Bio-Ted Barnes

My name is Frank Edward Barnes, but actually “Ted” to most. I have been a member of the Anderson County Historical Society for several years, and would like to do what I can to help with this organization. I have been a resident of Clinton and Oak Ridge for about 20 of the last 30 years, where my wife Agatha (a Medieval Historian) and I raised our daughter Sietske, and I was a scientist in the Physics Division at ORNL and a Joint Professor of Physics at UTK from 1989-2011. I was later a Program Manager in Nuclear Physics at DOE HQ in the DC area until retirement in 2018. I have long been fascinated by world history and ancestry research, and since moving here I have discovered that many of my ancestors lived in East Tennessee, dating back to the 1780s, notably through the Gallaher and Disney families. I hope that we can increase local interest and involvement in our Society, since all people should be aware of their own history. As related background, I am the current Editor of the Monthly Bulletin of the ORION (Oak Ridge) Amateur Astronomy Society, which is approximately 35 pages per month, and is distributed and stored online. A copy of the most recent issue can be found at this link: