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George & Helen Brendle Maney Family Reunion

Check back for 2013 update

Morgan Pavillion 
Deep Creek Rd In Bryson City
Covered Dish Lunch will start about 12:30 

Anyone with family ties from either the Brendle side or the Maney side is welcome to attend.

Helen was the daughter of George and Hattie Sheppard Brendle of Alarka.

George was the son of James (Jim) and Vernie Martin Maney

For more information, contact: 
Connie Maney Cunningham 
Phyllis McDowell 


The 49th Annual

Martha Salmon Marchbanks & Francis Marion Marshbanks Family Reunion
October 13, 2013
At the Broyhill Chapel and Fellowship Hall
on the Mars Hill College Campus
Mars Hill , NC

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 noon in the Broyhill Chapel.
A covered dish luncheon will follow at 1:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
For more information contact Shirley Buckner at (828) 683-2741


Matthews Reunion


check back for 2013 update

Walnut Community Center

Walnut, NC

(Near Marshall, NC)

Come and bring pictures, records, etc & share!

Covered dish lunch at Noon

Paper goods provided

for further info contact:

Donna Matthews Worley

828- 649- 2378 or 828- 779- 6468


The McDowell DNA Research Project

1st Reunion for the DNA Participants

was held July 6th thru July 9th in Asheville ,N.C.  2006

Check back often for updates

We had a wonderful Reunion in 2006, we spent a day researching at OBCGS.  We went to the Grandfather Mountain, Highland Games on Bus and toured four McDowell Homes in 3 N.C. counties, We also helped in a small way to form a family group to help to save the Pleasant Garden McDowell Home in McDowell County. I am happy to report that the McDowell County News ran an article on our visit, and we have seen some great progress in the saving of this Important, North Carolina Home. We also had a wonderful dinner on the Grounds at the Smith McDowell House in Asheville, and came along side their efforts to keep the Museum alive that has its roots in the American Revolution, as well as one of the Hero's of the Kings Mountain battle, and to North Carolina History... IN general we had a blast meeting each other and sharing, we formed some really tight bonds, that have long outlasted 2006

We are making great progress with the DNA matches. McDowell families are finding their connections all over the Globe. During our first 3 years we seemed to be gathering members, and not seeing much from the testing, but now the results and matches are coming in like Gangbusters.  We must have passed some mystical point in the Number of folks in the Project . At any rate the folks joining now are all getting matches to others in the Project and we are busy working to connect our Documented Genealogy, and our DNA and This is where it can be very interesting.


Anyone interested can contact

Charlotte McDowell Baker or

Chuck McDowell

Co-Administrator, McDowell DNA Research Project,

Nashville, TN  


The Annual Reunion of the Descendants of

Abraham and Lydia (Stewart) Moore

including all descendant of

John Parker Moore & Millie Redmond Moore

 November 2, 2013

Ellijay Baptist Church

16 Little Ellijay Road

 Franklin, NC


Covered dish dinner @ 12 Noon

For more info call 828- 369- 8030 or e-mail Dee


Morgan/Passmore Reunion


Saturday, May 25, 2013

Nantahala High School Gym

Nantahala, NC

12 Noon


Covered dish

for more information call

Linda Callahan

(336) 887- 6260


The 13th Annual Lamb - Morris Joint Family Reunion

This reunion will not be held this year.

However, for more information on this family,


Marshall Styles -  Coordinator

864- 213- 9888  
20 Lake Valley Court, 

Simpsonville, SC 29681


The reunion honors the descendants of Marmaduke Lamb and his wife Orpha Rollins, who relocated from Randolph County, NC, to Greene County, TN in the early 1800's. From there, many of their descendants migrated into Western North Carolina in the years immediately following the American Civil War.  The reunion also honors the descendants of Elias and Sarah Morris of Montgomery County, NC, and their sons who served the Confederacy (Zebedee, William, Larkin).  Zebedee and William relocated their families to Buncombe and Madison County, NC, just prior to the Civil War. This is not the Elias Morris who migrated to Kentucky. This Elias Morris died 30 August 1853 in Montgomery County, Pee Dee District.



The children of Marmaduke and Orpah Rollins Lamb were:

John Rollins Lamb* Charlotte Elizabeth Lamb
Lydia H. Lamb Margaret Lamb
David Rollins Lamb Riley Harland Lamb
James Rollins Lamb Oliver Marmaduke Lamb
Nathan Hamilton Lamb William Aiken Lamb


*Children of John Rollins Lamb (1811-1880)

and Sarah Elizabeth Ealy Lamb (1806-1876):

William Ryley Lamb John Oliver Lamb
James Aiken Lamb Rev. David Page Lamb
Thomas Nathan Lamb Elbert Sevier Lamb
Martha Jane Lamb Benjamin Franklin Lamb


Children of Elias and Sarah Morris


Cpl. Zebedee William Morris* William Chappell Morris
Thomas F. Morris Larkin A. Morris
Sarah Morris Henry W. Morris

James D. Morris


Zebedee and William moved to Madison County, NC


*Children of Corporal Zebedee William Morris (1827-1881), a disabled veteran of the Confederate States Army, 11th North Carolina Infantry, and his wife Emeline Williams (1827-1904) of Montgomery County  and of Madison County, NC. 


Pardee C. Morris Ellis Kerr Morris
Robert E. Lee Morris Martha Jane Morris
Missouri J. Morris Mary Ann Morris

Sarah Emeline Morris


For more info on this family, contact:

Marshall Styles -  Coordinator

864- 213- 9888  
20 Lake Valley Court, 

Simpsonville, SC 29681

Decendents of David and Nancy Silver Parker Reunion
Coon Hunters Building

Wide Horizion Road off Prentiss Bridge Road

Spring Reunion:

2013 details to follow

Bring covered dishes
contact:  Barbara Gregory
803- 327- 3015



Parrish Family Reunion

Next Parrish Reunion in Macon County - 2014


Burningtown Baptist Church

Highway 28 North

Franklin, NC


for more info, contact:

Joyce Kinsland



Gloria Owenby

828- 524- 5811


Parrish~Reynolds Reunion


Comfort Suites University Hotel

Abilene, Texas

1902 East I-20
Abilene, Texas 79601
Phone 325-672-0338

check back for 2013 details

Contact Ellen M. Stutsman
10020 Sutumn Wood
Spring Branch, Texas 78070


Gloria Owenby

828- 524- 0734 or 828- 524- 5811

*for motel reservations,

Be sure to mention that you are part of the Parrish~Reynolds Reunion for a special rate.

For Passmore, see the Morgan/Passmore Reunion above

Annual Henderson-Peek Annual Family Reunion

Descendants of

Charles Henderson ( born 1764) and of William Peek (born 1755)

and/or those related through the marriages of one of the following:
Thomas Henderson, born 1786 and Ruth Peek born 1782
David Peek, born 1775 and Polly Henderson, born 1785
George Henderson, born 1835 and Millie Peek, born 1838
William "Panther Bill" Peek, born 1822 and Elizabeth Henderson, born 1831


Saturday, July 20, 2013

Macon Co. (NC) Community Facilities Bldg
1288 Georgia Rd., Franklin, NC 28734


12:00 Set Up/Lunch
1:00 Meet and Greet with Family and Friends
Election of 2013 Officers and Comments from "Old Timers"

Attendees are asked to bring a well-filled picnic basket and beverages. 
Plates, cups, eating utensils and ice will be furnished.

For more information or to provide additional family members' contact information, 
email or call

Lisa Peek Clemmons,



Poston Family Reunion

Held 2nd Saturday in August each year. 

This year's reunion will be held 

Saturday August 10, 2013

  Old Cruso School in Canton, N.C.

Families will gather at 11:30 AM 

Covered dish lunch at Noon

Anyone interested is invited to attend. 


Karen McCracken   828- 667- 5349


Lois Davis   828- 298- 3851


Annual Price Reunion


Sunday before Labor Day

This year's reunion will be held 

Sunday, Sept 1, 2013

 Price Cemetery

in Emert's Cove, Sevier County, TN

The Cemetery was established by John Palmer Price

from Spring Creek Madison County North Carolina in 1885,

and is part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 

It is located one mile from the Ranger Station

in the Greenbrier Section of the park.


Directions: From Gatlinburg take Hwy 321 (going to Cosby)

approx seven miles from Gatlinburg crossing over

The Little Pigeon River will be Emert's Cove Road.

Turn right for the cemetery--

signs for the reunion will be posted along the hwy.


Anyone and everyone is invited.

for information, contact

Betty Price

615- 349- 5872




Annual Queen Reunion

Third Sunday in October

This year's reunion will be held

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Barker's Creek Community Building

on 441 N & 74W

2 miles west of Dillsboro, NC

Most everything furnished

Attendees are encouraged to bring a favorite dish

for information, contact

Betty Queen Monteith



5th Annual Ray Family Reunion

The Descendants of John & Nancy (Sumner) Ray


The Descendants of Levi & Melinda (Deweese)  Ray

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Burningtown Baptist Church Fellowship Hall

11 AM - til?????

 Covered dish lunch at 12:30 PM


Come and enjoy enjoy an afternoon of  fun with

both new unknown cousins and those you've known a lifetime



family photos, new & old

family history & genealogy to share

a big appetite!!


map and directions



for more info, contact:

Margaret (828- 369- 7387)

Nancy (828- 369- 6040)

Gloria (828- 524- 0734 or 828- 524- 5811)


Dee (828- 524- 9758)



Everyone Welcome!

Come one, Come all!




Reynolds Family Reunion

The Descendants of Abraham Reynolds

Asheville, N.C.


no reunion planned for 2013

for info contact

  Julia R. Nowlin




Julia's Reynolds Ancestry

My ancestor is Daniel Reynolds and Susan Adelia Baird married October 7, 1844.  Daniel Reynolds was the youngest son of Abraham Reynolds and Mary Leaser. They had a family home on Bent Creek in Buncombe. Daniel and Susan had 10 children,  the 3rd being William Taswell Reynolds, born in Asheville Oct 14, 1849, William married Mamie Spears they had four children: George Spears Reynolds (my grandfather), Robert Rice Reynolds , Janie Reynolds Wood & William Taswell Reynolds Jr., My dad was George Reynolds, Jr.


22nd Annual Roark Family Reunion

Descendants and allied families of Charles and Abigail Roark

Held annually on the last Sunday in June

You are cordially invited to attend the 22st annual Roark Reunion

June 30, 2013

Registration 9 AM

Riverview Community Center

Creston, NC

Genealogy information exchange on Saturday (see below)

Lunch will begin at 12:00 noon on Sunday. Please bring your food already prepared & ready to serve. Drinks, ice & table service items will be provided by the reunion committee. However, feel free to bring extra ice &drinks if you wish. Please let our Reunion Secretary know who will be helping with the cleanup after lunch from your family. She will be coordinating the volunteers.


Come early. Donít forget to sign in for our records (please print) .


Visit to Roark Cemetery

near Chris Taylor's house

in the afternoon

The Riverview Community Center (formally Riverview Elementary/High School) is located along the North Fork New River with a beautiful boardwalk right along the river with large grassy areas. The New River was designated as one of the 10 National Heritage Rivers in the nation.


The Center is located in the middle of ROARK Country. The Roarks were here before the American Revolution and many of them were involved in the battle of Kings Mountain. This battle destroyed Major Fergusonís British Army, marking the beginning of the end of the Revolutionary War.


Many descendents of these valiant pioneers still live in the area today.  Charles Roark came to this area mid to late 1700ís. He settled only a few miles away from the Community Center. The foundation of his original log home still remains on the original site located on Peak Mountain. The Charles B. Roark log cabin will be open for touring starting around 3:00 p.m. on Sunday June 24, 2007.  While at the home you may get some history about who built the house and how it has been passed down through the Roark line to its present owner, Chris Taylor. From the house, some may want to hike the challenging way nearly 1/2 mile to the Roark Cemetery. The usual route will take you near the homeplace of Charles and Abigail Roark. Some steps and foundation are still visible. Bring a jug if you want to take home some fresh mountain spring water.


Roark descendants and allied families are invited to renew old friendships and gain new ones while participating in our reunion, auction, lunch and Roark Cabin Tour. In addition, our plans this year include a fun filled Roark Genealogy Family History Day in West Jefferson, NC at the Ashe County Public Library Heritage Room.


The Roark Recipe book with recipes furnished by many reunion members has
been published. It can be purchased at the reunion.

We will also have Roark reunion shirts and caps.
The Riverview Community Center is located at 11719 NC Hwy 88, Creston, NC.
From Jefferson, NC, it is approximately 15 miles from the intersection of
State Hwy. 88 and US 221. From Trade, TN, take TN Hwy 67 to NC Hwy 88 for
approximately 15 miles. Please contact us for a map or more details.

Please pass this information along to other interested Roark kin

and invite them to join us in keeping the Roark families alive

For more information,

please visit the Roark Family Reunion Website

located at: www.roarkfamily.org

or contact

Duard Walker, President

Linda Roark, Secretary




10th Annual Reunion


Descendants of James M. and Cordelia Briggs Roberts

from Madison County

Brigadoon Clubhouse, Heather Way, Candler NC
(New Location)

2013 date to be announced

Lunch at 1:00

Come see our updated Family Tree and photo books

Please bring a covered dish and drinks to share. Paper products will be provided. 
You may contact Dorris Sherman at 828/667-3981 with any questions or suggestions.

 Lunch at 1 PM


Call Dorris Sherman 828 - 667 - 3981 with questions or for directions.



This page was last updated June 24, 2013

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