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Family Reunions

This page contains information about family reunions for families throughout western NC as well as GA and TN. If you would like to have your family reunion posted on this site or update an existing listing, please complete the request form. We are interested in reunions of any surnames common to western NC. We are posting info concerning both upcoming and past reunions. If your reunion has already been held this year, feel free to contact the person listed for info about the next reunion date.

Descendants of William Addington

tentatively scheduled for 2014
Blairsville, Georgia

Juanita Phillips
300 Green Road
Brevard, NC 28712
David Addington
All the details plus a registration form are available on our website:



Descendants of D. Hubbard and Emily Amanda (Welch) Allen

2nd Sunday in July

This year: July 13, 2014

Cowee Valley Community Center

Ruby Mine Road, Franklin, NC

A covered dish lunch will be served at 12 Noon

Bring pictures and family info to share.

For info contact:




Ammons Family Reunion

 July, 2014

Holly Springs Baptist Church

Contact: Bill Crawford at 828-524-2280.



119th Annual Reunion of the

Descendants of Mansfield and Harriett Black Anderson

 Third Sunday in September

This year:

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Macon County Coon Hunters’ Club

Wide Horizon Drive off Prentiss Bridge Road

Franklin, NC

Covered dish; eating utensils, paper goods furnished.

We had 80 family members answer the roll in 2007. This was the 113th reunion.
All descendants of Mansfield and Harriett Black Anderson are invited

for more info, contact:

Wanda Buchanan


Annual Arthur Reunion

Saturday June 21, 2014

4:00 PM

at the Pergola at Nathan Arthur’s

Arcadia – Highway 191 –  Avery’s Creek

Buncombe County

For more info, contact

Nathan Arthur


       Balfour Family Reunion

First reunion was held in 1969

Most of our family goes back to Col. Andrew Balfour, III,

killed in Revolutionary War in Asheboro, North Carolina

and his brother John Balfour, both of whom came  from Scotland.

Next Reunion: 2014

We have lots of history to share, and are happy to share info.

for more info, contact

Beverly Estlinbaum, Historian

 e-mail: JEstlinbaum@cox.net
web site: www.andrewbalfour.com


       Banks Family Reunion

Hernando, MS

Elberton, GA

This reunion is held in Hernando, MS, every other year in even-numbered years.

This reunion is held in Elberton, GA, every other year in odd-numbered years.

All Descendants of the

Thomas Banks and Elizabeth Chandler Family, 

Thomas Banks and Sarah Chandler,

Thomas Banks and Sarah Priddy Families,

 Ralph (Rafe) Banks and Rachel Alston Jones,

James Banks and Charity Alston, etc.,

 All Banks from Granville County, NC to Elbert County, GA


       Bird/Byrd Family Reunion

The Descendants of Clark and Mary (Curtis) Byrd

Fourth Sunday in September

this year: Sunday, September 28, 2014

Iotla MethodistChurch

Iotla Church Road

Macon County, NC

Covered dish lunch at 1 PM

for info, details and directions contact

Gloria Owenby



       Bradley Family Reunion

The Descendants of William “Bill” and Deborah (Roberts) Bradley

October 5, 2014

Oak Grove Baptist Church

Oak Grove Church Rd.

Macon County, NC 

Covered dish lunch at 12:45 PM

for info, details and directions contact

Wanda McWilliams



       George & Helen Brendle Maney Family Reunion

date to be announced

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


       Brigman Reunion

 The 20th annual reunion of the descendants of

Solomon Brigman and Lucretia Holcombe Brigman

Solomon and Lucretia Brigman’s children were: 

Joel, Asa, Catherine Holcombe, Elizabeth Holcombe,

John Kelsey, Isaac, Owen and Solomon G. 

Fourth Sunday in September

This year: Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 at 12:00 noon

Beech Community Center

Reems Creek Road in Weaverville, NC. 

This will be a covered dish style picnic. 

We will eat around 12:30 pm. 

Please bring photos, etc. for sharing. 

For more information please call Margaret Brigman at 828-645-3217

or e-mail mhbrigman@aol.com.        


Bryson Annual Family Reunion

Third Saturday in July

This year: Saturday, July 19, 2014

Cullasaja School

For info contact Evelyn Bryson



         The Annual Burgin-Lytle Reunion

Date and time to be announced

For further info, call Barbara Meilhammer at 828-668-4212.


Burnette Family Reunion

Saturday August 2, 2014

10: AM. Till 4:00 PM

The Waynesville Recreation Picnic Area

 Vance Street

behind Bi-Lo

Waynesville, NC

   Covered Dish Lunch at Noon


Everett Stamey




       The Reunion of the Descendants of Jabez and Matilda Callahan

 of Madison County

Held in even years – next reunion 2014

Kathy Adams


Carson and McDowell

Weekend gathering for the descendants of Hunting John McDowell and
Col. John Hazzard Carson, two early pioneers of Western North
Carolina, will be held in Marion, NC beginning Friday morning 20 June

For registration information contact Connie Bradshaw

at mycarsonfamily@gmail.com or 904-502-3929.


       Chatham/Jenkins 85th Annual Reunion

Third Sunday in September

This year: Sunday September 21, 2014

Spring Mountain Community Center

807 Old Fort Road

Fairview (Buncombe County), NC. 

Contact  Philip Jenkins

PO Box 1253
Fairview NC 28730



       Cheek Family Annual Reunion

Saturday following July 4

This year: Saturday, July 5, 2014

Covered dish lunch – 1 PM

This year’s Reunion will be at the

South Macon Elementary School Cafeteria

Addington Bridge Road

Franklin, NC


Willa Jean Crane



       Corbin Family Reunion

Sunday before Labor Day

August 31, 2014

Covered Dish Lunch – 1:00 PM

Holly Springs Baptist Church

Franklin, NC


Kelly & Dayna Corbin



Coward Family Annual Reunion

120th Coward Family Reunion

Second Sunday in June

This year: June 8, 2014

Picnic Pavilion and Park near the new track on the campus of WCU

Cullowhee, NC

Gather around 11:00 AM

Covered dish lunch


Lynn Riggsbee or John Tayloe


16th Annual Creasman Reunion

Reunion of the Decendents of 

Abraham & Emaline Creasman
William & Lucinda Creasman

First Sunday in August

This year: Sunday, August 3, 2014
Waynesville Town Park (old Hazelwood Town Park)

North Pine Street
Park has been reserved ALL DAY.

Waynesville, NC
Noon until ??

Covered Dish

We’ll plan on eating about 1 pm

… don’t forget drinks, lawn chairs,

and any games you or your children want or need

REMEMBER to bring your old photos,

family history, family stories and your camera 

Please call other relatives and friends

to let them know we would love to have them attend

Call, write or e-mail if there is someone to whom you want and invitation sent.
Come prepared to give me corrected addresses

for children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, etc, etc.

Marilyn Creasman Earley, 6 Langley Street, Poquoson, VA 23662 

757-846-4334  or phs67grad@aol.com


Red Barnette, 515 Camalot Drive,Waynesville, NC 28786


Mary Ann & Oak Creasman, 
84 Church Street, Poquoson, VA 23662



       DeBruhl Family Reunion

July 20, 2014

Beech Glenn Community Center

Beech Glenn Rd in Madison County. 

This will be the 150th year for this meeting.

Covered dish lunch at 1 PM

Come bring a covered dish and enjoy reconnecting

with your rich heritage and history 

For more information, contact:

Norman DeBruhl  301- 371- 9665   or

Marshall DeBruhl 828-230-8641


       Fisher Family Reunion

87th Annual Reunion for

The Descendants of James Washington Fisher, Sr.

(Revolutionary War Soldier-Maryland Militia)

MD to SC to NC

Annually – Saturday after Labor Day

This year: Saturday, September 6, 2014

Lake Toxaway Baptist Church

Lake Toxaway Church Rd.

Lake Toxaway, NC

(Transylvania County)

Business Meeting at 10:30 a.m. 

Covered dish lunch at Noon

Please bring a covered dish, lawn chairs, and family displays (tri-boards, etc.)

Get together from 5:00-10:00 p.m. at

Lake Toxaway Community Center

Slick Fisher Rd.

Lake Toxaway, NC

Patricia Cantrell

1509 Emerson Ave.

Columbus, GA  31907


For reunion/family information, details and directions contact:

Linda Maxwell-Fisher, Reunion President

(828) 883-9059 or



he Annual Reunion of the Descendants of

Joseph Carroll Gibson & Alva Allen Gibson

Second Sunday in August

This year:

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Cowee Valley Community Center

Ruby Mine Road, Franklin, NC

A covered dish lunch will be served at 1 PM 

with a brief business meeting to follow.  

call 828-369-8030 or 
Dee (wncgen@yahoo.com)


       Gladwell, Glidwell, Henson, & Williamson Family Reunion

Second Sunday in  July

This year: Sunday, July 13, 2014

Covered dish lunch – 1:00 PM

Otto Fire Department

Otto, NC


Max Gladwell   828-524-5442

or Virginia Bryson  828-369-9969


       Annual Green Reunion

Last Sunday in July

This year: Sunday, July 27, 2014

Louisa Chapel Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Franklin, NC

Covered dish lunch – around 12:30 PM

contact: Jerry Green

606 Pressley Road, Franklin, NC 28734



       Chatham/Jenkins Reunion

Third Sunday in September

This year: Sunday September 21, 2014

Spring Mountain Community Center

807 Old Fort Road

Fairview (Buncombe County), NC. 

Contact  Philip Jenkins

PO Box 1253
Fairview NC 28730



         Johnson Reunion

Descendants of Rev. War Soldier James Johnson & wife Ann Cole Johnson

Second Sunday in August

This year:  August 10, 2014 –  12 Noon

Bring Covered dishes and drinks

 Shaw’s Creek Methodist Campground Church & cemetery.
Ruth Dilling

828-628-6824 or 828-275-5169


The Annual Reunion of the Descendants of

Abraham and Lydia (Stewart) Moore

including all descendant of

John Parker Moore & Millie Redmond Moore

June 21, 2014

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 24, 2014

Nantahala High School Gym

Nantahala, NC

12 Noon

Covered dish

for more information call Linda Callahan (336) 887- 6260 


       Parrish Family Reunion

Next Parrish Reunion in Macon County – 2014

Burningtown Baptist Church

Iotla Church Rd off Highway 28 North Franklin, NC

for more info, contact:

Joyce Kinsland 828-369-8307


Gloria Owenby 828- 524- 5811  e-mail


Poston Family Reunion

Held 2nd Saturday in August each year. 

This year’s reunion will be held 

Saturday August 9, 2014

  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 Ray Family Reunion

The Descendants of John & Nancy (Sumner) Ray and of Levi & Melinda (Deweese)  Ray

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Iotla Baptist Church Fellowship Hall

Iotla Church Road, Franklin, NC

11 AM – til?????  –  Covered dish lunch at 12:30 PM

Bring: family photos, new & old; family history & genealogy to share & a big appetite!!

for more info, contact:

Margaret (828- 369- 7387) or Nancy (828- 369- 6040) or Gloria (828- 524- 5811) or

Dee (828- 524- 9758)  e-mail


Sams Family Reunion

Flag Pond, Tennessee

Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend

(This year May 25, 2014)

Held at the Old Sams Homeplace

on Old US 23 just south of Flag Pond

Covered dish lunch at noon

Bring family history info and pictures to share

Will include a visit to the family cemetery

for directions and/or more info, contact Jacqui Justice


Third Saturday in October

this year October 18, 2014

Gather around 10 AM – Covered dish dinner at Noon

Grapevine Baptist Church Fellowship Hall

3507 Grapevine Road, Marshall, NC.

(Follow Highway 213 east from Marshall or west from Mars Hill to Petersburg,

turn north onto Petersburg Rd, follow the signs to the church)

All folks who have interest in or are descendants of the pioneer Sams Family of WNC are invited to attend, and encouraged to bring family histories, pictures, etc. and join us for morning worship at Grapevine Baptist Church, and bring a covered dish to share for the mid-day meal.

The afternoon will be spent sharing family information, genealogy, family histories, pictures, etc.

For more information, contact

 Betty Clark  828-689-5840


       Andy and Carrie Sorrells Annual Family Reunion

Third Saturday in August.

This year: Saturday, August 16, 2014

Covered dish lunch – 1:00 PM

Coon Hunter’s Club

Wide Horizon Road off Prentiss Bridge Road

Franklin, NC

contact  Doris Cheek  828-524-3538


Annie Sorrells Annual Family Reunion 

First Sunday in October

This year:  Sunday, October 5, 2014

Covered dish lunch – 1:00 PM

Coon Hunter’s Club

Wide Horizon Road off Prentiss Bridge Road

Franklin, NC

contact  Doris Cheek  828-524-3538


Stamey Family Reunion

Third Saturday in October

this year: October 18 2014

 Pleasant Hill Methodist Church 

 Hwy.19-23  Candler, N. C. 

Anyone interested is invited to bring a covered dish and join in. 

 We will gather about 11 AM with covered dish lunch around Noon. 


 Lois Davis  828-298-3851  e-mail: hedgerose@bellsouth.net



Fines Creek, NC, 

3rd Saturday in September

This year: September 20, 2014

take Fine’s Creek Exit (Exit 15) on I-40 on the Gatlinburg side of Asheville, NC

Follow Fines Creek Road to Fines Creek School on the left

Covered dish lunch at 12 Noon

Bring pictures and family information to share


 Trentham/Trantham Gathering in TN

27th Annual Trentham Reunion

Gatlinburg, TN

2nd Saturday in August:  August 9, 2014 at Holt Park

Gatlinburg, TN

9 AM til …

Covered dish lunch at Noon

Bring genealogy stuff and photos of your family members.

The older the photos the better.

You may wish to bring a lawn chair (seating is at picnic tables.)

There are rest rooms and small playground for the kids.

It’s nice to go exploring along the river that runs by the pavilion.


Traveling from Pigeon Forge into Gatlinburg… the very first thing you see on your RIGHT as you enter Gatlinburg is Holt Park. There is then a curve to the RIGHT. Stay in the right lane. Slow down as you get in sight of the FIRST red light, because it’s easy to miss the little street. A few car lengths before you get to the red light, on the RIGHT there is a small green sign up high on a tall post that says “Holt Park”. You turn RIGHT there on the RIGHT side of that little sign. (This road turns on the left side of what used to be the old Trentham Hardware building. Not sure what is there now.)  This is the first right turn you can make after you go past the by-pass and start into Gatlinburg. After you turn, the road immediately “disappears” below you. You go DOWN the hill and then SHARP RIGHT and follow road across a narrow bridge. The road dead ends at the pavilion where our reunion is held.


9th Annual Tweed Reunion
Descendants of James and Rachel Neely Tweed
Saturday, July 19, 2014 — 11am – 3pm
Noon: Covered Dish Luncheon
Middle Laurel Church of God – Fellowship Hall
Highway 212, Marshall, NC 28753
Church phone: 828-656-2909
For Information, Contact:
Steve Tweed, 828-656-2369 (Marshall, NC)
Mary Etta Sane, 423-638-8032 (Greeneville, TN)
Diana Chesser, 423-929-7485 (Johnson City, TN)


       Wallace Reunion

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Covered dish lunch  1 PM

Louisa Chapel Methodist Church Fellowship Hall

Franklin, NC


Donnie Wallace

477 Louisa Chapel Road

Franklin, NC




John and Pheriba (Talley) Watkins
Descendants and Allied Families Reunion

3rd Sunday in October (October 20, 2013)
At the Woodsmen of the World Facility
In Dillard, GA
A covered dish luncheon to be served at 12 noon.
Paper good will be provided.

For more information contact:
Dot Watkins Chastain
1567 Gum Springs Ch Rd
Jefferson, GA 30549
(770) 823-5998


Montraville Weaver Descendants Reunion

Montraville Weaver was the youngest son of John Weaver. 

He gave the land for Weaverville and the money and land

for Weaverville College (later name Weaver College.)


Second Saturday in August,

August 9, 2014

2 PM – 6 PM

Beech Community Center

Sugar Cove Road

Weaverville, NC

Paper products and drinks will be provided.

Please bring a covered dish for all to share.

For information or directions please call or e-mail  

Jan Lawrence (828-658-3934 or 828-216-0913) or tjlaw@charter.net.

Please let Jan know if you plan on coming.

Be sure to invite your entire family and friends. 

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