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Thompson Family Reunion 2020 Canceled

August 2020

Dear Family and Friends,

Normally I would be writing a letter to invite you all to the Thompson and Allied Families’ annual Homecoming/Reunion.  But these aren’t normal times.

For the first time in 63 years our Big Day has been cancelled.  Something called Covid-19 got in the way, just as it has touched practically everything in our society.  This was probably the hardest decision ever made by our Board of Directors but it seems like there was no alternative.  Right now would you really want to be at a gathering of people from all around, especially if you’re a senior citizen as many of our attendees are?  Rest assured, we will continue with the Foundation’s work this year and look forward to a very happy re-gathering next year on the first Sunday in October.   We hope all of our family members are doing well and staying safe. Continue reading

Death of Moses M. “Mose” Coleman Jr.

Moses M. "Mose" Coleman Jr.

Moses M. “Mose” Coleman Jr.

We were saddened to recently learn of the death of Moses M. “Mose” Coleman Jr. on May 8, 2019 at Vidalia, GA. Moses M. “Mose” Coleman Jr. was a genealogist and book author, among many other endeavors. He authored 8 cemetery books, including “Cemeteries of Emanuel County Georgia”. His last published book was “Granny Bess”, based upon letters saved by his grandmother Bess McCorkle.

Moses M. “Mose” Coleman Jr. was a 3rd great grandson of Solomon Yeomans, who served as a private in North Carolina during the Revolutionary War and who died in Emanuel County, GA.

Here is his obituary from the Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home, 310 North Street West, PO Box 308, Vidalia, GA 30475. Continue reading

62nd Annual Thompson Family Reunion

Dear Family and Friends,

I want to thank everyone who made the 61st annual reunion last year so successful.  Now it is time to invite you to the 62nd reunion of Thompson kinfolk and allied families.  Sunday, October 6th is the big day.  As always, we will gather at Ebenezer Methodist Church west of Swainsboro.  Go down highway 80 or 56 from town and look for the church signs at Kemp Road.  The church doors will open at 9:30 for registration and visiting, with the program starting at 10:30.  Casual dress is fine.  Children are welcome.

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Christian Faith of a Youngblood Woman

Recently, I was performing more genealogical research on the Youngblood family and I located the obituary for Eliza Youngblood who died in Edgefield County, South Carolina in 1838.

Her obituary shows she was a woman of many strengths, especially her Christian Faith and should serve as an inspiration for us all. The following is her obituary: Continue reading

Thompson Family Reunion – update November 2017

Reubin Thompson Memorial Foundation, Inc. Update

Kemp, Georgia                                                                        November 2017

Including: Beasley, Coleman, Flanders, Hall, Hooks, Kea, Kirkland, Kitchen(s), Lumley, Moore, Riner, Rowell, Scott, Smith, Sumner, Thigpen, Webb, Youngblood & more

Hi family members,

Perhaps you are wondering why you have not gotten a follow-up email.  Unfortunately, our Brunswick home was flooded by Irma.  Repairs have meant we have been living in an apartment for two months.  We are exhausted by the packing, cleaning and so forth. Continue reading

59th Annual Thompson Family Reunion

Dear Family and Friends,

I want to thank everyone who made the 58th annual reunion last year so successful! Now it is time to invite you to the 59th reunion of Thompson kinfolk along with allied families. Sunday, October 2nd, is the big day. As always, we will gather at Ebenezer Methodist Church in Kemp, west of Swainsboro, Georgia. Go out Highway 80 or 56 from town and look for the church signs at Kemp Road. The church doors will open at 9:30 for registration and visiting, with the program starting promptly at 10:30. Casual dress is fine and children are welcome.

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58th Annual Thompson Family Reunion

Dear Family and Friends,

I want to thank everyone who made the 57th annual reunion last year so successful! Now it is time to invite you to the 58th reunion of Thompson kinfolk along with allied families. Sunday, October 4th is the big day. As always, we will gather at Ebenezer Methodist Church in Kemp, west of Swainsboro, Georgia. Go down Highway 80 or 56 from town and look for the new church signs at Kemp Road. They were donated and installed by Bill T. Akers, Jr., former President of our Foundation. Thanks, Bill! The church doors will open at 9:30 for registration and visiting, with the program starting at 10:30. Casual dress is fine. Continue reading