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Stallard Reunions Through The Years
Kingsport Times, Kingsport, Tennessee
Tuesday, August 1, 1933
GATHER FOR STALLARD REUNION
AT DUNGANNON, VA.
States Represented as Families Hold First Reunion –
Annual Event at Dungannon
DUNGANNON, Va., Aug. 1. --- Approximately 1,500
persons, representing nine states, attended the first annual
reunion of the Stallard families of Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee,
West Virginia and mid-western states, was held here Sunday at
Dungannon high school.Members
of the Stallard families were present from the following states: Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, North Carolina, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and New York.
The reunion of the Stallard families was the first of its
kind ever held in this section, and the assembled members of the
family voted to make it an annual event.Dungannon, where Samuel Stallard, of CulpepperCounty, from whom most of the Stallard
families of this section are descended, first settled in 1779, was
again chosen as the place of the next reunion, which will be held
in July, 1934.For the
purpose of holding these annual reunions a permanent organization
of the Stallard families of the states named above was effected.H. L. Stallard of Dungannon was elected president of the
organization of Stallard families; Charles T. Stallard of Lafayette, Ind., and Rawley A. Stallard of Kentucky were named vice-presidents; J. N. Hillman of Emory, Va., was named secretary-treasurer.
This year’s reunion was planned by Rev. A. J. Wolfe of
Big Stone Gap, who presided over the Stallard gathering here
Sunday.Mr. Wolfe, in
collaboration with Dr. J. N. Hillman, president of Emory and HenryCollege, is writing a history of the
Stallard families of the United States, which will be published about
Choosing as his text, “We are debtors,” Dr. Hillman
addressed the Stallard families on the obligations of the living
to their ancestors for the magnificent heritage left them by their
pointed out the obligations of the present world to the nations of
antiquity; traced the bitter struggles necessary for the winning
of the world’s heritage of liberty and civilization.“We of the Stallard families are indebted to old Samuel
Stallard, who settled here in 1779 and courageously hewed out a
place in the wilderness.”Said
Dr. Hillman.“We are
heirs of our ancestors’ hardships and self-denial.We are indebted to them for moral integrity.We may repay the debt by carrying on their ideals of moral
integrity.We must use
our heritage to best advantage and repay our debt to our
Prior to Dr. Hillman’s address, Mayor H. L. Stallard of
Dungannon welcomed his kinsmen to Dungannon in a brief address.
A basket dinner was served at noon on the grounds of Dungannon high
afternoon session an organization of the Stallard families was
effected and some interesting genealogical facts about the
Stallard families were presented by Dr. J. N. Hillman and Rev. A.
J. Wolfe, who collaborating on a history of the Stallard families,
have done considerable research in Stallard genealogy. Brief
talks were also made at the afternoon session by H. M. Addington
of Nickelsville, Rev. Cyrus Stallard of Coeburn, Mrs. Maude
Humphreys of Glen Ellyn, Ill., Mrs. Loeila Stallard Newson of Lafayette, Ind., Prof. William Phipps of CornellUniversity, Ithaca, N. Y.
Kingsport Times, Kingsport, Tennessee
Sunday, July 15, 1934
Family To Hold Reunion
Annual Reunion to Be Held at Dungannon on
DUNGANNON, Va., July 14 --- The second annual
reunion of the Stallard families of Virginia, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, and of the Middle West will be held at Dungannon, Sunday,
July 29, on the grounds of Dungannon high school.
The program for the day will begin at with a semi-religious exercise.The address of welcome will be delivered by Hugh M.
Addington, of Nicklesville, and the main address will be delivered
by Dr. J. N. Hillman, president of Emory and HenryCollege.The afternoon program beginning at will be largely a business session
with informal speeches by several members of the family and
Last year’s reunion, which was held at Dungannon on July
30, was attended by fully 1,500 visitors from Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Illinois, Indiana and New York.
A picnic lunch will be served visiting members of the
family and invited guest.All
persons attending the reunion are asked to bring lunches.
Some genealogical history of the Stallard family will be
given by Rev. A. J. Wolfe, of Big Stone Gap, and Dr. J. N.
Hillman, of Emory and Henry College, who have been collaborating
on a history of the Stallard family.
Officers of the reunion are H. L. Stallard, of Dungannon,
chairman; Dr. J. N. Hillman, of Emory, Secretary; Charles T.
Stallard, of Lafayette, Ind., Mrs. Maude Humphreys, of Glen Ellyn, Ill. and Raleigh Stallard, of Kentucky, vice-presidents.
Kingsport Times, Kingsport, Tennessee
Sunday, July 7, 1935
REUNION PLANNED JULY 28
Than 1,500 Guest Are Expected to Attend From Nine States,
DUNGANNON, Va., July 5 --- Dr. E. Wallace Moore,
dean of women at Birmingham-SouthernCollege, Birmingham, Alabama, will deliver the principal
address at the third annual reunion of the Stallard families,
which will be held at Dungannon Sunday, July 28.
The Stallard reunion will be held at DungannonHigh School.The last two reunions were each attended by about 1,500
visitors representing Stallard families in Virginia, Tennessee,
North Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio,
and New York.
The program for the day will consist of a morning session
at which the address by Dr. Moore will be delivered and an
afternoon session of informal speeches.A picnic lunch will be served to members of the family and
invited guest at .All persons attending the reunion are expected to bring
Officers of the annual reunion are: Chairman, H. L.
Stallard of Dungannon; Secretary-Treasurer, Dr. J. N. Hillman, of
Thursday, June 24, 1937
FAMILY TO HOLD REUNION
to The Times)
BIG LAUREL, Va., June 24. --- More than a thousand
Stallard and Stallard kin are expected to attend the annual
reunion of the family which is to be held this year at Olive Hill,
Ky., on Sunday June 27th.
Hundreds from Scott and WiseCounty will attend the meeting.The Stallards, descendants of Samuel Stallard, a first
settler on Clinch river, near Dungannon, are connected
with many of the other pioneer families of Southwestern Virginia, East Tennessee and Eastern Kentucky, among these are the Dingus,
Green, Porter, Addington, Hillman, Hall and Franklin families.
According to the program of this reunion, Dr. L. R. Dingus
of Transylvania College of Lexington, Ky., will deliver the
address of welcome.Others
on the program include Dr. James M. Hillman, president of Emory
and HenryCollege, and Rev. A. J. Wolfe of Bristol.Dr. Hillman and Rev. Wolfe have been gathering material for
a history of the Stallard and kindred families for several years.
Kingsport Times, Kingsport, Tennessee
Wednesday, July 28, 1937
THAN 500 ATTEND REUNION
Prominent Speakers at Stallard Reunion In ScottCounty
DUNGANNON, Va., July 28 --- More than five
hundred persons attended the fifth annual reunion of the Stallard
family, held at Coeburn.
J. P. Ingle, of Bristol, was the principal speaker at the
morning session, delivering an address on the early history of the
who also appeared on the morning program were Dr. J. N. Hillman,
president of Emory and HenryCollege, and Rev. A. J. Wolfe, of Bristol,
who are collaborating in a history of the Stallard families, which
will be published next year; Rev. J. L. Addington, of Coeburn, who
delivered the address of welcome; H. L. Stallard of Dungannon, who
made the response to the address of welcome; and J. W. Stallard of
Coeburn, chairman of the 1937 reunion.Special music was furnished by Mr. And Mrs. Harvey Tate, of
Coeburn, and Mrs. R. G. Boatright, of Coeburn.
Hugh M. Addington, of Nicklesville, ScottCounty genealogist, was the principal
speaker at the afternoon session, giving a genealogical sketch of
At the afternoon session it was voted to hold the 1938
reunion at Dungannon on the last Sunday of July.
The following officers were named to have charge of the
1938 reunion: President, H. L. Stallard, of Dungannon; Vice
Presidents, Mrs. B. H. Stallard, of St. Paul, J. P. Ingle, of Bristol, and
Leonard Stallard, of Whitesburg, Ky.; Secretary-Treasurer, J. N.
Hillman, of Emory.
Kingsport Times, Kingsport, Tennessee Sunday, July 24, 1938
Reunion Slated On July 31
DUNGANNON, Va.,July 23 – The annual Stallard reunion will be held at
Dungannon Sunday, July 31, it has just been announced by H. L.
Stallard of Dungannon, and Dr. J. N. Hillman, of Emory, chairman
and Secretary, respectively, of the reunion.
The day’s program will consist of a morning session,
beginning at with an address by some member of
the family; and an afternoon business session.A picnic lunch will be served at to members of the family and
persons attending the reunion are expected to bring lunches.
Approximately 1,000 persons attend the annual gatherings at
Dungannon of the clan Stallard.This year’s reunion is the sixth such annual gathering,
the first having been held in 1933.
Kingsport Times, Kingsport, Tennessee Friday, July 29, 1938
to Speak At Family Rally
DUNGANNON, Va.,July 29. – Fred B. Greear of Norton, Commonwealth’s
attorney for WiseCounty, will deliver the principal
address at the annual Stallard reunion which is to be held at
Dungannon Sunday; July 31, at Dungannon high school.
Attorney Greear will address the assembled members of the
Stallard clan at the morning session, which opens at .
R. V. Wolfe, editor of the Gate City Herald, will make the
address of welcome.
A picnic lunch will be served members of the family and
invited guest at on the campus of Dungannon high
An afternoon business session will conclude the program of the
Kingsport Times, Kingsport, Tennessee
Sunday, July 23, 1939
Reunion Set For July 30
DUNGANNON, Va., July 22. (AP) --- The annual
Stallard reunion will be held at Dungannon this year July 30,
according to an announcement made recently by B. Harry Stallard of
St. Paul, Va., president of the Stallard
principal address of the meeting will be mad by Dr. J. N. Hillman,
president of Emory & HenryCollege, a descendant of the Stallard
clan.J. E. Evans,
mayor of Dungannon will deliver the welcome address and the
response will be given by Mrs. A. J. Wolfe of Bristol, Va.Following the morning session the meeting will adjourn for
are requested to bring a picnic lunch for themselves and invited
At the afternoon session the family genealogy will be
discussed and officers of the association will be selected for
will be presided over by A. J. Wolfe of Bristol, Va., who in cooperation with Dr. J. N.
Hillman is writing a history of the Stallard family.This will be the seventh annual reunion of the Stallard
families and in the past these gatherings have attracted hundreds
of visitors from Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and several of the mid-western
the association are: B. Harry Stallard, St. Paul, Va., president; Miss Mary N. Stallard,
Dungannon, vice-president; Dr. J. N. Hillman, Emory, Va., secretary-treasurer.
Sunday, July 20, 1941
Rev. Wolfe In Family Reunion
Of Stallard Group
Times’ State News Service)
Dungannon, Va. --- The program of the annual
Stallard reunion to be held here July 27, will be dedicated to the
Rev. A. J. Wolfe, co-founder of the series of reunions.
Mr. Wolfe died in Bristol last November after more than a
half a century spent in religious and educational work.
E. B. Fox, Bristol business man, will head the list
of speakers discussing “Church and Home.”
Other speakers and their topics will be : John F. Greear,
welcome; D. H. Stallard, response; H. L. Stallard, “Mr. Wolfe,
the Educator”; Judge M. B. Compton, “Mr. Wolfe, the Man and
Minister”; Dr. J. N. Hillman, president of Emory and Henry
College, “Mr. Wolfe’s Service to the Stallard Family and
Visitors are requested to bring food for themselves and
guest for the lunch which will follow the morning session.
Dr. Hillman will preside in the afternoon at a discussion
of the Stallard genealogy.Election
of officers of the Stallard Association will end the meeting, the
ninth of the association.
Present officers are: Miss Mary B. Stallard, president;
Mrs. B. H. Stallard, vice-chairman; Dr. Hillman,
Kingsport Times July 8, 1975
Convene At Flatwoods Aug. 2
The 1975 Stallard Reunion will be held Saturday, Aug. 2 in
the FlatwoodsFreewillBaptistChurch in the Flatwoods Community, about
seven miles south of Coeburn, Va., on the Dungannon Road.
Registration will be at , with the general meeting
beginning at Following the meeting, there will be a picnic at the
Flatwoods Picnic area.Family
members are asked to bring food, soft drinks, and picnic supplies.
There may also be a musical get-together the night before.Many present-day families are descendents of the five
daughters and three sons of pioneer Samuel Stallard and his wife,
Jael (Jalley) Duncan, who came from Culpepper County, Va., and settled on the banks of the CinchRiver below Dungannon, in 1779.
Material is being collected for a Stallard family history,
and information should be sent to the secretary of the Stallard
Clifford L. Stallard, 1111 Virginia Ave., Norton, Va.24273
Families are asked to give the names of ancestors as far
back as possible, and include information concerning birth dates,
marriages, deaths, places lived and items of personal history and
needed also, if available.The
information will help fit relatives into the proper family line.
More information concerning the reunion can be obtained
from the officers of the Reunion Association.They are: W. Kline Stallard, president, Box 220, Coeburn, Va.24230, 395-2291; Mrs. Charles Donahue (Lona
Stallard), vice-president, Route 1, Coeburn, Va.24230, 395-2595; Mrs. Virgel Young
(Marjorie Greear), vice-president, Route 1, Coeburn, 395-2045; and
Mrs. Clifford Stallard, secretary-treasurer.
Kingsport Times Wednesday, July 14, 1976
To Gather First Weekend In August
Stallards and related families will have their annual
reunion the first weekend in August.This group first met in the 1930s and met again in 1939.The Stallard Reunion Association was reorganized in 1974,
and members have been attending from throughout the United States.
The Stallards of Wise and ScottCounties, including the surrounding areas
of eastern Kentucky and East Tennessee, can trace their ancestry back to
Walter Stallard, who came to old Rappahanock County, Va., around 1640.A great-grandson of Walter, “Pioneer Samuel Stallard
II,” came with his wife, Jael Duncan, and settled on the Clinch River near Osborn’s Ford (Dungannon)
Many present-day families are descendants of the three sons
and five daughters of Samuel and Jael.The 1876 Stallard reunion will be held at the FreewillBaptistChurch in the Flatwoods Community, about
seven miles south of Coeburn, Va., just off the Dungannon Road.
Registration will begin at , Saturday, Aug. 7, with the
business meeting and program beginning at Following the meeting, a picnic will be held in the
Flatwoods Recreational Area.Anyone
attending should bring food, soft drinks, and picnic supplies.
A get-together is also planned for Friday night, Aug. 6,
probably at the site of the William B. Stallard-Elizabeth Holbrook
home, past the FlatwoodsChurch.There will opportunities for visiting, getting acquainted,
and also some singing and instrumental music.
Any information concerning immediate families should be
brought for contribution, if not already done.A family history is being organized.
For more information, contact officers of the Stallard
Reunion Association, who are: W. Kling Stallard, president,
Coeburn, Va., 3952291; and Mrs. Charles
Donahue, vice-president, of Route 1, Coeburn.