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Updated January 20, 2007

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Posted 7/6/2006:

The Annual REUNION of descendants of JAMES & PHOEBE RIMMER of Person County, North Carolina USA will be held Saturday, July 29th, 2006. Rimmer cousins and family researchers tracing relations to the 1700s attend -- from NC, AR, VA, SC, TN, GA, MS, the UK. Fellowship, singing, prayer, mingling & meeting, and presentations will precede and follow the delicious noon meal. Prizes for oldest, youngest, and furthrest traveled are awarded.

Family photo albums, family tree CDs, binders, and books, Rimmer cookbooks, and Coats of Arms are available for viewing and sale.

Again hosting are descendants of Samuel Rimmer, Sr. (1786-1861), who was James & Phoebe's sixth child. Presiding is reunion founder Buford Rimmer. Arrive starting 10:30. Meal at noon. Conclude 4:30. The location is again the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church, at 815 Davie Street in Statesville, NC.

This year's program includes "Arkansas Rimmers" by Thom Battles, and "Wheelers Primitive Baptist Church History" by Stephanie Rimmer. Myrtle Rimmer Harris will again sing for us. Gladys Rimmer Armstrong of Southport, England, founder and Chair of the Rimmer Family History Society, will attend and speak.

No covered dish! This year's catered meal requires pre-registration, but no fees. Reservations requested by July 21. Mail all names of attendees in your party to: Buford Rimmer, 2630 Fines Creek Drive, Statesville, NC 28625-4441. Buford's telephone is 704.873.7384.

Rimmers and descendants thereof are invited. Questions? Contact Buford, or me, Ray Rimmer at, phone 336.292.0475. [Ray is away 7/26--7/29.] Or, Peggy Rimmer Goldstein at, phone 336.584.7995.

Posted 2004:
Descendants of JOHN & NANCY MCFARLAND MCNAIR of Richmond County NC will host the 26th Gathering of the Clan on
Saturday, September 4, 2004, at Ellerbe Springs, NC.
Events include: Friday dinner, Saturday lunch & gathering, Saturday night dinner, and
Sunday church services at Jackson Springs and lunch.
CONTACT: Elinor Ankrom, 907 Hawkins Ave., Sanford NC 27330,
or at
Contact her soon, as meal, lodging and other planning is underway.

Descendants of NEILL, SR. & MARGARET MCFARLAND MCNAIR of Richmond County will again host a Gathering at the Ellerbe Lions Club.
on Saturday, October 9, 2004.
Events include: Family dinners Friday & Saturday night in Ellerbe Springs' Scottish Room;
Sat. noon big Gathering & meal at Lions Club.
Sunday church services. Visit McNair Cemetery & local McNair home & school sites.
CONTACT: Danny McNair, 5607 Windemere Circle, Trinity, NC 27370-7525,or at

Ellerbe Springs Inn = 1 800 248-6467 &
Comfort Suites in Rockingham = 1-910-410-0077
Days Inn in Rockingham = 1-910-885-1144
Holiday Inn Express = 1-910-895-0099

John & Neill McNair are believed to be brothers, born about 1770. The McFarland women they married
were possibly cousins, so it may well that be we are all kin at least twice! Everyone hosting both Reunions has welcomed all our McNair kin, and both this years' events continue that spirit, dating back to 1978.

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