CALLING ALL NEWTON-HERNDON RELATIVES & DESCENDANTS!
Members of the the Giles Newton Sr. (died 1807, SC) & Elizabeth “Betty” (Terrell) Newton Family have known of the Ann “Nancy” Newton & Benjamin Herndon marriage but knew absolutely nothing about the identities & whereabouts of their descendants or anything connected with that “missing” branch of the family till Dad & I made a genealogical trip back there in 2014.
I’ve been asked to gather cousin data so interested descendants can be invited to the annual reunion (the longest running reunion in South Carolina). The last one, Sunday, August 2, 2015, was the 89th. Next August will be the 90th Annual Newton Family Reunion, traditionally held at the Boykin United Methodist Church.
ANNUAL REUNION ACTIVITIES:
10:00 AM Official start is the annual Business Meeting
11:00 AM Welcome & Singing a couple hymns, including “Amazing Grace”
Followed by a covered dish Luncheon & Visiting & more…
Reunions are held the first Sunday in August.
At the Boykin United Methodist Church, of unincorporated Boykin, near Bennettsville, Marlboro County, South Carolina, in the 29570 ZIP Code delivery area, located on Hwy 79, 1.5 miles west of Gibson, NC, very near the SC-NC border.
GPS COORDINATES for Church & adjoining Cemetery (GNIS ID: 1232672):
Latitude: 34.7334918 & Longitude: -79.6422791.
SCHEDULE EXTRA DAYS TO:
Research at the Marlboro County Courthouse and see original documents for yourself!
Visit the Historical Society and see their files with items from past Newton reunions!
Visit the genealogy room at the Marian Wright Edelman Public Library!
Visit the Newton cemeteries!
Connect with Newton relatives!
Visit nearby Revolutionary War battlefields!
Travel to the coast to see the ocean!
TO ALL DESCENDANTS: THIS IS A CALL FOR YOUR GENEALOGY (ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND): PLEASE EMAIL ORGANIZERS (ANYWAY) WITH YOUR CONTACT INFO & LET THEM KNOW OF YOUR EXISTENCE, AND YOUR SPECIFIC CONNECTION TO THE FAMILY (which child of Giles, and the generational links to yourself). WE WANT TO INCLUDE YOUR GENEALOGICAL INFO TO AID AS MANY FUTURE DESCENDANTS AS POSSIBLE! WE WANT TO KEEP THE FAMILY CONNECTED & KEEP THE REUNION ALIVE!
CONTACTS (2014-2016) for the Newton Family Reunion Association:
1. For info: e-mail email@example.com or call 803-429-6835;
2. For memorials of family deceased within the year, send info to historian, Anita Stanton, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. For someone knowledgeable about the annual reunion and the Newton family, contact retired past president, Donald A. Newton; his email is email@example.com.
4. For genealogy (to update info at this site), send your email & I will contact you privately.
5. Please send duplicate info to Anita Stanton (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the Newton Reunion Association.
MY VOTE FOR BEST MARLBORO COUNTY, SC, GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH WEBSITE: < http://sciway3.net/proctor/marlboro/ > hosted by Victoria Proctor, author & webmaster. For researchers, it’s the next best thing to being there, if unable to go, to meet the wonderful people, connect with relatives, and see the ancestral sites for yourself, at least you can research the records!
By researcher, Rose H. Bonnell, posted 17 January 2016.
Citation: Intellectual Property of Rose Herndon Bonnell.