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Subject: Allison Family Reunion
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 19:14:05 EDT
Northeast Georgia Allison Family Reunion
Members of the Allison family from all across the northeast corner of
Georgia will gather for a special family-wide reunion on Saturday, May 7 at
the White County Park in Cleveland, just off highway 75 on Asbestos Road.
The reunion begins at 11:00 a.m. and will run into late afternoon around
The special gathering of this family is presented by the National
Allison-Allanson Family Association and is an effort to discover and reunite
more members of the family that numbers in the thousands across northeast
Georgia. All branches and lines of the huge Georgia pioneer family are
cordially invited and encouraged to attend.
The best of old-time mountain bluegrass music will be presented by Benny
Allison's Blue Creek Bluegrass Band. A hotdog cookout lunch with beverages
will be provided free of charge. Desserts are being provided by members of
the National Allison-Allanson Family Association.
After lunch there will be a historical program presented by Michael
Allison, a family historian and president of the National Allison-Allanson
Family Association. All family members are invited to come hear the story of
the migrations of the many lines of the family that came into northeast
Georgia from western North Carolina in the first decades of the 1800's.
Allison will also tell the story of the family's 1658 departure from London,
England for colonial Maryland, plus the migration to nearby western North
Carolina at the end of the Revolutionary War.
The organization is providing a family history table staffed by
knowledgeable genealogists to assist those needing information about their
connection to the family. There will also be an association membership table
for those who have yet to join the 600 member organization that publishes a
quarterly family magazine and produces the huge National Allison Family
Reunion each October in Brevard, North Carolina. There will be a drawing for
door prizes after lunch, plus plenty of time for socializing.
The event will go on as planned, rain or shine. Please bring a lawn
chair for your seating. Picnic table seating also available. Please bring
family history charts and papers and old family photos to show.
Follow directional signs to the reunion site in the large pavilion at the
White County Park.
For more information or directions, contact event chairman Barbara
Westmoreland, Helen,Ga., at 706-878-2337, or e-mail association president
Michael Allison at