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Taylor County Reunions and Family Associations

Neisler Family

Annual - Sunday, Oct 30, 2005 Crowell Church. Covered dish lunch.

Carpenter Family

Annual - Oct 29, 2005 Bethelehem Primitive Baptist Church


270 Grand Island Drive-Albany, Ga. 31721
Off Ledo Rd. (Nottingham, Slappey Dr., Dawson Rd. entrance)
For more complete information and directions- please call 229-435-8508 4-9 PM
Contact: Ms. Gerry Hill Albany, Ga. (Ellie, Came, Reuben I). Reuben & Baralby Rolly Bumby Spain 3311 Westgate Dr. Albany, Ga. 31721-2158 229-435-8508
Please feel free to invite all our kin- just confirm
Descendants of
Reuben Underwood  1808=7-1888   & Baralby Rolly Bumby Spain 1816-1903
Benjamin  F 1836-1965
Charles Evans 1838-aft 1880-married Elizabeth Slater-Lateral lines known- Holt
William M. 1840- married Emma Layer
Mary Ann 1842-1929-married Matthew Nathaniel Pierce-Lateral lines known-Amerson, Davis, Rogers,Durden,Mandoson,Parks
George- no more known
John Howard-1844-1921-married Martha Jane Amerson-Lateral lines known-Kimble, Hinton,Barrow, Carpenter,Montgomery,Brown
---------Poole,Johnson, Harris
David Cobb-1847-1931-married Epsey Jane Dixon-Lateral lines known-Meech,Snyder, Mott,Johnson,Moor,Miller,Pledger,Camp,
Sara Ellizabeth 1850-1931-married James Bachelor,Wesley Jones-Lateral lines known-Crook, Cox,Whatley
Reuben Isham 1852-1937-7th son of  a 7th son-married Martha Mildred Carter,Lora Alma Langford-Lateral lines known-PRIDGEON,
----------Arthur,Hooks,Brown, Burdick,Moore,Sinclair, Frederick,Speir, Goode,McGee,Wallas,Herrington
Roderick Rutland 1854-1927-married Martha Eliz. Smith-KNOWN MACON CO LINES- Cochran,Cheves,Desmond Harp Family,
----------Baldwin,Webb,Kent,Holland, Rivers,McKenzie,Dixon, Price,Bradley,Bray, Star,Richardson,Wells
DESCENDANTS OF Robert Pridgeon 1801-1870 & Rachel 1801-
James Ruffin 1831-1894 married Sarah Eugenia Hamilton-Lateral lines other than above-Hays, Paul, Spillers,Trussell, Trammel, 
-----------Garrett,Hendsman, Iddon, Hobbs
Mary Ann 1833 married  Wesley Barfield-
Susan 1835-
Robert 1837-1862
Elizabeth 1839-1918 married Daniel Henry Herring-Lateral lines known-Pilcher,Short,Averett, Morrell
Martha Ann 1846-bef 1880 married Cary Barfield son of Harley & Sarah Jane, son of Barrett

Adams-Caldwell Family Reunion

The descendants of Joseph Randall Adams and Mary Elizabeth Caldwell Adams will hold their annual reunion at the Butler High School Cafeteria in Butler, Ga. on Saturday August 9, 2003. We will meet at 10:00 a.m. and lunch will be at 12:30 p. m. Please bring a basket lunch and join us. The plates, cups, ice, and utensils will be furnished.

The children of Joseph & Mary Caldwell Adams were: Lillie Abigail Adams Ellington, Alice S. Adams Ellington, John Henry Adams, Martha F. Adams McComb, Ida Belle Adams Culverhouse, George Gresham Adams, William Benjamin Adams, Joseph Lee Adams, Albert Creed Adams and Lola Sprinkle Adams Waters.

We will have copies of THE ADAMS FAMILY COOKBOOK for sale at the reunion for $10.00 each. We appreciate all those who purchased copies and we invite those who have not purchased a copy to do so and enjoy the fine recipes.

We have located more of Joseph Randall Adams' brothers and sisters. New updated family charts will be available at the reunion

There will be old pictures of the family and friends from years past on display. We welcome any pictures that you can share with us and invite all our cousins and friends to spend the day with us.

John R. Adams, Sr. at 478-923-1525 or email
Marie Adams Bone at 478-922-0524 or email

(1) Lillie Abigail Adams b February 9, 1865
married Josiah Jackson Ellington
(2) Alice S. Adams b. October 24, 1866
married Charlie Suggs Ellington
(3) John Henry Adams b. November 16, 1869
married Miss Nettie Orean Smith
(4) Martha F. Adams b. May 8, 1871
married Andrew D. McComb
(5) Ida Belle Adams b. March 3, 1873
married Wilburn Jinks Culverhouse
(6) George Gresham Adams b. January 1, 1876
married 1st. Dora Bius
2nd. Mrs. Emma Lee (Joiner) Fulghum Ellington
(7) William Benjamin Adams b. May 28, 1878
married Miss Mary Lou Gresham
(8) Joseph Lee Adams b. October 25, 1881
married Miss Mae T. Hays
(9) Albert Creed Adams b. July 31, 1883
married 1st. Miss Alma Jeffersonia Parks
2nd. Miss Sophronia Ophelia Cooke
(10) Emily Elizabeth Adams b. April 23, 1886
married 1st. Ammie F. Hays
2nd. Manning B. Hays
(11) Lola Sprinkle Adams b. December 1, 1888
married Clem Waters

The family lived near Howard, Ga. and Joseph and Mary Adams attended Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church at Daviston Community, Talbot Co., GA.

Joseph was in the 5th Georgia Infantry Regiment and later in the 2nd Battalion GA Sharp Shooters in CSA. He was wounded at Chickamauga, GA.

Previous Year Reunions

The descendants of Samuel and Vashti Branan Montgomery will have a reunion on Sunday, November 1,1998 at the Crowell Community Center from 10-5.

Their children were: James, Lucinda (Carter), William, Mary (Jones), Feraby (Carter), John, Vincent, Sarah (Ricks), Sebron, and Eliza (McCrary).
"Beth Collins"

Peterman Family Reunion

Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998, 11 AM there will be a Peterman Family Reunion @ Butler High School Cafeteria, Butler, GA. Contact person is Milton Peterman (

Phillips - Watwood Family Reunion

All the families of James William "Bill" and Helen Celestia (WATWOOD) PHILLIPS are invited to the annual reunion to be held again at Unicoi State Park in Helen, GA. The dates this year are July 31 - August 2, 1998. Reservations may be made directly with the Unicoi State Park Lodge by fax (706-878-1897) or by mail (P. O. Box 849 Helen, GA 30545) Reservation deadline is May 31.

We'll meet in a common area of one of the buildings starting 10:00 AM Saturday. This will be a time to acquaint and re-acquaint ourselves with each other. Lunch will be in the cafeteria at Noon. Lunch is Dutch treat as usual.

We'll meet again in the common area at 2:00 PM. At this time we would like to share old and the oldest photographs, learn of new additions and get an update on the current family searchin'. A current wall chart will be displayed showing all of the Phillips - Watwood ancestors and descendants.

Saturday evening is open to explore the treasures of Helen

Sunday morning at 9:00 AM we'll meet in the common area for a short inspirational gathering before we travel homeward. Please contact Kati Phelps ( for more information.

The EUBANKS FAMILY REUNION will be on the first Sunday in May starting about 12 noon.
Location: Crowell Community Center (junction GA 137 & Crowell Church Rd.). Bring covered dish.
For more information e-mail:

Philman (Philemon) Family Reunion

August 2, 1997 (always the 1st Saturday in August)
Gainesville, Florida at Harts Spring in the Pavalion.
Over 150 expected, so come early, bring a picnic lunch, and plan to stay all day.
Special emphasis on members from the Jacob Philmon line in Lincoln County, N.C. Jacob was killed at Rheams Station in Virginia during the Civil War, and is the brother to James in the Philmon Branch Cemetery (Taylor County).
The spelling of the name varies -- NC used Philemon; GA used Philmon; and today it is even Philman!
More info


The Byrd Family Association of Taylor County, Georgia

Several families still residing in Taylor and the surrounding counties have ties to this BYRD family. We are in the process of establishing a Byrd Family Association and would like to find as many descendants as possible.

Some of the goals of the association will be to rejuvenate the Byrd/Glover cemetery, maintain the markers in the other cemeteries where our ancestors rest and also to share with other family members our history. We would eventually like to publish a Byrd family history.

In 1850 Joel and Nancy Turnage Bird/Byrd were living in the portion of Crawford County which later became part of Taylor, known as the Panhandle District. According to their children's birth dates, it is thought they arrived in this area about 1834.

Joel and Nancy had 11 known children, of which six were born in Georgia. It is not known for certain where they came from, but according to various census schedules, they were from North Carolina.

Their known children:
Robert married Mary Ann BOWERS
Frances married Abraham POSEY
Alfred spouse unknown
Warren married Mary L. DICKSON
Selina married Abraham WAINWRIGHT
William married Etnie GOODWIN
Tillman married Elizabeth WINDHAM
Malinda married B. F. FRAZIER
Sabrina married William JONES
Elizabeth married Wm HOLLEY
Mary married Lewis MOORE
For more information contact: Donna Byrd Thompson
Judith Byrd Hice


PAST REUNIONS are kept here so that you may be aware that they do exist and be able to contact the individual responsible.

Beeland-Shine Reunion

Descendants of Benjamin Beeland (1791-1863) and Thomas Torrans Shine (1795-1856)
June 21, 1997; 10am-5pm
Butler High School Cafetorium
Butler, GA
Ice, tea, cups/plates provided. Please bring a covered dish.
John R. Adams, Sr. P.O. Box 5059 Warner Robins, GA 31099
Phone: 912-923-1525

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