The Order of Americans of
Armorial Ancestry was organized September 15, 1903 and was
incorporated in the State of New York December 30, 1903. The
organization was founded by Mrs. William Gerry Slade, and
others. Following is a transcription of the Articles of
Incorporation of Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry
We, the undersigned desiring to form a corporation pursuant
to the provisions of the Membership Corporation Law, all being
of full age and citizens of the United States, and at least
three of us are residents of the State of New York, do hereby
make, sign, and acknowledge and file this certificate for that
First: The object
for which this corporation is formed is to promote genealogical,
biographical, and historical research.
Second: The name of
the proposed corporation shall be The Order of Americans of
Third: The territory
in which its operations are to be principally conducted is the
State of New York and the other States and Territories of the
Fourth: The city in
which its principal office is to be located is the City of New
York in the County and State of New York.
Fifth: The number of
its directors shall be eleven.
Sixth: The names and
places of residence of the persons to be its directors, until
the first annual meeting are:
Mrs. William Gerry Slade of New York City
Mrs. Ellis Samuel Pepper of Southport, Connecticut
Mrs. Theodore Shelton of Saint Louis. Missouri
Mrs. Charles S. Jenkins of Newburgh, New York
Miss Sophia E. Puig of New York City
Mrs. M. Louise Edge of Jersey City, New Jersey
Mrs. Sullivan Johnson of Allegheny, Pennsylvania
Mrs. Mary Francis Gibson of Vienna, Virginia
Mrs. Jasper Cairns of New York City
Mrs. J. Wells Wentworth of New York City
Mrs. John Miller Horton of Buffalo, New York
Seventh: The time for holding the
annual meeting shall be January 11th, of each year.
In witness thereof, we the
undersigned acknowledge this certificate this 23 day of November
[Signatures of Emma Maleen
Caidy Slade; Katherine Pratt Horton; M. Louise Edge; Emma E.
Riggs Cairns; Mary Armstrong Harvey Pepper; Cora Smith Gould
State of New York, County of
On this 23rd day of November
1903, before me personally came Emma Maleen Caidy Slade;
Katherine Pratt Horton; M. Louise Edge; Emma E. Riggs Cairns;
Mary Armstrong Harvey Pepper; and Cora Smith Gould all to me
known and known to me to be the persons named in and who
executed the foregoing instrument and severally acknowledged to
me that they executed the same.
[Notary Public Seal] [Notary
Public Signature- indecipherable- "Notary Public, New York
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Certificate of Incorporation of The Order of Americans of
Armorial Ancestry November 23rd, 1903. I, the undersigned,
Justice of the Supreme Court, do hereby approve of the within
certificate, New York Nov. 25th 1903 [signed: James S. C______
(sp?)] Office of Secretary of State, Filed and Recorded December
30, 1903 [signature of Sec. of State indecipherable] Fanny H.
Carpenter, Counsellor at Law, 36 Park Row, New York City.