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1   RYE'S CHAPEL


July 16, 1923--Mr. and Mrs. Alex Jackson Baxter entertained with a family reunion Saturday at their home near Southside. At noon an old-fashioned barbeque dinner was served. In the afternoon, Ray Abernathy took the men to the creek, returning with over 25 lbs. of fish which were fried for supper.
Attending:
Mr. and Mrs. A.R. Abernathy and family
Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Smith and family
Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Pruitt and family
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Baxter
Mr. and Mrs. B.H. Harper
Mr. and Mrs. William Cheatham Baxter
Theodore Baxter
E.H. Rye
Clarence Pruitt
Tom and Miss Georgie Talley
Miss Angeline Swift
Miss Elizabeth Weems

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2   MARION


December 30,1918--Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Trotter held a family reunion at their home in District 20 on Christmas Day.
Mr. Trotter, who has been married twice, has had 23 children, 14 of whom are now living and were present on that day.
The 25 grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. Trotter were also present, together with other relatives and neighbors. A bountiful dinner was served at noon and the day was enjoyed by all present.
Two of Mr. Trotter’s sons, Sgt. Joseph R. Trotter and Charles B. Trotter were in the army in the 2nd Battle of the Marne.
The remaining children present were: Mrs. Lena Schmittou of Dickson County, Mrs. Mollie Baggett of District 18, Mrs. Kate Harvey, Mrs. Ora Mcwhorter, Mrs. Inez Underwood of District 18, and Leslie, Morris, Lee, Glenn, Pauline, Julia Mae, and Lora Gladys.

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From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

3   SOUTHSIDE


July 5,1933--A reunion of the Davis family was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Davis on July 2 to compliment their daughter Mrs. Clarence Proctor and her little daughter Mickey of Toledo, Ohio.
Those enjoying the occasion were Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Davis and Irvin Davis of Nashville, Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Justice and son, Tommie of Neptune, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Plummer and little son, Bobbie Joe of Southside, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Freeman and children, Sallie Belle, Dottie, and Davis Edward of Lone Oak, Louise and Jimmie Davis of Southside, and Mr. and Mrs. E. Davis and children, Earl, Eskew, Mable, Dorothy and Gene.
A splendid barbecue picnic was enjoyed at noon and in the afternoon pictures were taken and refreshments served.

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From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

4   ATTAWAY FAMILY REUNION


August 14,1909--The 1913 reunion was held at the home of Mrs. Lou Attaway in District 13. Those attending: Messrs. Henry and William Attaway, Misses Sallie and Minor Attaway, Mrs. Julia Coke and family, Mrs. Mary Irby and family, Mrs. Florence Irby and family, Mrs. Ellen Flack and family, Robert Lyle & wife, Sam Lyle and family, Mrs. Marion Yarborough and family. Also present as guests Messrs. Jesse and George Weaver and Mrs. Mary Manning.
A bountiful dinner of barbecue meats served at noon and later ice cream with other delicacies. The young members spent the day playing games and riding horseback.

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5   SOUTHSIDE


September 7,1931--Sunday afternoon at 2:00 PM at their home near Southside, Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Rogers were hosts of a family reunion of the Grant family. Mr. and Mrs. Rogers are now owners of the Grant farm which has been in the Grant family for more than a century.
In the late afternoon a watermelon feast was held. The guest list included: Mr. & Mrs. Henry Grant; Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Grant and son; Mrs. Cora Grant and son, Sterling; Mr. & Mrs. Virgil Jones and four children; Mr. & Mrs. O.S. Davis and son all of Southside; Dr. & Mrs. Robert Grant and son Gayno of this city.
It had been quite a number of years since a good time was had by all present.

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6   SHILOH


October 27,1931--Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Allen entertained with a family reunion Sunday at their home in Shiloh with all their children and grandchildren present. At noon a delicious old-fashioned country dinner was served, covers being laid for 17. A most delightful afternoon was spent in conversation, games, and contests.
The guest list included: Mr. and Mrs. William Bailey and children, John, James, and Margaret Allen Bailey; Miss Minnie Allen and Miss Clara Allen of Clarksville; Mr. Dossie L. Sims & wife Lucie A. and E.E. Howell of Belleview; Mr. and Mrs. Van Allen and daughter Dorothy Ann of Dickson; and Miss Althea Allen and J.S. Allen of Shiloh.

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7   W.C. DAVIS FAMILY


August 20,1914--There were present at the reunion of the W. C. Davis family about 50 persons, being children, grandchildren, sisters- and brothers-in-law, only one son, Dr. Cullum Harris of Nashville, being absent.
The gathering took place at the spring near the home of John Harper, three miles from Southside in a beautiful grove. The dinner had been prepared by the ladies at home and consisted of mutton, shoat, old ham, fried chicken, baked chicken and a bountiful supply of pies, cakes and fruits of several kinds. In fact, the dinner was one of those ideal meals that the good women of the south side are famed for cooking. The time was spent in social conversation by the older ones and in romping, whooping, etc. by the younger ones.
T. E. McReynolds and wife of Clarksville were present and returned last night well pleased with their trip.

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8   HEMATITE


July 6,1933--Against the beautiful background of a lovely woodland scene, Mr. and Mrs. Lucian Wyatt entertained the Channell family Sunday with a reunion. This lovely hospitable home is a part of the old Channell homestead. This being the first reunion held, there was much sentiment connected with it and many fond recollections.
Mrs. Lucian Wyatt, in her sweet usual way, planned a devotional which was given just before lunch. In a very interesting manner Mrs. Robert Wyatt Presided. The program opened with a song “I’ll Go Where You Want Me To Go”, after which Mrs. Wyatt read the scripture.
Mrs. William Ussery , who is a radio artist of Detroit, Michigan, sang very sweetly “Jesus Savior Pilot Me”. Mrs. John Ussery gave a very impressive musical reading “The Old Homestead” accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Edwin Channell, who played “Home Sweet Home”.
After the devotional a delicious barbecue lunch with all the trimmings, slaw, lemonade, ice cream, and sherbet was served. the long table was beautiful having for its center ornament a tall basket filled with Queen Ann’s lace. It also held a large cake bearing the name “Channell”.
William Weakley offered thanks and lunch was served by Mrs. Henry Wyatt, Mrs. Robert Mills, Misses Ruth and Mary Norris, Pauline Davis, and Mrs. Robert Wyatt, Mrs. J.G. present.
Out of town members of the family were: Mr. and Mrs. Allen Channell of Jackson, Mississippi; Mr. and Mrs. William Leroy Ussery of Detroit, Michigan; Jewell King Ussery of New York; Mr. and Mrs. S.D. Simpkins and son S.D. Jr. of Nashville; J.R. King of Nashville; Mr. and Mrs. K. Edward Lawrence and daughter Nancy Carolyn; Mrs. Robert Ritter and son Bobby.
The day was very pleasantly spent and in the afternoon many piano selections were given by Mrs. Edwin Channell and vocal selections by Mrs. Ussery.

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From: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

9   MYERS REUNION


May 4,1920---Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Myers held a family reunion at their home Sunday, all their children were present. Others were: Mr. and Mrs. K.C. Fessey of Springfield, Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Elliott of Cumberland City, Mr. A.C. Broom and Mr. Clifton Myers lately returned from the Army service in Siberia.
A bountiful dinner was served consisting of the many good things raised on the farm.



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