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Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter Second Quarterly Meeting 2017

Chapter Vice President Frank Gibson calls to order the June 23rd meeting with Chaplain Bill Sammons (center) and Color Sergeant Michael Keyserling at his side prior to invocation and pledges.

Secretary Ivan Bennett introduces guest speaker Compatriot Ted Carothers about to make a terrific presentation on the exploits and accomplishments of South Carolina Patriots during the war years.

Chapter members and guests at the Dataw Island Club listen to our guest speaker.

Past SC Society President and Chapter Compatriot Wayne Cousar addresses the 43 attendees of the June 2017 meeting on the great success of the recent SC Society's Annual Meeting held in Beaufort in April.

Secretary Ivan Bennett presents Tom Burnett with the SAR Gold lapel pin for his contributions to the success of the SC Society annual meeting. He was one of sixteen chapter members to be so honored.

Vice President Frank Gibson swears in newly approved SAR member Daryll Samples.

Vice President Gibson applauds Lt Col John Carothers, USA Ret., after receiving the SAR War Service Medal.

Ted Carothers, father of Lt Col John Carothers, was also honored with the SAR Military Service Medal for his US Army service.

Chapter Historian Tom Burnett with a moment in history on the Battle of Sullivan's Island fought 242 years ago this week.

Compatriot Joel Holden (left) received a Certificate of Appreciation for his March 2017 meeting presentation on the history of Dataw Island and Dana Cheney was presented the SAR Military Service Medal for his US Navy service as a Lithographer

2017 Annual South Carolina Society Meeting Beaufort
Friday at Bull Point Plantation, Seaboork , SC

Tom Burnett manning the registration table with Society Pres. Wayne Cousar, Frank Gibson checking in.

Wayne Cousar and Chapter President Claude Dinkins.

Edd Richburg, outgoing State Society Registrar giving class. Eleceted Society President for 2017-2018

Society Chaplain Lawrence Peebles lights a candle for Chapter Compatriot Tom Garrett at the Annual Memorial Service for those members the Society has lost over the past year.

Chapter Secretary Ivan Bennett is presented the Silver Medal of Appreciation by Society President Wayne Cousar in grateful recognition of outstanding service to the National Society of the CAR.

Chapter Compatriot Carroll Crowther was presented the SAR's highest achievement award, the Patriot Medal, representing long, faithful and outstanding service at the state or chapter level. Past SC Society President Ted Morten stands at left.

Compatriot Paul Griffin and wife Jackie listen to guest speaker Dr. Larry Rowland at the Bull Point Plantation Frogmore Stew gathering.

Some of the Bull Point attendees at the right, Anita Henson, Mary Ann Mikell, Jackie and Paul Griffin.

Our faithful and attentive bar tender Compatriot Joe Harden.

Paul Griffin and wife Jackie with Anita Henson.

Tom Mikell and wife Mary Ann with Sam Chesnutt.

Chaplain Bill Sammons and wife Kathey wave goodnight as they leave the island at sunset.

Chapter members gather for group photo. Standing and back row (L-R) Paul and Jackie Griffin, Tom Burnett, Mary Ann and Tom Mikell, Frank Gibson, Bill Sammons, Joe Riddle, Susan Bennett and Jody Henson. Front row sitting Ginny Burnett, Wayne Cousar, Carroll Crowther, Glady Cousar, Kathey Sammons, Nancy Crowther, Jeannie Riddle, Ivan Bennett and Anita Henson.

The South Carolina SAR Society Officers for 2017-2018. (L-R) Bob Krause, Upstate VP; Wayne Cousar, VP Chapter Renewal & Revitalization; Rick Corbitt, VP Chapter Formation & Development; Edd Richburg, Society President; Dan Woodruff, Secretary; Bailey Keeling, Registrar; Carroll Crowther, Joint-Chairman Patriot Graves; Nat Kamininski, Recording Secretary. Photo by Thomas C. Hanson.

Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter First Quarterly Meeting 2017

Chaplain Bill Sammons gives Invocation

President Claude Dinkins turns the floor over to State Society President Wayne Cousar to discuss SC Society Annual meeting.

Vice President Frank Gibson addresses the fine chapter gathering for lunch and meeting.

Chapter Compatriot Joel Holden makes a terrific presentation to our 47 attendees on the history of Dataw Island.

Chapter President Claude Dinkins with new compatriots Tim Key and Mike Monahan after installation with Vice President Frank Gibson and Secretary Ivan Bennett.

President Claude Dinkins presents Compatriot Tom case with his VeteransCorps certificate in honor of his Vietnam Service

Tom with his certificate

Historian Tom Burnett with This Moment in History

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Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter Third Quarterly Meeting 2016

Guest speaker Dan Battle gave a very detailed presentation on The Battle of Port Royal Island, Feb 3, 1779 including some details on the location of the actual battle site being acquired by the SC Battleground Preservation Trust.

Chapter Compatriot Ivan Bennett discussed the General Society of the Sons of the Revolution with our attendees. Founded in 1876 by members of the Society of Cincinnati wishing to broaden participation in preserving the American Heritage on the eve of this country's centennial, thirteen years before the founding of the SAR. Ivan assumed the State Society's role of President as of Oct 1, 2016.

Compatriot Maj. John Simpson, USMC Ret., was presented his SAR VeteransCorps Certificate in honor of his military service from President Claude Dinkins.

Secretary Tom Wilson pins SAR rosette on new member Paul Griffin after President Claude Dinkins swore him in.

Some of the thirty members and guests attending the quarterly meeting.

Secretary Frank Gibson, at left, and President Claude Dinkins swear in new member Jeff Hewitt with his father, Capt. Dean Hewitt at right.

Frank Gibson, Past President Jody Henson, Claude Dinkins, Jeff and Capt. Dean Hewitt along with Past President Michael Keyserling participated in this special installation held at The Tavern at Royal Pines on September 23, 2016.

Compatriot Capt. Dean Hewitt places SAR Rosette on Jeff as he did son Tom last year.

Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter Second Quarterly Meeting 2016

Early arrivals Jody Henson with wife Anita and her mother Priscilla catch up with guest speaker Robert de Treville and his good friends, Milt and Diana Rundquist.

Mr. and Mrs. Crowther and Cousar greet Gen. Jim Shufelt and wife Charlene.

Compatriot Thomas Logan fills in for Chaplain Sammons giving invocation.

Compatriot Frank Gibson enjoys lunch with de Treville family.

Attendees listening to Vice President Tom Mikell as he calls upon our guest speaker.

Guest speaker Maj. Robert E. de Treville, USA Ret. speaks to the attendees including many family members.

Secretary Tom Wilson requests approval of minutes from 1st Quarterly March meeting.

President Claude Dinkins recognizes Compatriot Bill Ten Eyck for his US Army Military Service as a 38 jump Sr. Parachutist with the 82 Airborne, by awarding him the SAR Veteran Corps Certificate.

State Society President Wayne Cousar gives the attendees the good news about Beaufort hosting the SC Society Annual Meeting on April 21 and 22, 2017. More details to follow.

Past Chapter President with Jeanne, Mrs. Charles Aimar, at meeting end.

225th Commemoration of George Washington's Southern Tour, Camden SC,
May 25, 2016

State Society President Wayne Cousar with Society wreath.

Compatriot Carroll Crowther with Chapter's wreath.

Gladys Cousar and Nancy Crowther with Thomas Heyward, Jr DAR Chapter wreath.

Society President Wayne Cousar.

Society Sr. Vice President and Camden host Chapter President Bill Vartorella.

Presentation of Proclamation for days events commemoration.

Color Guard.

Commemoration of Battle of Camden site.

235th Commemoration of the Battle of Fort Watson April 23, 2016

South Carolina Historical Marker at the site of the Siege of Fort Watson, April 15 - 23, 1781

Chapter Compatriots SC Society President Wayne Cousar at left with Jody Henson and respective State and Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter wreaths prior to service.

Matthew Singleton Chapter President Frank Brown at the lectern after President Wayne Cousar placed SC wreath.

Fort Watson history presentation by Compatriot Glenn Givens of the Matthew Singleton Chapter, Sumter, SC.

2546 L-R State Treasurer Greg Ohanesian and President Wayne Cousar with SC Society wreath, Doug Doster with Battle of Eutaw Springs Chapter wreath, DAR wreath and representative, Francis Marion Association representative with wreath, Vice President of the Matthew Singleton Chapter, Johnnie Raffield, with wreath, Jody Henson with Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter wreath.

All SAR attendees and wreath presenters attending the commemoration.

Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter First Quarterly Meeting 2016

We had 42 attendees for our first meeting of the year including 26 Chapter members. Guest Ivan Bennett of the HHI Dr. George Mosse Chapter discussed the Beaufort County Children of the Revolution Chapter to start the meeting off during lunch.

Guest speaker Compatriot Ted Carothers gives us serious thought on Battle of Kings Mountain.

Assisting Ted was his son Compatriot Lt. Col. John Carothers who discussed the importance of the deadly smooth bore muskets used by the sharpshooting Patriots in making this a decisive victory.

Vice President Tom Mikell presents the SAR Color Guard Medal to Frank Wood for his five years as the protector of our colors and making sure they were at all meetings and events during that time.

Compatriots Frank Gibson, center, and Tom Anderson were honored for their Military Service with SAR Veteran Corps Certificates by Vice President Tom Mikell at left.

Historian Dr. Tom Burnett gives us few moments in historical time at the conclusion of the meeting.

2016 Annual South Carolina Society Meeting, Columbia, SC

Compatriot Carroll Crowther receives SAR Award.

Chapter President Claude Dinkins receives Red Chapter Americanism Steamer along with four other Chapters. South Atlantic VP General Ed Rigel at far left and SC Society President Greg Greenawalt at far right.

Outgoing Senior Vice President of the South Carolina Society, Compatriot Wayne Cousar.

Wayne Cousar receives South Carolina Society President's neck ribbon from outgoing President Greg Greenawalt after official installation.

Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter members and wives attended the Annual Meeting. L-R Claude Dinkins, Tom Wilson, Frank Gibson, Carroll and Nancy Crowther, Gladys and Wayne Cousar and Anita and Jody Henson. Present but not shown Michael Keyserling.

Chapter Compatriots in attendance in support of new State Society President Wayne Cousar.

Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter Third Quarterly Meeting 2015

Historian Tom Burnett gives invocation at The Tavern in Royal Pines.

Dean Moss, Ex. Director of the Spanish Moss Trail, makes presentation to over thirty five members and guests.

Compatriot Joe Riddle receives Certificate of Appreciation from Pres. Michael Keyserling after speaking on his Patriot Ancestor, Pvt. James McCracken of South Carolina.

Compatriot John Youmans receives a Certificate of patriotism from Pres. Michael Keyserling in honor of his Service as a US Naval Aviator.

Pres. Michael Keyserling honors Compatriot Paul Steele with his Certificate of Patriotism for his Vietnam War Service.

Compatriot William Thomas Logan was presented his second Lamplighter Award by the SAR for his continued support of the Center for Advancing America's Heritage.

Secretary Claude Dinkins and President Michael Keyserling present Lady's Island Country Club owner Jeff Fisher and Manager Patty Huckabee with the SAR Flag Certificate for flying the United States flag for patriotic purposes while meeting all protocol.

Compatriot Tom Hewitt is sworn in by President Michael Keyserling as his father, Compatriot Dean Hewitt, places the SAR Rosette on his lapel.

City Councilman Phil Cromer reads Beaufort's Proclamation making the week of Sep 14-18 Constitution Week.  The reading program was sponsored by the Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the DAR at the Henry Chambers Water Front Park.

Gov. Paul Hamilton Compatriots gather at the bust of Thomas Heyward, Jr. for the DAR program. Tommy Logan, Jody Henson, Joe Riddle, Tom Wilson and Dana Chaney.  Compatriot Don Starkey took the photo and Compatriots Tom Burnett and John Simpson arrived shortly thereafter.

Anita Henson, DAR Constitution Week Chairperson, reads the Preamble to the Constitution.

Thomas Heyward, Jr. DAR Chapter members stand with City Councilman Phil Cromer at the bust of Heyward in the waterfront park.

Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter Second Quarterly Meeting 2015

Start of June 19th meeting at The Tavern at Royal Pines.

Guest Speaker USC Beaufort Assistant Professor Brent Morris

Chapter Officers and wives .

Chapter Compatriots and guests take in presentation.

Past State President Carroll Crowther pins new Compatriot Steve Melvin.

Chapter Compatriot Wayne Cousar, new Society Sr. Vice President, has VP Tom Mikell present Chapter Americanism Points Streamer.

May 2015 Annual South Carolina Society Meeting, Columbia, SC

New South Carolina SAR Society Officers were sworn in at the May Annual Society Meeting held in Columbia. L-R: President Greg Greenawalt; Sr. Vice President Wayne Cousar; Secretary Dan Woodruff; Pee Dee Reg. VP Fred Oaks; Piedmont Reg. VP Norm Pigeon; Upstate Reg. VP Bob Krause; Midlands Reg. VP Doug Doster and Registrar Edd Richburg.

Incoming President Greg Greenawalt, left, about to accept SC Society SAR Flag from outgoing President Dan Woodruff. Head of Society Color Guard Bob Krause stands with flag

New SC Society President Greenawalt stands proudly with Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter Compatriot Wayne Cousar, our new SC Society Senior Vice President.

Nancy and Compatriot Carroll Crowther with granddaughter Elizabeth Crowther, recipient of the 2015 SC Society Education Scholarship. Elizabeth, of Beaufort, will be attending Clemson University.

Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter First Quarterly Meeting 2015

Chapter VP Tom Mikell with Beaufort County Historical Society President Mary Lou Brewton

Joint meeting of 130 attendees at The Tavern in Royal Pines included Chapter and Beaufort County Historical Society members.

Compatriot Tom Mikell gives an accounting of the First Battle of Port Royal Island, aka Battle of Grays Hill, fought on Feb 3, 1779.  

President Michael Keyserling presents Compatriot Thomas Logan (left) with the SAR Lamplighter Award for his signifant contributions to the SAR Center for Advancing America's Heritage.

Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter Christmas Formal Meeting 2014

Compatriot John Youmans and wife Pat check in attendees

President Michael Keyserling greets everyone

VP Tom Mikell with Speaker Richard D. Porcher, noted author concerning the Lowcountry Rice Kingdom

Bill Sammons, VP Tom Mikell and Bill Elliott share lifetime Beaufort memories

Katherine and David Easlick with Anita Henson

Tom Garrett, Ann and Joel Holden 

Bill and Kathey Sammons.

Jody and Anita Henson

Historian Dr. Tom Burnett and Treasurer Dr. Bill Sammons sworn in by State Society President Dan Woodruff

Compatriots Wayne Cousar, Carroll Crowther, State President Dan Woodruff and Jack Jackson 

Rembrandt Peale's Porthole Painting of Gen. George Washington Beaufort Academy SAR Dedication Nov 11, 2014

4th Grade Teacher Susan DiFabio introduces Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter  members to Beaufort Academy faculty and students on Veterans Day, 2014.

Olivia Dinkins, granddaughter of Compatriot Claude Dinkins, accepts portrait of Gen. George Washington from the SAR and praises all veterans including Washington among our first.

Beaufort Academy Headmaster Stephen Schools, at left, congratulates Chapter Veterans (L-R) Jody Henson, Wayne Cousar, Claude Dinkins and Col. Charley Stockell following portrait unveiling.

4th grade students Katherine Taylor, Alex Compton, Lucas Matte, with Charley Stockell, Kate Luckey and Brock Bekemeyer.

Wayne Cousar with 4th graders Alex Roberts, Alex Compton, Katherine Taylor, Roman Evans, Ledare Pingree, Jody Henson, Charley Stockell, Jayden Gibson .

Preston Aivaz, Ansh Patel, Nigel Bell, Charley Stockell and Jody Henson.

Seniors, McKenzie Blake and Jack Olsson with the George Washington portrait.

Beaufort Academy Learning Center.

Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter Third Quarterly Meeting 2014

Chapter Compatriot Stewart DeWitt was the featured speaker, discussing the Battle of Trenton, December 25-26, 1776, and the role his patriot ancestor George Pepperell Frost played in the fight.

A new meeting location, The Tavern at Lady's Island Country Club.

Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter Second Quarterly Meeting 2014

Color Sergeant Frank Wood and wife Barbara greet new Compatriot John Youmans and wife Pat.

Guest speaker Paul Steele discussed the life of his Patriot Ancestor, John Cooke.  Here showing a photo of Cooke's grave marker.   

Nancy and Sam Chesnutt enjoy lunch with Kathey and Chaplain Dr. Bill Sammons.

Dana Cheney, left, and wife Bonita at right, meet new applicant Joe Riddle and wife Jeannie, attending their first Chapter meeting.

President Michael Keyserling places SAR Rosette on new Chapter Compatriot John Youmans.


Jody Henson fills in for Eagle Scout Chairman Henry Chambers in recognizing Eagle Scout applicant Brian Lentz for 2014.  

April 2014 Annual South Carolina Society Meeting Columbia, SC

Past President Jody Henson delivered chapter donated snack and toiletry items to Volunteer Gayle Melgis of the USO in Columbia, SC.

South Carolina Society Color Guardsmen Bob Krause and Doug Doster.

Compatriot Wayne Cousar receives the Silver Roger Sherman Medal along with Treasurer Greg Ohanesian and Historian JD Norris from Society President Carroll Crowther.

With past Society President and Guest Speaker Vic Brandt and wife Anne, Gladys and Wayne Cousar, Carroll and Nancy Crowther, Anita and Jody Henson.

Memorial Service Candles lit for 20 Compatriots lost over the past year, including Chapter Members David Easterling and Reeve Sams.

Gov. Paul Hamilton Americanism Poster submitted by Holy Trinity Classical Christian School student Caroline O'Neal took "State Honors". Our third State Champion in as many years.

Runnerup Poster with this years subject "The Swamp Fox".

Cake celebrating the South Carolina Society's 125th Year.

Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter First Quarterly Meeting 2014

Chapter Eagle Scout of the Year, Jackson Canaday, presented Certificate of Recognition by Past President Jody Henson

Compatriot Tom Wilson discusses his Patriot Ancestor James Pliney Wilson.

Lady's Island Middle School student Jake Giammatteo receives Bronze Good Citizenship Medal and Certificate from President Michael Keyserling.  

SAR award recipient Jake Giammatteo with father, Guy, and mother, Joan.

Allyson Harden with Marguerite and Compatriot Tom Garrett.

Compatriots Tom Case, Frank Axmann and Joel Horry with  Dana Cheney and Billy Syfrett in background.

Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter Annual December Meeting 2013

SC Society President Carrol Crowther addresses members and quests.

Korean War Veterans Col. Russ Rawls, Capt. Dean Hewitt and Sam Chesnutt were recognized with the SAR War Service Medal.

President Jody Henson presents Owen Hand SAR Bronze Good Citizenship Medal for leading Beaufort's Honor Flight for War Veterans.

Compatriot Bill Anderson receives SAR Lamplighter Award from President Jody Henson.

DAR member Anita Henson was presented the Martha Washington Medal by President Jody  Henson for her support of the chapter.

SC Society President Carroll Crowther passes the chapter gavel on to new President Michael Keyserling after installation.

Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter Third Quarterly Meeting 2013

Constitution Week guest speaker Wells Morrison, retired FBI. Great presentation on "UA Flt. 93 Crash Site, Shanksville, PA on 9-11".

Capt. Dean Hewitt honored for 10 Years of service to the SAR by Sec Tom Mikell.

New member David Easlick has his SAR Rosette pinned by State Society President Carroll Crowther.

New members David Easlick and Perry Gesell are sworn in by Secretary Tom Mikell.

State Society President Carroll Crowther speaking with Lowcountry Vice President Paul Grier in view.

Compatriot and President of the Heritage Society of Beaufort, Wayne Cousar, discusses slate of Chapter Officers for 2014 and annual HSOB Fall Lowcountry Supper event in October.

Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter Second Quarterly Meeting 2013

SAR Patriot Grave Marker for Maj. Gen. John Barnwell and wreath placed by Compatriot Bill Ten Eyck on June 9th., Parish Church of St. Helena.

Attending Reenactors Charles Bridges, Jack and Toni Jackson, Dana and Bonita Cheney, and John Barnwell descendant Gilda Barnwell were guests of the chapter after the Barnwell memorial service.

Color Sergeant Frank Wood places the 2013 Americanism Streamer Award on the Chapter's SAR Flag.

V. Pres. Michael Keyserling pins Col. Charley Stockell for 15 years service to the SAR. Col. Russ Rawls awaits his presentation for 35 year service pin and certificate.


Michael Keyserling places Rosette on new member Andrew Drexel as new member Tom Burnett watches.

Compatriot J. Keels Smith was honored with a memorial service and had an SAR Member Marker placed on his grave marker. At left SC Society Midlands Regional VP Doug Doster, family friend Setsuko, Mrs. J. Keels "Betty" Smith and Jody Henson.

Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter First Quarterly Meeting Cotton Hall 2013

Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter First Quarterly Meeting at Cotton Hall Plantation

Guest Speaker VP Michael Keyserling, "Battle of the Combahee"

SC Independent Company members Ashley Chapman, Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site Park Manager and Alan Stello, The Powder Magazine Museum Director

Chapter Members L-R David Heape, Jody Henson, Tom Anderson, Joe Harden, Dean Cullison, Sam Chesnutt, Carroll Crowther, Frank Gibson, Baxter McLendon, Don Starkey, Wayne Cousar, Michael Keyserling, Chester Cotter, Thomas Logan, Billy Syfrett, Claude Dinkins, Walter Lubkin and Bill Sammons.


Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter Annual December Meeting 2012

15 year service award is presented to Col. Chester Cotter by President Jody Henson

After presenting " Ben Franklin Recalls George Washington" guest speaker Steve Nousen is presented the SAR Good Citizen Medal from President Jody Henson

South Carolina Society SAR President John Ramsey addresses the meeting.

SCSSAR President and Mrs. Ramsey with Ben Franklin

Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter Third Quarterly Meeting 2012

Jody Henson with Constitution speakers (L - R) Joel Holden, Bob Sadler, Pete Dickerson and Henry Chambers

New member Bob Hartzog with his SAR sponsoring member Capt. Dean Cullison.

Compatriot Col. Cud Baird was presented his 30th Service Anniversary certificate and pin, shown with daughter Norma Stice at their home.

Jim Robinson as President of the Dr. George Mosse Chapter

Flag Certificate presented to Bob Barnes Gen. Mgr Holiday Inn, Nikki Williams Sales Group Mgr and Robert McKenna Ex. Chef.

L- R David Easterling, Marguerite and Tom Garrett and Joan Easterling.

Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter Second Quarterly Meeting 2012

Wayne Cousar presenting on the "Battle of Sullivan's Island".

Compatriots Dean Hewett and Bill Paddock.

Most attentive Compatriots and wives.

Compatriots Tom Case and Tom Garrett receive 10 and 15 year service award pins.

State VP Wayne and Gladys Cousar.

Compatriot Tom Anderson and Bill Davies.

Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter First Quarterly Meeting 2012

Andy Beall, South Carolina SAR Chair for Eagle Scout Awards, speaks on Gov. Paul Hamilton at recent SAR Chapter luncheon.

Don Starkey (Revolutionary War ancestor Thomas Keeney) inducted into Sons of the American Revolution at SAR March 2012 Meeting, and receives rosette from Secretary Tom Mikell.

Bill Paddock (45 year member, center) and Dean Cullison (20 year member, right) receive Length of Service certificates from SAR Chapter Secretary Tom Mikell at the March 2012 meeting.

Col. Charley Stockell (Ret.) was awarded the Legion of Honor by the French Government for his service in France during World War II (with his wife, Lee).

Carroll Crowther briefed members at the March 2012 meeting about the planned Spring Historical Field Trip to the SC upcountry near Clemson and Pendleton (scheduled for May 15-16).

Compatriot Chester Cotter, and his wife Patricia, found time to chat with President Jody Henson (left) prior to the luncheon meeting on March 16th.

April 2012 Annual South Carolina Society Meeting Columbia, SC

President Jody Henson presented Chapter Americanism Award and Streamer.

Swearing in of new State Officers, Compatriot Carroll Crowther, Sr. Vice President (at far right) .

New State Society President John Ramsey of Charleston's Maj. Gen. Moultrie Chapter. 

John Ramsey addresses all attendees.

Andy Beall with State Eagle Scout Award Recipient David Alan Sanders of West Union, SC and his mother Tracy and father Milton.

New State Society Officers.
(Front L-R) Doug Doster, VP Midlands; Carroll Crowther, Sr VP; Pres. John Ramsey; Dan Woodruff, Sec; Mark Anthony, VP Upstate.
(Back L-R) Charlie Newcomer, Dist. VP; Jim Wyrosdick, Genealogist; David Johnson, Chaplain; J.D. Norris, Historian; Rick Corbett, VP.

Gov. Paul Hamilton attendees Andy Beall, Dean Cullison, Carroll Crowther and Jody Henson.

Jody and Anita Henson and Carroll and Nancy Crowther in attendance.


2012 George Washington's 280th Birthday Observance
Columbia, SC

Service Invocation

SAR Color Guard

President Jody Henson with Carroll Crowther and Wayne Cousar

SC Society President Mark Anthony

Anthony thanks guest speaker
Maj. Gen. Robert Livingston
Adjutant General, Military Dept. of SC

Wreaths placed by SAR Chapters & other Heritage Organizations  

More 2012 Photos

SC Society VP Wayne Cousar makes presentation to Henry Laurens Chapter (Aiken, SC) on Battle of Ft. Sullivan.

Wayne Cousar and new Laurens Chapter Pres John Heaton and VP Charles Hilton with SC Society SR VP Carroll Crowther.

Wayne Cousar and Carroll Crowther with SC Soc. Pres. John Ramsey at Aug 18th Musgrove Mill Commemoration Service.

Jody Henson at The Hermitage and Andrew Jackson Museum, Nashville, TN.

SAR Patriot Marker of Andrew Jackson.

Tomb of Pres. Andrew Jackson and wife Rachel.

2011 Year End Formal Dinner

Pres. Jody Henson presents Past Pres. Wayne Cousar with Meritorious Service Medal.

Compatriot WW II Veterans Col. Cud Baird, Col. Charles Stockell and Capt. Dean Cullison awarded the War Service Medal.

SC Society Pres. Mark Anthony swares in Officers & Staff for 2012

Guest speaker SC Society President Mark Anthony.

Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter Third Quarterly Meeting 2011

Guest speaker Past SC Society Pres. Capt. Dean Cullison "The American Revolutionary War at Sea".

Vice President Jody Henson; State Secretary Dan Woodruff; Past State President Capt. Dean Cullison; President Wayne Cousar

SC Society Secretary Dan Woodruff presents memberships to Claude Dinkins and Joe Harden.

SC Society Secretary Dan Woodruff presents memberships to David Easterling and Joel Horry.

Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter Second Quarterly Meeting 2011

Guest Speaker Prof. Cal Smith, USC Aiken Professor Emeritus discussing Kings Mountain hero Patriot Col. James Williams.

New members Frank Wood and Bill Anderson were installed

Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter First Quarterly Meeting 2011

Alton Fanning playing our National Anthem at the start of the meeting.

Tom Mikell presenting the program for the meeting on Tom Brown.

Our newest members of the Paul Hamilton Chapter (from L to R: Michael Keyserling, Treasurer; new compatriot Walter Lubkin, Jr., and new compatriot Frank Gibson III).

Michael Keyserling places the SAR lapel pin on new compatriot Walter Lubkin, Jr

Michael Keyserling places the SAR lapel pin on new compatriot Frank Gibson, III.

Andy Beall discussing the Eagle Scout program.

South Carolina State SAR Convention 2011

Dean Cullison with PATRIOT MEDAL award.

Carroll L. Crowther accepting, for himself and his brother Pat Crowther, the MSM from SCSSAR president Dr. Ted Morton Onlooking is NSSAR Treasurer General Steve Leishman.

Compatriot Dean Cullison accepting the PATRIOT MEDAL from SCSSAR president Dr. Ted Morton.

Carroll Crowther & Dean Cullison with their awards.

Carroll & Nancy Crowther and Wayne & Gladys Cousar representing the Gov Paul Hamilton Chapter at the society annual meeting.

Chapter Americanism Award Dean Cullison and others

SAR Patriot Andrew Smoke Grave Marker ceremony held at the Smoke Family Cemetery on March 19th 2011.

Doug Doster, immediate past South Carolina SAR Society President.

SAR Chapter Members Jody Henson, Dean Cullison, Doug Doster, Carroll Crowther and Andrew Smoke descendant J. Keels Smith.

Mrs. J. Keels Smith (Betty), Setsuko, care giver for deceased chapter member and Andrew Smoke descendant Lt. Gen. Jacob Smart, Doug Doster, Carroll Crowther and J. Keels Smith.

Foot stone and SAR Patriot Grave Marker for Pvt. Andrew Smoke, SC Militia.        

2010 Formal Dinner Photos

Dean Cullison awarded Meritorious Service and Liberty Medal by State Pres. Rev. Ted Morton

State Pres. Rev. Ted Morton swearing in chapter officers

Chapter officers for 2011.

Henrietta and Rev. Ted Morton

Compatriot Brad Cousar with mother Gladys and father Chapter Pres. Wayne Cousar.

Compatriot Dr. Bill Sammons and Vice Pres. Jody Henson

More Photos

President Wayne Cousar awarding ribbons for Parade Winners at Fourth of July Parade at Eagle Point, Manning, SC.

Wayne Cousar and Carroll Crowther with Mr & Mrs. Doug MacIntyre at Oct 2011 Gen. Wm. Moultrie Chapter Meeting.

Restoration of Historical Marker
Battle of Port Royal Island 1779
Bubba Von Harten and Thomas Logan

President Cousar receives Chapter's 2010 Americanism Award from State SAR President Doug Doster