Hello Family Members,
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and your year is off to a great start!
We made some changes in the scheduling of our annual reunion in order to include as many families as possible. It was determined that the August date was difficult for families because it was normally the last free weekend of summer before school resumes, so we decided to change things up a bit.
Our 2019 reunion will be held on Saturday, April 6th, at McPherson Park in downtown Greenville, SC at 11:00 AM.
Greenville, SC has made many “top” lists in publications such as Southern Living, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Travel & Leisure, to name a few.
You can order a free visitor’s guide at visitgreenvillesc.com.
We hope you and your family will make a plan to join us in April this year!
We will post information about hotel accommodations and other news soon!
The Pavilion at Russell State Park in Elberton, Georgia.
Dennis Bellew is the host of the reunion and promises some delicious barbecue, and everyone else takes their favorite covered dish!
There will be a discussion on our genealogy, some great food, along with a great time!
A battle in the Revolutionary War was fought at Russell State Park, which sits along the Savannah River.
On Sunday, as an added bonus, Dennis has kindly offered to lead a group up to Mt. Airy, NC, to visit the burial site of “Old Jacob” Bellew. He has also offered to lead another tour on to Glassy Mountain in South Carolina, to visit other family sites, if enough people are interested in making the trip! For those who want to learn more about our family heritage, and those who enjoy some of the colorful tales of our ancestors, this would be an incredible trip!
So please make your plans to join everyone for the Bellew-Jasper reunion in GA, on Saturday, September 1, 2018, followed by a day or two of touring family sites in NC and SC!