1021Re: NEWSOM / NEWSOME Family Reunion in Columbus area
- Jul 15, 2008Are there any details yet for the one in August? I'd like to go ahead and make my hotel
reservation as soon as possible. I plan to be there for a few days before and/or after to do
some research in the area.
I've e-mailed John a few times but haven't heard back from him. I'm sure he's very busy.
Does anyone know if he's okay?
--- In ClappCemetery@yahoogroups.com, "newsompage" <retrofit@...> wrote:
> Everyone - I count at least forty persons kin by blood or marriage to
> the NEWSOM / NEWSOME family who are buried at Clapp's Factory, so I
> thought I'd post this to let everyone know what we're planning:
> 1) We will be holding a NEWSOME family info and photo swap-meet on
> the same weekend as the Golden Acres NEWSOME Family Reunion in Phenix
> City, AL, which is held the first Saturday in August (this year it's
> August 2, 2008). The time and place for the swap-meet are yet to be
> establshed - probably in the afternoon / evening of Saturday, August
> 2. Several local NEWSOME cousins have already expressed an interest
> in attending, and we hope to have representatives from as many of the
> NEWSOME children as possible. Already included on the contact list
> are descendants of brothers John NEWSOME, William Anderson NEWSOME,
> James NEWSOME, Henry M. NEWSOME, and George Washington Freeman
> NEWSOME, and sister Elizabeth (NEWSOME) BELCHER - and possibly
> brother Carter NEWSOME.
> 2) An NEWSOME Family Reunion, to be held in the Spring of 2009 in
> the Columbus-Phenix City area. This will include ALL of the
> descendants (with spouses and families) of James & Elizabeth (NEWSOM)
> NEWSOM, who married 1816 in Warren Co, GA; were in Marion Co, GA, in
> 1830; in Harris Co, GA, in 1840; and the widow and children being at
> Clapp's Factory in Muscogee Co, GA, by 1850. While we will welcome
> descendants on collateral lines (STATHAM, MORRIS, PIKE, ABNEY, PAGE,
> etc.) and NEWSOMES from other branches as well - we espeically want
> to get the word out to as many direct-line descendants of James &
> Elizabeth as we can.
> The timing of the NEWSOME Reunion will probably coincide with the
> United Daughters of the Confederacy ceremony to dedicate the new
> military grave markers of our NEWSOME kin and others at the Clapp's
> Factory Cemetery - this ceremony is tentatively scheduled for March
> 2009. We are working on applications for VA-provided markers for
> Carter NEWSOME (1818-1896), John NEWSOME (b. 1820), Asa NEWSOME (b.
> 1823), William Anderson NEWSOME (b. 1826), and James NEWSOME (1834-
> 1894) - we have service records for all these men and know Carter,
> John, and James are buried at Clapp's Factory; we suspect Asa and
> William Anderson are as well.
> We are also looking for candidates to participate in the NEWSOME
> surname DNA study project as well - perhaps you know of a male with
> the surname NEWSOME in your branch who would be willing to
> Please let me know if you would be interested in participating in one
> or both of these events and fill me in on if you've learned anything
> new lately about your NEWSOME ancestry. I look forward to hearing
> from each of you! Thanks!
> Cousin John in TX
> John Mallory Land
> 10118 Timber Trail Dr.
> Dallas, TX 75229-6023
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