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McKettrick/McKittrick Family Reunion November 26, 2005
descendents and relatives of Benjamin McKittrick to Second Annual McKettrick Family
Reunion Saturday, November 26, 2005 At Bryan Park, Crawford, Georgia
Benjamin Franklin McKittrick and Minnie Lee Tullis invite relatives and interested people
to join us at Bryan Park Clubhouse beginning at approximately 10 AM. The generation
following Ben changed the surname spelling to McKettrick. We are descendents of
Benjamin Franklin McKittrick and Minnie Lee Tullis of Lincoln Co, GA, John M.
McKittrick and Camilla A. V. Mitchell of SC & AR and Benjamin McKittrick and Lucretia
Houston of Abbeville Co, SC.
Price of admittance
is family history information linking to the McKittricks. Bring simple food items,
sandwiches, soup, cake, snacks, etc. Coffee and iced tea will be furnished.
annual reunion day will be the Saturday following Thanksgiving every year.
Bryan Park is
located on Lakeshore Drive, one mile north of US 78. At the traffic light in
Crawford, turn on North Street. Go approximately one mile to Lakeshore Drive.
Turn at the Bryan Park sign. The clubhouse is on the left at the lake.
information: 706 743-5000, firstname.lastname@example.org, McKettrick Reunion, PO Box 293,
Lexington, GA 30648-0293
Family Association Reunion Atlanta,
GA, Friday-Saturday, September 9-10
Make your reservations now for the annual gathering
of CFA members and friends. This years meeting will be held in Atlanta at the Marietta Holiday Inn, located off I-75 at Exit
261 (Delk Road), which is just north of I-285. The hotel has 193 rooms with 46 suites and
is located just minutes from downtown Atlanta and Hartsfield International Airport. It has
a full service restaurant, lounge and room service. For those families with children it is
located close to White Water Theme Park and Six Flags over Georgia. It has a 24-hour
exercise room, high-speed Internet service, and complimentary parking. The hotel is close
to many other restaurants as well as Cumberland Mall, Cobb Galleria and Town Center Mall.
The CFA reunion will take place in the Hotel Ballroom. The complete address and contact
information is as follows:
Marietta Holiday Inn
2265 Kingston Street
Marietta, GA 30067
Telephone (770) 952-7581 * Facsimile (770) 952-1301; Web site: www.holiday-inn.com/atl-marietta
Guest Rooms per night:
Non-Smoking$69.00for one or two persons
Beds Non-Smoking$79.00for three or four persons
Junior Suite Non-Smoking
$99.00for one or two persons
Beds Suite Non-Smoking
$109.00for three or four persons
taxes, currently 13%. Rollaway bed $10 per night. Smoking rooms available upon request.
Continental Breakfast $2.50 per person; Hot Breakfast $5.00 per person
Reservations are to be made on an individual call-in
basis by calling (770) 952-7581. To confirm reservations, one nights pre-paid
room is required or guaranteed by a major credit card.
is comprised of kings (one bedded rooms) and doubles (two bedded rooms). Guestrooms will
be assigned based on availability by Hotels reservation department. If a room type
requested is not available, the next comparable room type will be reserved for the guest
at the contracted group rate.
would be pleased to extend the group rate 2 days prior to the event and 2 days
following the event based on availability.
All reservations must be receivedno later than 3:00 PM, 19-Aug-2005. After this
time Hotel reserves the right to release the unsold portion of reserved rooms for general
sale. Hotel will continue to accept reservations after the cut-off date, subject to
availability at prevailing rates.
SaturdayJuly 2nd, 2005
Location: CannonCityPark, Cannon, Ga.
Bring a covered dish
This is an opportunity
for all of us to stay connected with family and to get to know
newly discovered family
members. Please come and be a part of this unity as we
exchange stories of
each side of our family.
Lynn Boivin will share
with us information about our heritage. Learn who our ancestors were and their roots. She
will have with her the compilation of information that she and other family genealogist
have worked hard to discover and preserve, all will be welcome to observe and approve your
immediate family information.
For more information:
Call Lynn Boivin:
Go I-85 North to Lavonia Exit # 173
Then follow directions below
Go I-85 South to Lavonia Exit # 173
Then follow directions below
From Lavonia Exit # 173:
Go South on Hwy 17 to Cannon, about 8 miles. Turn
left on Depot Street.
Take Hwy 29 north to Royston, Turn left on Hwy 17
north, approx. 4 miles.
Turn right in Cannon on Depot Street.
Once you are on Depot St.
in Cannon go till you see the park on the left, which will be a white house
and old silo with a carousel painted on the side.
There is a fenced in
Playground for the children to play.
Simmons Family Reunion
Saturday, June 11, 2005
Vinyards Creek Baptist Church
The descendents of Lemuel Paige "Lem"
Simmons will host a family gathering on Sat. 11 June 2005 at Vineyard's Creek Baptist
Church, 121 Cherokee Rd. Comer, Ga. Lunch will be served at 1:00pm. "Lem"
is said to have had 4 wives and 28-32 children. This is the tenth anniversary of this
reunion. And we all enjoy discovering new relatives and friends of our anscestors who
(many) lived in Elbert, Madison, Clark, Franklin, Hart, & Oglethorpe counties of Ga.
Please note that for the past 9 yrs. this reunion has been held at Rehoboth Baptist
Church, but is moving to Madison County in 2005 due to conflict with church schedules at
For more information please contact: Nathan
T. Simmons 7292 NC Hwy 8 Lexington, N.C. 27292 or call at: (336) 798-5436. Everyone
welcome to bring covered dish lunch and old photos, family group sheets, etc. and join in
on this wonderful day of the year for learning about our family.
History and Genealogy Expo
Sponsored by Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society (C.O.G.S.) and Oconee County
Library - Watkinsville. Free and Open to the Public
Saturday, April 16, 2005
10:00 - 5:00 p.m.
This event is designed to acquaint people with the local historical and
genealogical societies, make people aware of publications specific to local
research, and meet others with similar interests. Several instructional
lectures will be available in the adjoining ESP room at set times, with
participants free to roam and explore the exhibit tables in the auditorium,
looking at books and other materials and join the organizations.
Clarke Oconee Genealogical Society
Gwinnett Historical Society
Historic Oglethorpe, Inc.
Athens Historical Society
Oconee County Historical Society
DAR - National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Elijah ClarkeChapter
CAR - National Society Children of the American Revolution, Count d'Estaing Chapter
SAR - National Society Sons of the American Revolution, Button Gwinnett Chapter
Other lineage Societies
Dr Robert Nix: Dating and Preserving Old Photographs
Software Review - The Master Genealogist, Family Tree Maker, Clooz, Legacy, DeedMapper
Karen Ledford - These Men Wore Grey
Fred W. McRee - genealogical author
Ted O. Brooke
British Research - Linda Aaron
Scrap Booking for Genealogy - sponsored by Creative Memories
11:00 AM - "What Tombstones Tell Us Beyond the Inscriptions" A slide
presentation by Charlotte Marshall
1:00 PM - Lineage Society Applications - Terry Manning in period costume to
discuss lineage societies and answer your questions.
3:00 PM - Introduction to Genealogy - presented by Laura W. Carter
Location: Oconee County Library - Watkinsville 1080 Experiment Station Road
Watkinsville, Georgia 30677. 706.769.3950 The event will be in the
Auditorium and the ESP Room located to the left as you enter the front door.
DEDICATION OF REVOLUTIONARY WAR MARKERS
John Colquitt Robert Colquitt James Colquitt
Sunday, May 4, 2003
noon: covered dish dinner at Cloud's Creek Baptist Church fellowship
hall 2:00 p.m.: ceremony at Colquitt Cemetery
For additional information, contact Ken Howell: email@example.com
DIRECTIONS TO CLOUD'S CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH, OGLETHORPE COUNTY, GA
From Athens, GA, take Hwy 78
East, which the Lexington Road. Go through Crawford to just at
the Lexington City Limits sign. Turn left onto Comer Road, which
is Hwy 22. Go 5.9 miles north to Cloud's
Creek Road (which is 3/10 mile beyond Devil's Pond Road). Turn left onto Cloud's Creek
Road, which will be well marked. Church is 1.3 miles down Cloud's
Family Annual Fall Reunion
Saturday, October 26, 2002
Sanford Community Center
(Located on the No Where Road just north of Athens in Madison County, GA)
Registration begins at 10:00 am
Lunch around noon!
Sharing and visiting until we run out of time!
Theme: "Keep it Simple" ~ Simple Sandwiches, Salad, Soup & Cookies
Bring a dish of your favorite sandwiches, salad or cookies. Just keep it simple!
Soup, coffee and tea will be provided by the reunion.
Bring your Photo Albums. If you
would like to set up a table to honor your
family branch, please feel free to do so.
If you need information concerning family
location, accommodations, etc, contact: Nona Thorton
Surnames and Connections:
Thornton, Smith, Tiller, Vaughn, Hammond, Burt, Lord,
Stone, Thurmond, Alewine, Chastine, Glenn and others
************ Some local counties of residence for this reunion:
Wilkes, Oglethorpe, Madison, Banks,
Jackson,Clarke, Oconee, Greene, Bibb
Stewart Family Reunion
The annual reunion of descendants of Gus and Margaret Stewart will be on Sunday, August
25, 2002 at the Arnoldsville Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Serving will begin at
12:30pm. All are asked to bring a covered dish. Plates, utensils and ice will
be furnished. Also, descendants are asked to bring any family history information,
pictures, etc. And, there will be entertainment! Several gospel groups will
perform. For more information, please contact Cheryl
2002 CLOUD'S CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH
The 214th anniversary of Cloud's Creek Baptist Church, Oglethorpe County,
Georgia, will be observed on Sunday, September 15, at 11:00 a.m. with a covered dish
luncheon following the service. It is suggested that we bring desserts, salads, cold
meats, breads, etc., rather than foods that require heating. If you are coming from
a long distance, you may prefer to stop by a grocery store deli on your way to the church.
QUESTIONS OR DIRECTIONS:
Alice Hughes: Phone:
770-786-1968 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marsha Webb: Phone: 770-394-3900 or
From Hwy 316 heading east toward Athens:
Go to JCT 10/78/29. [As soon as you cross the Oconee Conncector, move to the
newly created far right lane, which will funnel you to the turn.] Turn right, and you are
on the South Bypass around Athens (this is Loop 10). Proceed for 6 miles and Exit on Hwy
78/Bus 78/10. Turn right onto Hwy 78 East, which is called Oconee Street but immediately
thereafter is called the Lexington Road.
Go 15.4 miles on Hwy 78 East through Crawford to just at the Lexington City Limits (but do
not cross). Turn left onto Comer Road, which is Hwy 22. Go 5.9 miles north to Cloud's
Creek Road (which is 3/10 mile beyond Devil's Pond Road) Turn left onto Cloud's Creek
Road, which will be well marked. Church is 1.3 miles down Cloud's Creek Road