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Saturday included more visiting and sharing, followed by our annual business meeting. Reports were given by the officers, with those present standing in for those who weren’t able to make it.

Glenn Chandler of Austin, Texas, presented a program on Chandlers who were early pioneers in Texas. Chandler ancestors included in the presentation were Welcome William Chandler, first settler of Brown County; Pleasant Barnett Chandler, humanitarian and Baptist missionary to South Texas; Eli Chandler, soldier, Texas Ranger, and Texas loyalist; and Charlie Chandler, pioneer rancher of Independence Creek.

After election of officers (see the new slate of officers), the members ate a box lunch and then most took a tour of Dallas Heritage Village.



Photos from Saturday, September 17

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After more research time on Saturday morning, C.M. convened our business meeting at 10 a.m. Officers’ reports were presented to the membership, and Dick appeared via a SKYPE link on the big screen, larger than life, for his vice president’s report.

Photos this page by Carol Waid and Claudia Chandler Brocato.

Descendants (below, at left) of Welcome William Chandler and descendants of Pleasant Barnett Chandler’s brother, William Addison Chandler, were present for Glenn’s tribute to early Chandlers in Texas. After the deaths of William Addison Chandler and his wife, their eight children were raised in the household of Pleasant Barnett Chandler. William Addison Chandler’s descendants are at right below.
Dallas Heritage Village is beautiful historic park in the middle of downtown Dallas. Viewing the old buildings, which were moved to the park from various locations, was quite enjoyable, although most of us complained about the heat and tried to stay in the shade.
Another great CFA annual meeting has come to an end. Nothing left to do but pack up the CFA library and head home.

We’ll see you in Huntsville next year!