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- The following is a list of upcoming family reunions compiled from newsletters, circulating announcements, and e-mail submissions.
Joseph Rugless ANDERSON and Nancy Reece Anderson Family Reunion will be held 26 August 2012 starting at 12:30 pm at Mountain Grove Baptist Church, 644 East Preston McDaniel Road, Pickens, SC 29657. Pot Luck dinner. Further details are available by email at totmansigns@bellsouth or phone 1-800-964-5868, ask for Jere
Many EWINGS followed the gradual but ineluctable western migration patterns of the nineteenth century. In 1810 descendants of Pocahontas James Ewing left their home on Swago Creek in present-day West Virginia, followed the Kanawha River to the Ohio, poled their rafts across that wide river to Gallipolis, before settling permanently in various parts of Gallia County and adjacent Jackson County. Just across the Ohio River from Gallipolis is Pt Pleasant, West Virginia, site of a battle that took place on October 10, 1774, a conflict some historians consider the first battle of the Revolutionary War. William “Swago Bill” Ewing would have remembered that fight when he crossed the Ohio in 1810 on his way to Raccoon Township, north of Gallipolis. He had participated in the Battle of Pt. Pleasant 36 years earlier, when he was 18. Swago Bill spent the rest of his life in and around the small town of Ewington, where he died and was buried in 1822.
In September 2012 Ewings will gather in Gallipolis, Ohio to acknowledge the family’s continued western migration. In the proposed program are genealogical and historical presentations, caravans to various local historical sites, such as the Battle of Pt. Pleasant, and opportunities for self-guided tours to Ewington, Vinton, local cemeteries, and other venues important to the family’s history. As in the past, the research room will be open at specified times, and there will be ample time for reminiscing and connecting.
For more information and a registration form, please email Wally Ewing, Chair of the Ewing Family Association, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sgt. William HARLOW Family Association Annual Reunion will be
held August 25-26, 2012 in Kingston and Plymouth, MA.
On Saturday - August 25th from 2:00pm-4:00pm we will hold our annual business meeting at the Beal House 222 Main St. Kingston, MA. At 6:00pm the Harlow cousins will gather for an evening meal at the Beal House followed by a lively fund-raising auction.
On Sunday - August 26th we meet at our ancestral home, "Harlow Old Fort House" at 119 Sandwich St. Plymouth, MA for a church service at 10am followed by a group picture at 11:30am and a picnic lunch (hamburgers and hot dogs) at noon. We then have an afternoon program which includes a short business meeting, election of officers, and ending with this year's guest speaker, Donna Curtin, Executive Director of the Plymouth Antiquarian Society. She will talk to us about her new book "Postcards of Plymouth". In case of inclement weather, we will move all of Sunday's festivities to the Beal House in Kingston, MA.
The 2012 OGLE/OGLES Family Association Convention will be held in Galveston, Texas the last week in September.
Kathy Ogles of Dallas Texas is our coordinator. For more information please review our newsletter on our website at http://www.ogles.org/.
The STANRIDGE National Family History Society announces that its next biannual National Family Reunion will be held in Oklahoma City, OK on Friday and Saturday, September 21 – 22, 2012 at the Magnuson Hotel and Convention Center, 737 S. Meridian Ave, OK City, OK. Members, friends, and anyone with an interest in the Standridge surname are invited to attend. For additional information or a sample copy of the organization’s newsletter contact Russell P. Baker at email@example.com or call 501-888-6981. Most members of the Standridge Family are descended from early SC pioneers, James Standridge, a Revolutionary War veteran and Alexander Standridge, who settled in northern Arkansas about 1834. Others settled in western Arkansas before the Civil War. Family researchers and DNA evidence has traced the family into MD, NC, SC, GA, TN, and IL. This is the organization’s 12th biannual reunion. Field trips, tours, and research opportunities are in the planning stage. This year’s theme is Fun, Family, and Fellowship.
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.