Antebellum Statehood

History of Time Period

The people of Florida agreed to undertake the responsibilities of state­hood in 1837. Governor Richard Keith Call was a strong advocate of statehood and the vote in favor was by a substantial majority.

The Constitutional Convention was held in St. Joseph (now Port St. Joe) and on January 11, 1839, the constitution was adopted and sent to con­gress for admission into the union. It was a long wait, but on March 3, 1845, Florida became the 27th State with a population of 66,500. Middle Florida, as this area came to be known, prospered. The town enjoyed social and political development during this period. Even the nephew of Napoleon, Prince Achille Murat, and his wife the grandniece of George Washington settled on a plantation and became prominent citizens of this community. The stability of the community was in agriculture, as large and small landholders worked side by side. It was here the American dream flourished . . . “That by hard work and diligence, any man could make a fortune.”

Antebellum Krewe Chief- Pam Faulkner

Pam grew up in the small town of Mayo, Florida.  She graduated from Lafayette High School and received her Associate of Arts degree from North Florida Community College.  She pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, but decided that being a teacher was not for her.  She moved to Tallahassee in 1988 to work for the State of Florida. After leaving the State, she worked in the private industry as a Workers’ Compensation Adjuster.  In 1996, she was hired by Leon County Schools Risk Management department because of her knowledge of workers’ compensation, but is currently a Payroll Analyst specializing in retirement for LCS employees.  She has one son, Devin, who lives in Orlando and is a student at Valencia College and full time Coordinator of Attractions for the Haunted Mansion at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.  Pam is truly a Disney freak, so it is no surprise that Devin loves it as much as her and is making a career there.

On April 4, 2014, Pam was introduced to the love of her life, Trey, by a mutual friend.  Sparks flew and Pam and Trey were married on April 4, 2015 on St. George Island.  Trey grew up in Mobile, Alabama and moved to Tallahassee in 1998.  He is the Project Manager of Chason Homes and has three children, Brandon and Ashley, both in Alabama, and Matthew, a freshman at Leon High School.  Other than Springtime Tallahassee functions, Pam and Trey also enjoy cooking, traveling to Walt Disney World, cruising, and spending time at the beach.

Trey joined Springtime Tallahassee in 2012 and when he and Pam met in 2014, they joined Antebellum Statehood Krewe.  Trey served as Float Chair and Pam as Krewe Chief Elect for the 2015-2016 year.  They are members of Andrew Jackson and Rachel Staffs and are on the Executive Staff this year serving as Libations Officers.  Since they don’t have family here, Springtime Tallahassee has been a wonderful way for them to make friends who have become just like family.  They are looking forward to their roles this year and plan to live it up!