2017 Reunion Schedule Posted

Check out the Reunion Schedule Page for this years planned activities.  We might even have some extra surprises …

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Green River Plantation Tour?

I just learned that Sunday afternoon of our reunion weekend we may be able to set up a tour at Green River Plantation with Robin Spencer Lattimore, the author of “Across Two Centuries, The Lost World of Green River Plantation.”  Green River Plantation was built by Joseph McDowell Carson, one of the oldest sons of Col. John Carson and his first wife Rachel Matilda McDowell.

Who is interested in adding this as an optional tour to your Reunion Weekend? The fee would be $18 per adult (cash or check).  If we have enough interest it can be arranged but I will need to know who wants to go.  This would be Sunday, June 25th, after the reunion activities at Historic Carson House Arbor.  It was offered 6 years ago and I think everyone had a good time.  Well worth the driving and minimal cost.

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McDowell County Local Historian to Speak

Bill Hendley, a noted McDowell County Historian has agreed to speak at our reunion on Saturday morning, June 24th at 10:30.  He has been involved in the development of the Joseph McDowell Greenway along the Catawba River and is extremely knowledgeable about the early McDowell and Carson family history and the Round Hill Cemetery!

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Registration Question Answered

One of the questions that I have received concerning the registration form deals with from which of the children of  Hunting John McDowell or Colonel John Carson you descend when you are a “DNA Cousin.”   A DNA Cousin is one who has tested their DNA and shares common DNA with with other paperwork proven descendants but may not know the exact line of descent.  If this is your case, just indicate that you are a “DNA Matching Descendant” and provide your most distant known ancestor.   DNA testing has been a vehicle to locate many new cousins and we are much richer for it!

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2017 Registration

It is time to register for the 2017 Reunion.   See the registration page to download the form and the cover letter.

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One Option for Lodging

The Hampton Inn has once again provided a group rate for our 2017 reunion.  Here is the link for this lodging option:

http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/A/AVLMRHX-CFR-20170622/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

 

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