Attention! The gathering of the Bright/Brite clan of the 12 Pioneer families will be held 3d Sunday weekend of September on 16 September, 2007. The Reunion will be the meeting of family members, relatives and family friends of the 12 Pioneer Families of Southwest Lawrence County, MO., that has met since 1934.2009 marks our 75th Reunion!
12 Pioneer Family Ancestors include descendants of: Gabriel Boucher & Mary Smith of Allen Co, KY
Albertus & Tobias BRIGHT/BRITE families of Allen Co. KY Heirs included married daughters and sons: Jesse, John,Thomas and Raleigh BRIGHT. Leonard Cagle & Eliz. Smith; her sister Abigail Smith m Sam M Hewlett, dau's of Drury Smith & Jane Motley of TN. Henry Cagle married Martha Hewlett, d/o Sam M Hewlett.
Samuel Moseley Hewlett of Hopkins Co. Ky/Davidson Co. TN organized Lawrence County May 1845 with George Brite & Reuben Woods. Abigail Smith was 3d wife and raised 5 Step children plus 5 children by Samuel M Hewlett. Hewlett great-granddaughter married Desmond BRIGHT!
Oliver Perry Mann & Jeannette Moody, d/o Issac Moody
Isaac Moody & Malinda Bonner; his daughter married O P Mann
Jordan A Morris; Newly restored Jolly Mill lists Sidney Lewis Morris and Emory Hughs Morris families!
Moses Pruitt & Candis Omohundro, both of Allen Co. KY (a trip to Piece City last week (6/17/07) uncovered the burial location of Moses & Candis Pruitt in Lawrence Co!)
Joseph Schooling - founder of Schooling Cemetery.
John Spilman & Mary Boucher of Allen County; She is d/o Peter Boucher & Sarah Goodnight and niece to Gabriel Boucher Sr.JS & MB married 1816, died in Lawrence Co. MO.
Benjamin Woods & Elizabeth Winters - est. Dry Valley Cem.
Edward H Wormington & Asa Wormington - est Wormington Cemetery in Newton County, MO.
Our current Reunion Roster lists 38 of 50 States (and growing) and 290 plus descendents related to one or more and as many as 5 direct family connections. We celebrate our family ties and friendships with one another and share family photos and histories!
Our 75th Reunion will be held September 2009. It will mark the celebration of the publication of ALL 12 Family histories in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of John Jasper Spilman's 1909 "Spilman Family History" book. Contact me if you have family information to contribute or need Reunion information, area maps and Cemetery info etc,!
I'm looking for Reunion History of Past Presidents from 1940's, 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, 1980's,pre-Carl Teel.
See you Sunday, September 16, 2007 in Monett!
Jean Gaw email@example.com Emcee/12 Pioneer Family Reunion of SW Lawrence Co. MO Hewlett-Spilman-Boucher-Pruitt