We are planning a reunion for anyone descended from Samuel Smytheman /Smitherman / Smotherman and/or Charles Gardner Holden. Hopefully you saw the announcements last year asking you to hold the dates of May 19 – 21, 2007 on your calendar. The reunion will be held in Sterling, Virginia (a suburb of Washington DC, near Dulles airport). The reunion will include all day tours to sites of family interest in Loudoun and Fairfax Counties. The Smytheman and Holden families lived in Loudoun County, Virginia in the 1760’s and in Fairfax County, Virginia in the 1780’s.
We are very lucky that Loudoun County will be celebrating the 250th anniversary of its founding on May 19. Our reunion starts that evening. So plan to come a day early to attend the special events being planned by the county for its 250th anniversary.
We have reserved a block of rooms at discounted group rates at the hotel and have arranged for a group luncheon at an inn built in 1728 that was just a mile away from where our ancestors lived. The deadline for making your hotel reservations and sending in your registration is April 27, 2007.
Please spread the word to others in your family.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Kathryn Hamilton, coordinator for the Smytheman/Holden Family Reunion