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Wiley Alford Family Reunion
My Alford line in Jackson County began with my great-grandfather, Wiley Alford, born in Georgia ca 1810, who was in Jackson County by early 1840s. He was married 1st to Susan Davis, my g-great-grandmother, and 2nd to Susan Traylor Morrison.Wiley was the son of Colin and Phereba Wooten Alford, Fayette County, Georgia.

The numerous descendants of Wiley ALFORD meet each October, generally in West Florida, for the Wiley Alford Family Reunion.   For information on family reunion e-mail:    Roberta Alford Folds   

Dickens-Bryant Family Reunion
My family reunion have always been held in Marianna, FL. Both my parents were born there. I still have a host of relatives residing in this area. The Dickens-Bryant Family reunion is always held on the weekend that the third Sunday falls on. There is a baptizm that is usually held on the third Sunday, so this is the weekend that has always been designated for our reunion.
Barrow Family Reunion 11th
March 13, 14, and 15 1998

(If you are a Beman/Beaman/Beeman descendant of Jackson Co FL, then you are a BARROW descendant of Ruth Barrow m J. Beaman. That means the descendants of  Benjamin Miles and Emanuel Parker Beaman.)

For additional information contact:
Louis J Nicolosi, president
57430 Hynes Drive
Plaquemine, LA 70764

At this reunion , the 11th one held since the family association was formed in 1987, in addition to genealogy sessions, activities will include a bus trip to visit three Barrow homes in the St. Francisville, LA. , area nearby. Evening activities will be centered around a "Cajun Theme," with Cajun food , music and dancing. The Barrow Family Association has published 11 volumes of genealogy records of those Barrow families that migrated westward and southward. All Barrow descendants are invited to attend this celebration .

We are the decendents of John Barnabas Baxley ,but Baxley's decended from other lines are welcome.
Civic Center in Graceville from 10:30 to 2:30 e-mail Janie Dillon for information

The Baxley Reunion first Sunday in June at the Civic Center in Graceville Fl. from 10:30 to 2:30

All are Welcome bring a cover dish and your information.

Bevis Family Reunion
The Bevis Family Reunion Is Held at the Bascom Meth. Church on the third Sunday in Oct.., Contact Sarah Grant, P. O. Box 116, Bascom, Fl. 32423, PH# (850)569-2234. Thanks,  Les Grant  (Bevis & Grant)
Black Family Reunion
Last week of July at Hampton Inn
Burke Family Reunion 2000
Contact: Edna Laramore 850-762-3364 or Billy Ray Burke E-Mail:
All Descendants of John Thomas Burke are Invited to attend.

Burke Family Reuinon
Time: 10am Saturday, 22 July 2000.
Place End of Hamilton Springs Road (near Chason Florida) on the Bank of Chipola River and Ten Mile Creek.
The Descendants of John Thomas and Sabrina Ann(Mcclelland) Burk, Father and Mother of: Mary Jane (Burk)Hodges, John Solomon Burke, William Morgan Burke, James Van Burke, Mark Edward Burke, Isaiah Franklin Burke and Martha (Burke)Martin, invites you to a day of gathering. Bring your gennalogy and old photos. For further Information Contact Billy Ray Burke, 2005 Nimitz Drive, Killeen, Texas 76543, 1-254 526 4459
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Date: JUNE 16, 2001 - Saturday

Time: 9am - 4pm

Place: Joy Club, Malone, Florida

All descendants of Joseph & Hester 'Hetty' Coonrod are cordially invited to "come home" for a family reunion. The children of Joseph & Hester Coonrod are:

Elizabeth Coonrod m) Addison Fullerton - No known descendants

William H. Conrad m) Saluda A. Whitfield

John Coonrod m) Elizabeth Ann Baxter

Thomas F. Conrad m) Nancy Martin

Lorenzo D. Conrad m) Susan A. Sheperd

Joseph M. Conrad m) Mary Ann Dickson/Dixon

Sarah C. Coonrod m) Thomas Anderson

Andrew M. Conrad m1) Sarah Kesiah Ditty m2) Sarah Ann Elizabeth Floyd

Charles L. Conrad m) Frances A. Gladden

Darling S. Conrad - Killed CSA - No known descendants

At the Conrad Reunion 2000 we had in attendance 102 people, some from as far away as California representing all but two of the children known to have descendants. We visited the family cemeteries - placed confederate flags in memory of those who served in the CSA, enjoyed a great potluck feast, exchanged family history information, and visited with cousins who we hadn't seen for years. Everyone had a great time. The kids got together and formed a Conrad Cousin Pen Pal Club and will write to each other during the year until the next reunion. We have decided to publish a family history book and plan to have a draft available at our 2001 Reunion. We hope our next reunion will bring even more descendants "home".

Accommodations: We have again put rooms on hold at the Hampton Inn in Marianna on Hwy 71 at I-10. We have reserved 10 non-smoking double rooms and 5 smoking double rooms on both upper and lower levels for Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16. Contact the Hampton Inn at 850-526-1006 to put your name on one of the rooms. When making your reservation give the following confirmation #85085708 for special group rate of $62 plus tax per night, which includes breakfast. Rooms now have microwave ovens and refrigerators. Rooms not claimed will be released to the public. There are several other hotels in the surrounding area.

Friday, June 15 - Dinner and Social will be planned for the evening of Friday, June 15, for those who wish to attend. We did this last year and enjoyed it so much we decided to do it again. We will meet about 6:00pm CST in the lobby of the Hampton Inn and go to a local restaurant, perhaps the Chuck Wagon in Chipley if they have completed their rebuilding after last summer's fire.

Saturday, June 16 - Reunion will be held at the Joy Club in Malone. We will gather at 9am and leave on a driving tour of the community where our ancestors first settled and will include the Coonrod Cemetery as one of our stops. We will return about 11:30am to the Joy Club and at noon we will have a short business meeting followed by a potluck dinner. After lunch we will have visiting and exchanging of family history information. Bring your old photos of years past to share and remember those no longer with us. Also bring with you any information of births, marriages, or deaths in the family during the past year so that it may be recorded and included in our family history.

So come and bring the whole family - we want to meet all of our cousins and that they may meet their cousins so that our family ties will endure throughout the generations.

Additional information will be posted as the event date approaches.

Interested persons should contact: Rhonda Watson by email:

Christmas Family Reunion
2nd Sunday in October
Ephesus Cemetery, north of Cottondale

For information:  Cindy Gay Sloan
Charlie Leo Daffin and Myrtle Sills Daffin Family Reunion
Some of my relatives from outside the Jackson area are in the planning stages for a picnic on May 8 in the Jackson County area. We are descendants of Charlie Leo Daffin and Myrtle Sills Daffin. For information e-mail   Thanks, Julie

The annual DAVIS family reunion will be held on June 12, 1999 10:00 am at the Parker Community Center. All descendants and friends of Walter & Rebecca Davis, Ellis Fairbanks & (1)Ruthy, (2)Elizabeth Brickhouse Davis and Martin & Lovey Davis are cordially invited to attend.

Prizes will be awarded to the oldest and the youngest in attendance, and to the one who traveled the longest distance to attend the reunion.

We will also be raffling off some very nice items and the proceeds from the raffle will go to help cover the reunion expenses.

If you have any news to share such as graduations, weddings, births or deaths of family members, be sure to let us know so that we may announce it. And if you have any old family photographs, please bring them along so everyone can enjoy them.

Also, if you know of anyone who wishes to be notified each year of the reunion and doesn’t have their name on the mailing list, please be sure to tell us.

And last but not least, DON’T FORGET to prepare your favorite covered dishes and desserts for everyone to enjoy. And yes, remember to add a little extra to the pot so no one goes away hungry!

Contact Persons: Saundra Harrelson Cobb 722-4643
Lynda Harrelson Fortner 722-9384
Sylvia Harrelson 871-4259

Directions to the Parker Community Center:
From Panama City take Business Highway 98 east to Parker, turn right on West Park Street at the flashing caution light - the Community center is the first red brick building on the left at the beginning of the 2nd block.

From Tyndall Parkway in Parker, take Boat Race Rd. west to the fork of Boat Race Rd. and Business Hwy. 98, and take Hwy. 98 about 6 blocks west and turn left at the flashing caution light onto West Park Street. The Community center is the first red bri building on the left at the beginning of the 2nd block.

Cloud Family Reunion
The 8th Annual Cloud Reunion will be held Saturday, June 19, 1999 at The Dellwood Community Center, Dellwood Florida.
All relatives and friends of the late James Mathew (Jim) Cloud and Annie Silvester Nowell Cloud are invited to attend. Please bring your favorite covered dish, pictures, and any other material that you would like to share and enjoy the day with us!! Lunch will be served at 12:00 Noon C.S.T. If you need any other information, I (Jan Cook) can be contacted at 850-592-6525.
Collins Family Reunion - August 7, 1999
Place: Daffin Park - 3rd and Kraft Ave. Panama City, FL
Time: 9:00 AM Till 3:00 PM CST
Loranza Jefferson Collins (parents were Francis and Cynthia Collins) married 1st Nancy ??? and 2nd Mary Jane Hester.   If anyone has a picture of Charlie and Mary Collins Forehand please I would like a copy.
Contact person is:
Martha Rene Hysmith O'Bryan 3618 Lakewood Dr., Tallahassee, FL 32311 phone: 850  877-2438
Collins - Lolly - HySmith - Family Reunion - June 26 and June 27, 1999
Place: Community Center - North end of Wewahitcha, FL
Time: 9:00 AM - Till
Loranza Jefferson Collins (parents were Francis and Cynthia Collins) married 1st Nancy ??? and 2nd Mary Jane Hester.
Contact person is:
Martha Rene Hysmith O'Bryan 3618 Lakewood Dr., Tallahassee, FL 32311 phone: 850  877-2438
Cook Reunion 2000
The decendants of Samuel Henry Cook (1848-1906) and (1)Emily Windham (1852-1893), (2)Georgia Ray (1849-1936) We'll meet on Saturday, July 22, 2000 at Jim's Buffet & Grill in Marianna at 11 a.m. with the buffet for $8.87 at noon. Information for reservations is still the same.All Cooks and friends are invited to come and enjoy sharing memorabilia, visiting with old friends, and eatin' the good "vittles." Call Betty at 941/624-0787 for reservations.
Coulliette Dupree Family Reunion
From: (Coulliette)
Coulliette - Dupree Family Reunion
When: August 8, 1998
Where: Joy Club - Malone, Florida
All descendents of the Abner James and Missouri Culverson Dickson  (William born about 1809 and Ann born about 1812, both in North Carolina); and the family of Abner James (their son )and Missouri Ann Culverson Dickson are invited. Family are invited to a gathering of the DICKSON CLAN at the home of Buddy and Pat Dickson, 2070 Dairy Rd. in Sneads, Florida on May 27 and 28, 2000. Please begin gathering at 9:00 AM CDT for fellowship, swimming, and sharing of family memories. Bring a well filled basket for lunch and supper. After supper we will have family musical entertainment. Please share this information with all family members. Contact Buddy and Pat at 850-593-6169 or John and Bonnie Walden at 850-663-8119 for further information and to RSVP.
e-mail  or
FRANKLIN Family Reunion
Thomas F Franklin and Huey Williams Neel
October 31, 1999
9:30 AM central time until ----
1st Sunday in November every year!
Cypress Community Park Hwy 90 East, Marianna, FL
Albert T Franklin,  2963 Woodward St, Marianna, FL 32446
(850) 482-3476  e-mail
From: (Gainey, Whit)
Gainey desendents and their familys meet on the Saturday before the 3rd Sunday in April at various cousins homes. We meet for a pot-luck meal at noon. Email me at for more information.
Green Family Reunion (cynthia dean)
Second Sunday in June at Three Rivers State Park north of Sneads, FL. Covered dish dinner. Arrive about ll:00. Eat at noon. Descendants of  SOLOMON GREEN and AMY JARMAN/GERMAN. Their known children were DAVID GREEN (m. Clarissa Mitchell), GEORGIA ANN GREEN (m.Thomas John Mitchell), HENRY GREEN (m. Priscilla Nichols) and HARDY GREEN (m. Louise Messer). Many descendants in Jackson Co. FL.
 Contact:  Cynthia Green Dean <>

2000 update:
Green Reunion - 2000

Descendants of Solomon Green and Amy Jarman. Their children were David, Henry and Hardy and Georgia Ann who married Thomas J. Mitchell.

Sun., June 11 at Three Rivers State Park north of Sneads. Covered dish dinner at noon. Arrive about 11:00. Picnic tables available, but you might bring a couple of lawn chairs. Plates and utensils provided. Contact: Cynthia Dean President: Wayne Green 850-463-2605
Historian: Cynthia Dean 850-432-7072 <>

Epriam C. Haynes and Nancy Gay married in Jackson Co c. 1845 and the Haynes family remained there until 1882 when they moved to Santa Rosa Co and then Escambia Co FL. There are still relatives in the area who may be interested in this...our first Haynes and allied families reunion. The allied families include: Gay, Padgett, Kennedy, McQuagge, Wimberly, Sexton, Mayo, Jones, and Swearingen. The dates are: July 10th at Pace FL - Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church : Covered dish Lunch in the fellowship hall : 11- 2 PM : Contact person: Vickie Dow <> or telephone # (816) 229-9300
The Glover, Harrell, Gibson and Jackson - Family Reunion
Will be held July 14-16,2000. The headquarters will be at the Comfort Inn, 2175 State Rd 71, Marianna, FL.
For more information, contact Robert Ford at (850)526-2930 or Roy L. Roulhac, at
The Henderson Family Reunion
When : March 25, 2000 10am-3pm Lunch around noon
Where: Joe Hammond Center, 3312 West 12th St., Jacksonville, FL
Directions: From I-10 take Edgewood Ave North, follow 2 1/2 miles to 12th Street there is a red light there make a right, the Center will be on your right.
Menu: Pot-Luck Bring a dish and beverage. Paper goods and ice furnished.
Other family surnames attending : CROOM, COLEY, MILLER, EASOM.
If you need any more info call (904)781-0295  e-mail: (PJJenkins)
From: (Shirley Shiver)
The annual reunion of the descendants of: HENRY ALLEN JONES & BYTHA ANN KING and MARION SHIVER & MOLLIE KING (Bytha Ann's sister) will be held Sunday, 30 May 1999, at the Florida Caverns State Park, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. All family members (immediate and extended) and interested friends are invited. PLEASE BRING: Covered Dish, (if possible - Paper products and Drinks will be provided); Old photographs; Family Histories; Old Family Bibles; or any other item of Family Interest; and something to auction to raise funds for next years reunion. (Home-Canned Jelly, Jam, Pickles, etc., handwork, or whatever strikes your fancy.); Yourself and your family! A means to copy old photos and records will be available
The Kittrell Reunion is held each year on the second Sunday of Nov. at the Civic Center in Alford Fl.(Jackson Co.) It begins around 10:00 a.m. and last until. Sandra (Jackson) Rowe spear heads this held each year on the second Sunday of Nov. at the Civic Center in Alford Fl.(Jackson Co.) It begins around 10:00 a.m. and last until. Sandra (Jackson) Rowe spear heads this event.  The From: (Bobbie Toole)
Lonnie Neel & Mary Callie Martin families, and friends, are invited to attend their annual family reunion, April 25th. 1999, at the Cypress Community Park in Cypress Fl. on U S highway 90 east of Marianna,Fl. Yall come. E-mail Albert Franklin for information
LUPO Family
From: (G. M. Lupo) Reply-to:

I attempted to contact one of the names listed as a contact for the Lupo family at the Jackson County, Florida GenWeb site and the message bounced. Do you update these addresses yourself, or is it the responsibility of the person who's listed to update his/her address when it changes?

I have some information on the Lupo family, members of whom lived in Jackson County, Florida for a time, but I'd like to correspond with someone who has more and possibly different information on these family members.

I thought the site looked great, though! I'm glad to see folks putting these records out on the 'net for those of us who can't afford to travel all over the country tracking down leads. :) Matt Lupo

MESSER FAMILY AND FREINDS REUNION: All descendents of Bryant and Martha Messer:
Their children were: Hardy, Margaret, William F., Sarah, David, Harvey, George W., Charles, Zachariah T., Ferney S., Council, Pierce F., Lewis C., Louisa, John: 
DATE: Saturday, October 16, 1999  
TIME: 10 a.m.
PLACE: Dellwood Community Center, Blue Springs Hwy., Dellwood, Jackson County, Fla..
Please bring covered dish / dessert and drinks.. Plastics, utensils, cups and ice will be provided.. Bring Photographs and stories of present and / or long ago..
We will honor Bryant Edward 'B.E.' Messer, Jr. For futher information please contact:
Martha M. Burke 850/526-2978
Betty Jo M. Hegarty 941/732-9267 or email, Thank you, Betty Jo
MILES Family Reunion, 1st Sunday in July (every year) 10:00 AM Graceville Community Center, Graceville, FL, for information: A C Miles, 2416 Syfrett Road, Cottondale, FL  32431 (904) 579-1070  E-mail  A C MILES  for information.
Share memories and make new memories with fellow Padgett cousins!! It is the day before Father's Day, Saturday, June 19th. Registration is at 10:30 a.m. at the Leonia Baptist Church on Hwy 185, Leonia, Holmes County, Florida. Bring your favorite covered dishes to share with Dinner on the Ground. After dinner we will have a "Singsperation". Need direction?? Have any questions?? contact Lucretia Collins at or ICQ #20832557 (Lucretia Collins)
PEACOCK Family Reunion
The annual reunion of the descendants of James Kinson Peacock, b.March 03, 1845, d. August 09, 1932, married to Mary Elizabeth Pierce, b. April 03, 1849, d. February 05, 1931, The Annual Reunion of the descendants and friends of James Kinson Peacock/Mary Elizabeth Pierce Peacock is scheduled for Saturday, June 17, 2000, at the Florida Caverns State Park, just north of Marianna, Jackson County, Florida. All relatives and friends are invited to bring a covered dish or refreshments and meet at the large picnic pavillion. Please contact Stan Peacock at: for further information.. James Kinson Peacock owned land in Sink Creek, Jackson County, Florida. He and his wife had nine children: Charles Kinson Peacock ( married to Martha Jane Ayers); Sarah "Sallie" Elizabeth (married William Henry "Bud" Ayers); James Pierson "J.P." Peacock (married to Georgia Ann Hagan) ; William Jefferson Peacock (married to Mary Leila Hansford) ; John Daniel Peacock (married to Mary Ann Boggs) ; Mary "Alafair" "Alice" (married to William Isaac Howard); Joseph Franklin Peacock (married to Mary "Mamie" Narbissus Sullivan) ; Robert Bentoza Peacock (married to Jennie Averette) ; and Irving Greene Peacock (married to Sarah "Sallie" Iola Anderson) . All relatives and friends are invited to bring a covered dish, old photos, family stories, and a good appetite to the Altha Community Center on the Third Sunday in July each Year! Contact person: Stan Peacock, P.O. Box 777, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33302. Phone: 954-831-8084, E-mail:
when: The first Sunday in May each year, usually from about 11 a.m. to 2p.m. or so.
where: Collins Mill Cemetery , Graceville, FL
what to bring: lawn chairs, picnic supplies, covered dish
who: Anyone with a Pelham in their ancestry! We have many descendants of John Mansford Pelham (1835-1911), and some of his siblings' descendants as well!

Pelham Family Reunion
From: Spelham@aol
I see that you have a listing of Jackson Co reunions, so let's add mine! The info is given below. In reference to your query of two weeks ago about the history of Collins Mill, I hate to say that I got so caught up in family history at the reunion, that I failed to ask! I do know that the Pelham family has been gathering there most, if not all, of this century. We have an old photo, dated about 1912, that many of the elders present at the reunion feel sure was taken there. I'll pass along anything I learn.

There will be a PETTIS family reunion Saturday, Nov 28, at John Clark
Park in Esto, Holmes Co. Take Hwy 79 N to Esto, follow the signs.
Someone will be at the park to open the doors around 9:00a. Covered
Descendants of Jesse (son, John Green..sons of John Green were :
Silas, Charlie, Jesse W., Joe, John) who migrated from Alabama into
Holmes, Jackson & Washington counties.
Martha  English Amos

The Pettis family migrated from Alabama to Holmes County, Fl, settling there and in the surrounding counties. Over the years, the descendants of Jesse W. Pettis lost track of the descendants of Silas, Charlie, Joe and John. As a result, there are 2 Pettis reunions.

JESSE W PETTIS descendants -
Sunday, May 7, 2000 at Chattahoochee Park, Chattahoochee, 11:00AM EDT - until

SILAS, CHARLIE, JOE, JOHN PETTIS - 2nd Saturday in June, John Clark Park, Esto, 11:00AM CDT - until

If you are a descendant of ANY of the brothers, you are welcome at either or both. Bring your favorite food and join us!

Martha English Johnson e-mail

Pippin Family Reunion  -  4th October 23,1999
At Pine Log State Forest Pavilion, we will be having our at Pine Log State Forest Pavilion, we will be having our 4th Pippin reunion. Descendants, friends and anyone interested in the Soloman Pippin family are invited. In the morning everyone will be exchanging genealogical information and meeting and greeting. There will be a covered dish luncheon around 1 PM central time. We have been having a very good crowd and are wanting more, so ya'll come. If you need any other information please e-mail me. Thanks, Shirley Pratt
JOHN & MILLIE PITTMAN - Family Reunion 2000
The Pittman Family Reunion will be held in Marianna, Florida, July 27th - 30th, 2000. This Pittman Clan include descendants of Henry, Lucinda, Rhoda, Millie, John, Amelia, and Charles Pittman. Plenty of Activities planned. For further details, contact Ida Cummings at , 209 61st Street, NE # 101, Washington, DC 20019 phone (202) 398-7876, or Lucille Bentley at
PITTS REUNION  Pitts Family Reunion 2000

The annual Pitts family reunion will be held this year on Friday Oct,13th. and Saturday, Oct 14th.

This as our reunions before us will be held on Pate Pond at Bonard & Eloise Pitts's cabin off north 279 near Vernon, Fla. in Washington County. As before we will be enjoying Bonard' famous peanuts and the cool stories we hear around the camp fire ( on Fri.) Also bring all your old photos and family genealogy, this will be good sharing time.

Saturday we'll hold our dinner at the 5 points recreation center just up the road a ways.There is always plenty of camping area and R.V. parking room. Motels are up the road in Bonifay about 20 minutes away.

So if you are a descendent of Benjamin and Serena (Cowart) Pitts of Holmes Co, Fla. Please bring the whole family,

Those attending are reminded to bring a well-filled basket of goodies, also bring your talents with you, we will began to try this year by having a talent show. If your child plans to participate be sure he/she has all his/her music, props, etc.

We want to welcome any of the other families also related to us by marriages, some are Pates, Hathaways, Currys, Smith, Ellerbees, Eithridge, Forehands, and so many others.

For more information , please get in touch with Bonard Pitts at 850-535-1441 in Washington Co, at home,
(Clermont, Fla.) he can be reach at 352-394-3397 Or call Beverly Mount-Douds in Port St. Joe, Fl. at 850-229-1094 or email her at,

POPPELL Family Reunion on Saturday, October 23, 1999, at the Havana Golf and Country Club, Country Club Drive, Havana, Florida, from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served. All POPPELL descendants are urged to attend. Please bring POPPELL genealogy charts and family pictures, mementos and stories to share. If you have questions or need directions, please contact Clyde POPPELL
REGISTER Family Reunion
The REGISTER reunion is next Saturday, October 18, at the Noma Civic Center, Noma, FL. Bring a covered dish for lunch, Live entertainment after lunch. (Is this always the 3rd Sunday in Oct)
For information e-mail  Frances Keith
First Sunday in June - every year e-mail
Roulhac Family Association Reunion
The 10th Annual Roulhac Family Association Reunion will be held in Los Angeles CA, July 15-18, 1999, at the Embassy Suite Hotel, 9801 Airport Blvd, Los Angeles. The reunion theme is: "Coming Together is a Beginning; Staying Together is Progress; Working Together is Success." Membership in the Association is open to all Roulhac descendants. For more information contact, Roy Roulhac at
All Sloans, and related families, descended from the Sloans in Decatur County, Ga.; Jackson County, Fl.; Washington Co. Fl.; Hillsborough County, Fl.; Polk County, Fl; and all other environs as may be appropriate, are cordially invited to the second annual Sloan Family Reunion IN Graceville, Fl.
Time: July 1, 2000, 10:00 am til everyone leaves
Place: First Assembly of God Church Dining Hall, 5565 Brown Street(Hwy 77), Graceville, Florida. The church is located on the North side of town just past the high school. Coordinator: Frank Sloan, 4855 Damascus Church Road, Graceville, FL 32440,   Ph: 850 263-6180   Email:
Some of the known related families are: Braxton, Bridges, Broome, Collins, Champion, Cloud, Finch, Fowler, Forehand, Gay, Griffin(of Decatur Co. GA.) Hatcher, Leggon, Mears, Meeks, Mullis, Robbins, Stewart. Anyone with a connection to the Sloan family is welcome, including just good friends and neighbors.

Everyone should plan to bring a covered dish, soft drinks and ice. Several of the locals will supply some basic utensils and refreshments. No alcohol allowed at the church and all smoking must be done outside the building. A playground is available for the children.

Everyone planning to attend please notify the Coordinator, Frank Sloan, by no later than June 15, 2000 so that proper preparations can be made. Anyone needing more information or some form of assistance may also contact Frank Sloan at the above numbers. Weekday phone calls should be after 6:00 pm CST.

Please bring any and all family information such as Family Bibles, pictures of the family new and especially old, old documents such as marriage records, funeral records, wills, deeds military discharge records, etc. I plan to have a computer set up to scan things for the Sloan Family Database.

Please fill it out a Family Group Sheet with all known family information and return it to me prior to the reunion so I can update the Sloan Family Database before everyone arrives.

Motel accommodations are available nearby in Chipley, Florida or Dothan, Alabama if needed. Make reservations early. Rooms are going fast because of  the holiday weekend.

Dennis and Edell Smith Family Reunion
From: (John Ledbetter)
The Siblings of Dennis and Edell Smith will be celebrating their First Family Reunion on July 2-3-4, 1999 in Marianna, FL. The festivities will be celebrated at various places. The family will be staying at the Ramada Ltd 4655 Highway 90 East. For more information, e-mail  Thanks, John Ledbetter
From: (Leonard)
We will have the annual reunion in Marianna the 3rd weekend in Aug 14-15-16.  Please pay your dues on time and come and enjoy a great time. There will be fishfry on Friday night , the main event will be the gathering of all families for games and food at the Florida Caverns. Sunday will be a day for worship and the trip to the beach. All relatives and friends are invited to bring a heartly appetite. Please show your support for this worthily event. Hope to see you in Aug.
Toole Family Reunion
Pilgrims Rest Church
4th Sunday in May
For information: Barbara and Leroy Toole, Cottondale, Fl.
Vickers - Odom Family Reunion
The Families of James & Sarah Vickers and John Wesley Odom reunion.
When? Sunday April 16, 2000
Where? Sunland Center Park in Marianna
Time? Gates open 10 AM, Dinner served 12 Noon
For more information contact: Jim Odom 850-526-4717, Sadie Lovett 850-265-2405 or
Joy Odom-Evans at or
Bring your favorite dish and someone special!!
WHITE - BARWICK Family Reunion 2000
DESCENDENTS OF JOSEPH G. & WINNIE ELIZABETH BARWICK WHITE will be meeting in Chipley, Florida, Saturday, May 6th beginning at 10 a.m. at the CWA UNION HALL on Railroad Avenue downtown. We are inviting ALL relations, and friends, to attend this special meeting. Lunch will be spread at 12 noon (central time). We are expecting a great time of fellowship, renewing acquaintances and meeting NEW COUSINS and FRIENDS. I hope YOU will be a part of it. COME ON bring some food. If bringing food is too much trouble COME ON ANYHOW -- there is always PLENTY. Don't forget, mark your calendar for Chipley, May 6, 2000. I would like to hear from you as to possible plans. My land mail address is P.O. Box 53, Chipley, FL 32428 and my telephone number is 850-638-4878. Lloyd White
Williams Family and Womble Family Reunion
This year marks the 50th anniversary of our family reunion held in Jackson County, Florida. It has been held every year since 1947. It is known as the Birthday Dinner of Columbus Alexander "Bud" Williams and Annie Estelle Womble Williams. It is held at the old home place on Tri-County Road the second Sunday in June each year. Typically there are 75 - 100 people there. Allen
Williams Family Reunion  ...Sunday August 1st 1999, Place: Joy Club, Malone FL, Time: 12:00.
All decesdents of Thomas Williams are invited to attend. Please bring a covered dish. Hope to see you there.
WILLIAMS FAMILY REUNION # held annually on the first Saturday in October at Galilee United Methodist Church. Galilee is located between Graceville and Chipley, look for the signs as to where to turn. Gathering and visiting begin about 9:30 Central Standard Time. A family member speaks on the history of our family about 11:00 and then a covered dish dinner is spread for all to enjoy. After dinner, friends and family gather informally under the tabernacle to exchange genealogy information. Children are always welcomed and encouraged to attend. This reunion was begun in 1903 and has been held annually since. Originally the families of John S. Williams, David Williams and Owen Williams (sons of Arrabicca Goff and Frederick Williams) started the reunion and all descendants and friends are invited to attend. Today, the reunion is carried on mainly by the descendants of Andrew Elton Williams (son of John S. Williams). Please plan to join us on the first Saturday in October. Contact Sissy Williams Howell at for more information.
Williams Reunion  
Williams Family Reunion at Galilee Methodist Church (between Chipley and Graceville), Jackson County, Florida. Cindy has posted a note for us and just wanted to make sure that as much of West Florida was covered as possible. The Reunion will be at 9:30 on Saturday, October 2, 1999 with registration starting about 9:30 Central Time. Jack Golden will be our speaker and then there will be a covered dinner at mid-day (drinks and paper products will be provided). After we eat, those interested in the genealogy of our Williams family are invited to participate in very informal discussions under the tabernacle. The reunion is primarily of the descendants of Andrew Elton Williams (born 1800 in Bulloch County, Georgia)but we welcome others who might be able to help sort out all of these Williamses. Thank you for helping us. Sissy Williams Howell
Subj: Wimberly Family Reunion
Decendants of Terrance Wimberly (1838-1928) and Caroline Folsom (1842-1932) gather each year for a reunion on the 3rd Saturday in July at the Altha Community Center in Altha, Calhoun County, Florida. Terrance was the son of Patrick Leavey and Sarah (Sally) Gay. Patrick came to U.S. from Ireland via Liverpool, England. Was naturalized in Philadelphia PA in 1826. Settled in Jackson Co. Florida. Drowned crossing the Choctawhatchee River on horseback around 1840 and is believed to be buried at Point Washington, Florida. His widow, Sally then married Isaac Wimberly in 1842 and Terrance took the name Wimberly. We have record of most of Terrance and Caroline's descendants. Bring your picnic basket with your good home cooking and join us this year on  3rd Saturday in July in Altha at 10 a.m. We'll spread lunch at noon.

School The Gilmore Academy-Jackson County Training School
Will hold its annual meeting and reunion, June 29- July 2, 2000, in Marianna, Fl. Registration will be held June 29 from 3-7, p.m. at the McClane Community Center on the West End. For more information, contact Linda Jones at (850)526-5714 or

New Hope School Reunion, Holmes Co FL
The 7th annual New Hope School reunion will be held Sat. May 29, 1999, in the New Hope Masonic Hall, just south of the crossing of Hwy 2 and the Geneva-Westville Road in Holmes Co FL. Each year on the last Sat. of May, students, teachers, relatives and friends gather at the site where the school was located before closing in 1963.

Reunion activities begin at 10 AM, with a covered-dish luncheon at noon. Those attending are asked to bring food, tea, and cold drinks. Paper goods and eating utensils are furnished. For more information, contact Hazel Maringer at 850-956-2065, Cecil Motley at 850-956-2507, or Roberta Capps at 850-526-5635.

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