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, please contact the webmaster.  We are interested in reunions of any surnames common to western NC. We are posting info concerning both 2006 & 2007 reunions. If your reunion has already been held in 2006, feel free to contact the person listed for info about the next reunion date.



Surnames and Places Beginning With





Addington Alarka Allen Anders Arthur Balfour Banks
Bird/Byrd Bradley Brigman Bryson Burnette Bush Capps
Carson Chatham Cheek Cloer Corbin Coward Davis
DeBruhl Dillingham Edwards Ensley Fouts



Swain County's

North Shore Cemetery Association

Fontana North Shore Historical Association

Schedule for Homecoming and Decoration


Click on the surname or place above to go directly the the reunion info about that surname or place


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Descendants of William Addington

Reunion to be held  July 20 & 21, 2007

Buncombe County

More details to follow

Check back often


Juanita Phillips

300 Green Road

Brevard, NC 28712


David Addington




Saturday, July 21, 2007

Covered dish lunch at noon

This is an invitation to the 2007 Annual Alarka Reunion in Swain County, NC.

Anyone with ties to this community or the Swain County area are welcome to attend.

 Alarka Community Center on Alarka Road.

Take US 23/74 to Exit 64, Alarka Road.

The community center is just after you pass the

Cochran Cemetery where the old Alarka School used to be.

We will be doing a covered dish lunch.

There is an ice machine at the center and a large kitchen.

There is also a playground for the children.

 for more info


Hope to see you there!



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

1st Sunday in August

This year: August 5, 2007

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:





Descendents of Charlie and Rosa Mathis Anders

 will hold their 5th annual reunion in 2007

August 12, 2007

East LaPorte River Access Area

Located off Hwy 107

Approximately 3 miles south of Western Carolina University

The area is reserved from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Those attending are asked to bring their memories along,

as well as a covered dish!

Lunch will be served at 1:00 p.m.

Contact: Cliff & Sue Cypher



Annual Arthur Reunion

June 2007

Check back soon for more details


2007 Balfour Family Reunion

July 27, 28 & 29th 2007

 Northwest Inn

Woodward, Oklahoma
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.

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


 e-mail: [email protected]
web site:


Banks Family Reunion

Coldwater Methodist Church

Elberton, GA.


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

Check in April 2007 for the date and time of the 2007 reunion
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

Contact Abigail Banks Dennison

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


Bird/Byrd Family Reunion


The Descendants of Clark and Mary (Curtis) Byrd


Fourth Sunday in September

this year: Sunday, September 23, 2007


Oak Grove Baptist Church

Oak Grove Church Rd.

Macon County, NC


Covered dish lunch at 1 PM


for info, details and directions contact

Gloria Owenby

828-524-5811   or   828-524-0734


Bradley Family Reunion


The Descendants of William "Bill" and Deborah (Roberts) Bradley


October 14, 2007


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



Brigman Reunion


 The 12th 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. 23, 2007 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 [email protected]


Bryson Annual Family Reunion

Third Saturday in July

This year: Saturday, July 21, 2007

Cullasaja School

For info contact Evelyn Bryson



Burnette Family Reunion

Saturday August 25th, 2007

10:00 A.M. till 4:00 P.M.

The Waynesville Recreation Picnic Area

behind Bi-LO on West Marshall Street

Waynesville, NC

   Covered Dish Lunch at Noon


Everett Stamey


[email protected]


Capps Reunion

Saturday, May 19, 2007

We will begin gathering at 3:00 PM

and have a covered dish supper at 5:30 - 6:00 pm

All friends and kin welcome.

Cedar Springs Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Henderson Co.
Exit 3 off new Hwy 25, Green River Rd. (4 miles from exit)

Fellowship Hall is on the left


For more info, contact:

Ellen Pressley

 (828) 692-3321 or (828) 692-0461


Carson Family Reunion

The family of James Robert "BOB" Carson and Rosa Elliott Carson

Held every other year in odd numbered years

This year's reunion will be held

Sunday, June 9, 2007

4 PM til ?

All family members - cousins, any relatives - are welcome to come and join in.

Mt. Zion Baptist

Grassy Branch Community

Bryson City, NC.

The meal served in the Fellowship Hall

and will be catered by the ladies of Mt. Zion Church

as a fund raiser project for their Building Fund.

Those of us there usually attend the Sawyers Cemetery Decoration Day Service

on the second Sunday in June, June 10, 2007

Robert and Rosa Carson are buried in this cemetery.


For additional information, please contact

 Faye K. Gillespie

618 Hillcrest Ave.

Gastonia, NC, 28052



Please note: 

Daniel Lindsay is compiling pictures and information on the history/genealogy of this Carson Family.  Please share what you have and hopefully we can update all our records and hopefully have all these records put together in time for our Reunion.  If anyone has any information and/or pictures (all of which can be returned to you), please send to:

Daniel Lindsay,

PO Box 813175,

Smyrna, GA 30081  Telephone: 828-301-0812 

E-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]


Chatham/Jenkins Annual Reunion

Third Sunday in June

This year: Sunday September 16, 2007

Spring Mountain Community Center

807 Old Fort Road

Fairview (Buncombe County), NC. 

Contact  Philip Jenkins



Cheek Family Annual Reunion

Saturday following July 4

This year: Saturday, July 7, 2007

Covered dish lunch - 1 PM

This year's Reunion will be at the Community Building

(on Highway 441 just across for Whistle Stop Mall in Franklin)


Willa Jean Crane



Cloer Family Reunion

The Descendants of John Ceburn Cloer

Details of 2007 Reunion not yet available

For further information, contact

Dixie Barker



Corbin Family Reunion

Sunday before Labor Day

September  2, 2007

Covered Dish Lunch - 1:00 PM

Holly Springs Baptist Church

Franklin, NC


Kelly & Dayna Corbin



Coward Family Annual Reunion

116th Coward Family Reunion

Second Sunday in June

This year: June 10, 2007

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

Cullowhee, NC

Gather around 11:30 AM

Covered dish lunch


Lynn Riggsbee


John Tayloe



The Family Reunion for the

Descendants of William "Joe Billy" Davis

2007 Date and Time to be announced later in 2007

Mars Hill Recreation Center Pavilion on Park St.

It is in the shelter located behind the swimming pool.

People start arriving by 11:00 am if not earlier.

For more info contact Lora (Mrs. Carl) Cody in Mars Hill,

 or Jack Davis at [email protected]


DeBruhl Family Reunion

check back for date

11:30 AM til ...

New Location:

Woodfin Community Center

14 Penley Avenue

(Off Elk Mountain Road in Martell Village)


Covered dish lunch at 1 PM


For more information, contact:

Rita DeBruhl Haynes (321) 777-0083 or (828) 253-9445


Marshall DeBruhl  (828) 252-3423


First Worldwide Dillingham  Reunion


Marking the 375th Anniversary of

The First Dillingham to Settle in the New World

was held in 2005


 Dillingham Reunion

Now held Annually on the Sunday before Labor Day

This year: Sunday  on Sept 3rd, 2007 12:00pm

 Big Ivy Community Center

Dillingham Road

Barnardsville, NC.

Dillingham, NC

Near Weaverville and Asheville, NC


For more details contact:

Denny Dillingham

157 Sugar Creek Rd

Weaverville, N.C. 28787

(828) 626-2522


The Annual Reunion of the Descendants of

Joshua Potts Edwards & Elizabeth Murray Edwards

We are attempting to schedule this reunion during 2007.

Check back often for an update.

For family history info on this family,

contact Dee



Ensley Family Reunion

Descendants of William Grant and Judith Lokey( Lackey) Ensley

(who buried in unmarked graves at Old Field Cemetery, Scotts Creek, Sylva, NC)

and of

Dennis H and Nora McCracken Ensley

September 15

12 Noon until.....

Morgan Pavillion

West Deep Creek

Bryson City,NC.

for more info contact

George Ensley

828-488-4526 or  828-736- 2885



will be

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Burningtown Baptist Church Fellowship Hall

Burningtown Community

Macon County, NC

If your are the least bit of kin to the Fouts Family,

 (Everyone is since we all come from Adam and Eve)

or are just a friend of the Fouts family

(everyone they know is a friend, they don't have enemies!)


Merritt Fouts


Linda Brogden

for info on the this family reunion

or info about other Fouts family researchers


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