Thursday, July 03, 2008


12-13 July 2008
WEATHERMON - Join us for the *Weathermon Reunion* in Northwest Missouri on 12 and 13 July 2008. The descendents of Christopher Columbus and Martha Vestal Weathermon will meet for the 14th Biennial Weathermon reunion in Billy Sherman Memorial Park near King City, Missouri. New activities are planned including tours of the nearby Weathermon Cemetery, children's activities, a basic genealogy class, talent show, and tours of a nearby wind farm to compliment the traditional carry-in dinner and wiener roast. As always, a memorial service is planned, and there will be displays of genealogy materials and family photos, Bibles, mementos, etc. For more information, contact:

13 July 2008
RHODES - The 62nd Annual Joseph E. & Mary Beck Rhodes Reunion will be held on Sunday, 13 July 2008 at the Swift Creek Baptist Church located at 413 North Center Road, Hartsville SC in Darlington County. You are cordially invited to attend

Worship services at 11:00 a.m.
Registration - 12:15 p.m.
Covered dish luncheon - 1:00 p.m. Plates, cups and ice tea will be furnished.
Business meeting - 2:00 p.m.

Please make plans to attend and represent your ancestors; they are as follows: Curtis Rhodes, Elizabeth "Betsy" Rhodes Fields, Calvin Rhodes, Sarah Ann Rhodes King, Nancy Rhodes Beasley, Caleb Beck Rhodes, Everett Edward Rhodes, and Joseph Edward Rhodes, Jr. For more information call: 843-332-2588, write: Mrs. Doris M. Bateman at PO Box 2748, Hartsville, SC 29551-2748 or email:

19 July 2008
AVERY - The AVERY Memorial Association Annual meeting/reunion will be held on Saturday, 19 July 2008 at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum in Mashantucket, Connecticut, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. A buffet lunch will be served at 12:30. Our speaker will be Avery Memorial Association Historian Vincent Pitts, Ph.D. Averys in the Civil War. For those who would like to explore the museum, there is a separate fee of $13.

On Sunday, 20 July 2008 there will be a church service at the First Church of Christ Congregational Church in Groton CT. A brunch in the church hall will follow; there is a small fee for the brunch. After the church service will be a dedication at the Avery Monument, commemorating the 114th Anniversary of the burning of the Hive. After the dedication there will be a cemetery workshop at the Avery-Morgan Burying Ground in Groton. The Ebenezer Avery House will be open. The cost for the annual meeting/reunion is $30, which does not include the lunch buffet on Sunday. The deadline is June 15, 2008.

Contact Stephanie Lantiere at for details. You may also want to check out our web site at:

27 July 2008
GRIGSBY - National GRIGSBY Family Society in Napa Valley, CA Triennial Reunion. Friday, 25 July 2008 to Sunday, 27 July 2008. Follow the steps of the Grigsbys that traveled overland and settled in Napa Valley, California. Join us in this year's Napa Valley Triennial Reunion.

.. Learn about prominent Grigsbys in Napa Valley & California History
.. Confer with NGFS Genealogist
.. Learn details of the upcoming Grigsby DNA Project
.. Meet, greet and enjoy your Grigsby "Cousins"

For further details, see or contact Sharon Braden, NGFS President (712-486-2571).

"Originally published in UpFront with NGS, The Online Newsletter of the National Genealogical Society (July 2008)."

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