linda is a member of the Life Time Million Dollar Club, and the only HS Woman to sell $1 million in her 1st year.
Linda is the former Arkansas State Secretary for the Catholic Daughters of America. She and her husband attend St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. She is a member of CCW; the Mortar Board; and a 51-year member of Kappa Alpha Theta (Delta Nu Chapter), having also served as Arkansas State President.
Sharyn “Shari” Kelley Worrell, a native of Lynn, Massachusetts is the daughter of Richard Allen and Norma Lovett (Gregory) Kelley. She has a son, Ryan Richard Worrell, Esq. and enjoyed a career as a flight attendant; now retired. She has three grandsons; Ryan, Jr., Daniel and Oliver. Shari is involved with numerous avocational pursuits and devotes significant time to the lineage society community, where she has served in many organizations in various capacities.
Who’s Who in America
Who’s Who in the World
Who’s Who Among American Women
NSDU Centennial Ancestor Book
Shari is very active in volunteer organizations, including, at various times: Boy Scouts of America where she developed religious growth programs and was awarded Den Leader of the Year Award, Chartered Organization Rep of the Year and the Servant of Youth Award; President of the Good Shepherd Hospital Auxiliary where she created an ongoing Children’s Art Display in the Cardiac wing; served on the Los Angeles MDA board and co-founded the Young Women’s League for Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Shari is a member of First United Methodist Church of Canoga Park. She has served her church in many roles including New Member Chairman; Secretary of the Congregation; Assistant Superintendent of Sunday School; Secretary of the Board of Education; Public Relations Chair for the school and church.
Additionally, she is a member of the Clipped Wings; the Speakers’ Bureau for Los-Angeles Based Flight Attendants; and the Immanuel Lutheran School Education Foundation.
Shari also lobbied for three years for the exoneration of the remaining six “Salem Witches” whom were executed in 1692. On October 31, 2001, Acting Gov. Jane Swift (of Massachusetts) signed the Bill into Law, exonerating all six. Shari’s Committee held a Memorial service in June 2002 in Salem, Massachusetts for these martyrs.
She holds membership in numerous genealogical research societies and family associations. They include: Barrington Historical Society; Essex Society of Genealogists; Isaac Cummings Family Association; New England Historic Genealogical Society; New Hampshire Historical Society New Hampshire Society of Genealogists; Swift River Valley Historical Society; The American Genealogist; Topsfield Historical Society; Towne Family Associations.
LCDR Richard Morgan Wright, Jr., USCG (Ret.) was born at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA, the son of Captain Richard Morgan Wright, US Navy (US Naval Academy, ’41, Pearl Harbor – USS Tennessee (BB-43), World War II submariner (seven war patrols), Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Navy and Marine Corps Medal and Knighted by Queen Juliana of the Netherlands as a Commander, Order of the Oranje Nassau) and Marilyn (Burgess) Wright. He married Diane Lynn Morgan and has two children Kelley Jean Wright and Julie Ann Wright.
He has Bachelor of Arts, History from the University of West Florida, 1974, Master of Arts, Economics from the University of West Florida, 1978, and U.S. Army Aviation School, 1970.
Captain, U.S. Marine Corps 1969-1978
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Coast Guard 1978-1994
Membership in the following non-Hereditary societies and organizations:
Listed In (Publications)
"U.S. Coast Guard Aviation, 1916 - 1996"
"So Others May Live - Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue Swimmers"