Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution

Ft. Worth, Texas

Major K. M. Van Zandt Chapter 6


Third Saturday of each month at 9:00 am.~No Meetings in December~

Meeting Time and Place

Tarrant County Sheriff’s Deputy Krystal Salazar receives the 2016 ‘Medal for Heroism‘ Award

Chapter President, Compatriot Mike Connelley, presents the Chapter Police Officer Accommodation Award to the 2016 recipient.

Welcome Compatriots

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Major K.M.Van Zandt Chapter 6 Website

Please Attend Our Next Meeting...

June 18th.

Notice! May Meeting has been Cancelled!


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Woodhaven Country Club.

913 Country Club Lane

Maj. K. M. Van Zandt Chapter


Sons of the American Revolution

Chapter Members taking part in the 2015 Ft. Worth Veterans Day Parade.

Mark grew up in Jefferson City, Tennessee—near Knoxville. This small city is best known as home of Carson-Newman College—founded there in 1851. Mark is a Vietnam era veteran—having served in the Air Force during the late 60’s and most of the 70’s. He also later served 3 years in the Navy reserve.  In 1980 Mark joined the Health Sciences faculty of Tarrant County College. After 35 years there he plans to retire next month and continue teaching two on-line courses part-time.  He’s also looking forward to enjoying some travel and more time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and some volunteer activities. Mark is currently a member of the Tarrant County Medical Reserve Corps. He also enjoys working in his yard and going to car shows.

His interest in SAR was sparked by his older brother Bill, now living in North Carolina.  Bill has had an interest in history and genealogy for years. After he discovered the facts surrounding his great4 grandfather he soon joined SAR and encouraged Mark to join as well. Bill’s research had discovered Compatriot Reuben Holt, born 1755 in Culpepper Co. VA. Ruben served in the Orange Co. North Carolina Militia and died in 1838.

Meet Our Newest Members.

Chapter 6, Major K.M.VanZandt, Ft. Worth Texas

Compatriot Mark Holt

One of our recent new members from 2015 is Christopher K. Hull, an orthopedic surgeon practicing in Fort Worth, Texas.  Christopher, who goes by the nickname “HatDoc”, was born in Amarillo and raised in Canyon, Texas.  He was educated at the University of Texas in Austin and then attended medical school at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine here in Fort Worth.  “HatDoc” is married to Karen Elizabeth Moore and the father of four beautiful children.  After completing his residency in Michigan, he set up practice in Fort Worth, Texas and has been at the same office location on Camp Bowie Boulevard for the past 32 years.  One of his hobbies is collecting and wearing hats, many of which come from far and wide.

Hull descends from his ancestor, James Fisk, who joined General Washington in 1778 at 15 years of age.  After the Revolution, Fisk was voted into politics and represented Massachusetts and Vermont as a Representative in Congress.  As a representative, Fisk was in office and voted for the declaration for the War of 1812.  Fisk’s youngest son, James Nathaniel Fisk, fought with E. “Deaf” Smith as a ranger with General Sam Houston in the fight for the independence of the Republic of Texas.

Christopher K. Hull

Our Chapters Newest Member, Compatriot Todd Erik Samuelson..

Ft. Worth Mayor, Betsy Price, Is presented with a “Certificate of Appreciation” after being our guest speaker at the November Meeting.

Our newest chapter member is Todd Erik Samuelson who joined the chapter at the April meeting.  Todd was born in Evanston, Illinois and raised in Galveston, Texas.  He went to Ball High school, college at Dartmouth and finished medical school in 1986 at UTMB School of Medicine.  Todd’s private medical practice is Ear Nose and Throat surgery in Fort Worth, Texas.

Todd is married to Susan “DeDe” Samuelson who is an active member of the DAR in Fort Worth.  Both Todd’s son and father-in-law are already members of this chapter.  Todd and Dede have four children and one grandchild.  Todd has hospital affiliations with Baylor All Saints, USMD, Fort Worth Cook Children’s and Harris Methodist.

Todd’s Patriot ancestor was Robert Glidewell, a private from Virginia.  He fought in the Revolutionary War with his brother, Gnash.  After the war, he moved through the Cumberland Gap and was one of the early settlers in what became Indiana. Glidewell is the maiden name of Todd’s Mother.

Todd Erik Samuelson

On 4/18/2015, Steve Smith was inducted into membership in the K M Van Zandt Chapter of the SAR.  Steve was born and raised in Dallas, TX and graduated in 1966 from Lake Highland High School.  He went on to Texas A&M University where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets and obtained a BS degree in 1971 in Architectural Construction.  Steve worked in the construction industry as a field worker, Architect, estimator, project manager and business owner.  Steve is married to Susan Krueger and has two children and two grandchildren. 

Steve has been inducted into the Sons of Confederate Veterans and is currently working on his application for membership to the Sons of the Republic of Texas.  He enjoys hunting, fly fishing and traveling.

Compatriot Steve Smith

Compatriot Don Goodman and Chapter President Mike Connelley present the Emergency Medical ServicesAward to recipient Waylon Bryant.

Ft Worth Fireman Cliff Spain Receives the ‘Fire Safety Commendation Award’ at the Chapter November Meeting.

David A. Barkley joined the K.M. Van Zandt Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution on July 18, 2015.  David was born is Houston, Texas but moved to Midland, Texas with his family when he was just a baby.  David is the son of Dr. Louis B. Barkley, Jr. and Sarah Pistole Barkley.  David’s father, Louis B. Barkley, Jr., M.D. served as a Major in the United States Army where he proudly served his Country while stationed in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam in 1969-70.  Dr. Barkley was awarded the Bronze Star for his valor on the battlefield. 

David graduated with honors from Midland High School in 1993 and then from Texas Tech University with a degree in Biochemistry in 1997.  While at Texas Tech University David served as the elected precinct chair for the Republican Party and attended multiple state conventions as a delegate from Lubbock, Texas. David was named as a Welch Scholar in the field of biochemistry, an active member of Lambda Chi Alpha National Fraternity, and a member of the Mortar Board National Honor Society.  In 2002 David A. Barkley enrolled in law school at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas where he graduated with honors from St. Mary’s Law school in 2005.   While in law school David met his beautiful bride to be (Mary Hazlewood) and they started dating after law school in Fort Worth, Texas. David and Mary were married in February of 2008 at First United Methodist Church in Fort Worth, Texas.  Mary, who is an attorney, is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Austin’s old 300. 

Compatriot David A. Barkley

David and Mary have two children; Sarah (2010) and Thomas Hix (2015).  David has been employed by the Johnson County, County Attorney’s Office for the past 8 years where he focuses on the protection of children.  He is a member and current vice president of the Cleburne Rotary Club, member of Tuesday Forum, member of the Fort Worth Club, and has been named Johnson County’s “20 under Forty”.  David’s patriot ancestor is Jonathan Kittrell, Jr. who fought in the 4th NC Regiment in March of 1782 as a Private under Capt. James Mills for 12 months.  

Welcome to new member Joe Moraine who was inducted at the October 2015 chapter meeting.  Rolland Jory Moraine, better known as “Joe” was born and raised in Iowa.  Joe enlisted in the Air Force upon graduation from high school and served five years.  He was discharged, went on to college at Drake University and upon graduation returned to the Air Force as a pilot.  Joe flew the C-133 in Southeast Asia during Vietnam War from 1966 to 1970.

In 1970 Joe was discharged from the USAF, joined Delta Airlines and was a domestic and international captain on Delta Airlines until mandatory retirement in 1999.  He stays busy with his hobbies of cars, computers, amateur radio, target shooting, gun collecting and photography.  Joe has two grown sons, one a local attorney while the other is an accountant with his own firm in Edmond, OK.  Joe also has 5 grandchildren.

Compatriot Joe Moraine

Tim McClung / TJ McClung

On Saturday, February 20, 2016, Tim McClung and his son “T. J.” McClung, joined our chapter.  Tim was born in Idaho but was raised in Plantation, Florida which is hear the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale area.  Tim moved to Fort Worth in 1983 with his late wife and this is where his son, TJ McClung was born.  Tim opened his own glass tinting business in 1984 and retired in 2010.  Tim is also a member of the Sons of the Confederacy.  He is a reenactor in the Fort Worth Stockyard and plays the role of “Wild Bill” Hickok.  Tim has two grand-daughters and also enjoys hunting for arrowheads.

TJ McClung, the son of Tim McClung, was born and raised in Fort Worth.  He joined the boy scouts at the young age of 7 and rose to the rank of Eagle Scout; TJ graduated from high school in 2005.  TJ is married with two daughters and has worked for Coca-Cola since 2009.  One of his hobbies includes building and collection LEGO creations.  TJ enjoys spending time with his family, is also a member of the Sons of the Confederacy.