Georgia Society News Archive
Spring 2009 Bulletin
With his wife, Judy, Governor General John Bourne traveled to Georgia to be the speaker at the joint meeting of the Georgia Society OFPA and the General Society of the War of 1812 on November 1, 2008. Thirteen OFPA members and 12 members of the Society of the War of 1812 attended this meeting. Governor General Bourne spoke on Fort McIntosh, Ohio.
General Lachlan McIntosh built Fort McIntosh during the American Revolution in 1778 on a commanding plateau above the Ohio River at what would become the town of Beaver,
Pennsylvania. It was the first fort built by the Continental Army north of the Ohio River, as a direct challenge to the British stronghold at Detroit. It was the headquarters of the
largest army to serve west of the
Alleghenies. Its purpose was to protect the western frontier from possible attacks by the British and from raids by their Native American allies. The fort, large for a frontier setting, at one time had a garrison of about 1,500 men.
McIntosh was assigned by General George Washington as Commander of the Western Department of the Continental Army.
Fall Bulletin 2008
The Georgia Society OFPA has participated in two dedications with other lineage societies.
In May 2008, and at the invitation of the
Georgia Society Daughters of 1812, Deputy Governor General Charles Hampton (also
Georgia State Governor), represented the
Order of Founders of Patriots at the dedication of the Historical Marker for Point Peter.
Eighteen days after the signing of the Treaty of Ghent in Belgium, “at Point Peter, a narrow peninsula along the marshy coast of Georgia, British and U.S. troops waged the last major battle of the War of 1812.” Two days after the Battle of New Orleans, 1500 British troops
invaded Cumberland Island, near Point Peter and staged a two-pronged-attack against the fort. The treaty was signed, but the
commanders, not receiving the news,
attacked the 130 men stationed at Point Peter with 600 British troops and seized the town of St. Marys. After the fighting was done, the British burned the fort, barracks and magazine. After looting Point Peter, Cumberland Island and St. Mary’s, the British left the area. Thus ended the War of 1812. – on January 11, 1815.
On June 21, 2008 Charles Hampton
represented the OFPA at the 100th
Anniversary of the dedication of the
Confederate Monument in Forsyth, Georgia, sponsored by the Cabaniss Chapter # 415.
Spring Bulletin 2008
On November 3, 2007, the Georgia Society
held its annual meeting at the Colonnade
Restaurant in Atlanta. As the members
meet so seldom, each was asked to
introduce himself and his guest. Deputy
Governor James Westlake offered the
Invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance
to the flag of the United States of America
was recited. The following slate of officers
were elected: Charles Hampton, Governor;
James Westlake, Deputy Governor; Todd
Frary, Secretary; Harold Ford, Treasurer;
Geoffrey Oosterhoudt, Registrar.
||Shown here are Geoffrey Oosterhoudt (current
Registrar for the Georgia Society, but dressed in his
SAR uniform) and Governor of the Georgia Society,
Charles Hampton. Both attended the battlefield
dedication ceremony in Savannah, GA.
Ruth Reddick, past State President of the
Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims and
well known historian, spoke on Andrew
Jackson, giving the listeners a new
perspective on the life of one of the
movers and shakers in American history
and a former President of the United States.
Other activities by the society included
three dedication ceremonies by Governor
Hampton who laid wreaths on June 2, 2007
at the grave of Richard Wood Pendergast in
Winder, Georgia and on October 9, 2007 at
Battlfield Memorial Park and General
Casimir Pulaski’s Monument, both
Governor Hampton also participated in
the Massing of the Flags at Annapolis,
Maryland on November 11, 2007.
Fall Bulletin 2005
Charles Hampton receiving the gavel from Past Governor Todd Frary
The Georgia Society held its annual meeting in Atlanta. Outgoing president Todd Frary, installed the
2005-2006 officers. Charles Hampton was elected Governor and will be the third Governor for the Georgia Society.
The other elected officers are: James R. Westlake, Lt. Governor; Todd B. Frary, Secretary; William F.
Chastain, Treasurer; Ernest E. Blevins, Registrar, Governor Hampton is looking forward to a good two years
and is already planning new and innovative events for the upcoming year.
The Georgia Society was pleased to present a new Georgia State Flag in time for the 108th General Court
in Sarasota, Florida.
Governor Hampton cordially invites all fellow Associates to join theGeorgia Society
in Savannah for the 110th General Court May 18th-21st, 2006.
Fall Bulletin 2004
(L-R) Dep Gov Charles Hampton presents Gov Frary the Hinkley Cup,Georgiaís first win since
1990 and 1991
(L-R) Gov. Frary with Gov. Shelby Whitson (GA-DFPA) and Marguerite Fogelman
The Georgia Society held its Annual Meeting this past June 19, 2004 at Le Petite Auberge in the Toco
Hills District of Atlanta. Also in attendance were officers of the Georgia Society of the Daughters
of Founders and Patriots, prospective Associates and other attendees.
Lt. Governor Charles Hampton proudly presented the
Hinkley Cup to the gathered attendees. The Hinckley Cup was presented to the Georgia Society for
the highest increase in membership at the 108th General Court at Sarasota thispast May. This win marks the return of
the Hinckley Cup to Georgia following back to back wins of 1990 and 1991. Lt. Governor Hampton also
brought everyone up to date on the election of General Officers including his election as Deputy Genealogist
General and Governor Todd Fraryís election as Treasurer General.
A motion was raised and approved that would have the
Georgia Society cover the $25.00 pledge for each Associate that had not yet contributed towards the
storage of the Orderís records. A motion was made and approved to extend an invitation to our new Governor General,
Robert Vivian, to attend our next annual meeting. The topic of the Georgia Society hosting a future General
Court was also raised and discussed with potential sites including Atlanta, Savannah and Chattanooga but was tabled for
Fall Bulletin 2004
The Georgia Society held its Annual Meeting this past June, 2004 at Anthony's Restaurant in the Buckhead District
of Atlanta. As was the case last year the Annual meeting was held jointly with the Sons of the American
Colonists. Also in attendance were officers of the Daughters of Founders and Patriots, prospective Associates and
Elections were held to select Officers for the 2003 - 2005 Term. Governor Frary was re-elected to a second term as well
as being elected as Registrar. Secretary Hampton was re-elected to a second term as well as being elected
Lieutenant Governor. Treasurer Chastain was re-elected as was Historian Hagan. A new slate of Councilors
was ratified with Associates Thomas E. Peters, Walter C. Whitfield and James Roger Westlake elected to serve in
that capacity for the term 2003 - 2006.
The Georgia Society regrettably had two Associates pass from this life; Dr. Ramon Converse Thompson and William
Harold Hampton, father of our Lt. Governor William Charles Hampton. Both Associates will be sorely missed.
The Georgia Society had a banner year for new members with three Associates inducted. Those three gentlemen are
William Martin Hay, Ronald Charles Gay and Charles Robert Smith. The Georgia Society continues to work with a number
of prospective Associates and looks forward to another banner year!
Fall Bulletin 2002
The Georgia Society held its 14th Annual Meeting Saturday, March 23, 2002 at the Anthony's in the Buckhead District
of Atlanta. The meeting was held jointly with the Georgia Society of the Sons of the American Colonists. The meeting
was the first for the Sons of American Colonists in many years and was well attended by members of both societies.
In addition the Georgia Society of the Daughters of Founders and Patriots were invited guests.
At the business session the Georgia Society agreed to present the Order with an additional contribution of $100.00
to the John Quincy Adams Foundation and issued a challenge to other societies that had not yet contributed. Governor
Frary indicated he would draft a challenge which was delivered at the 106th General Court along with the presentation
of the donation.
Following the business session Governor Frary served as guest speaker presenting an overview of the Colonial Wars of
New England and its impact on society.
Upcoming events for the Georgia Society include the following:
- A Fall Officer Meeting to discuss upcoming elections and the future direction of the Georgia Society.
- Book Donation to the Georgia Room of the Marietta Public Library on Saturday, August 17, 2002 at 10 AM.
- Book Donation to the Atlanta History Center on Saturday, September 14, 2002 at 10 AM.