Myers and Hamilton reunion

Descendants of Philip Singleton Myers and Sarah Elizabeth Hamilton Myers had its 148th annual reunion at Barnesville Memorial Park in the Rotary Shelter House.

The reunion started the last Saturday of July in 1865.

In attendance was one of the direct descendants, Lucy Mae Jordan of Newcomerstown. After the welcome by President Jim Myers and invocation by Dee Hollins, a basket dinner was enjoyed by all. Two guests for the day were Sandy Saffield and Mark Morton who gave us a history of the Civil War veterans buried at Captina Cemetery and that family members will be given the opportunity to have a marker placed on the graves of all civil war veterans if they don't already have a marker. The founder of the reunion was a civil war veteran and is buried in Captina Cemetery. Toys were presented to kids 12 and under. Gifts were presented to oldest woman present, Madeline Cunningham of Michigan, 89 years young; oldest man present, Herman (Buddy) Edwards of Ohio, 75 years young; youngest baby boy, Jordan Dean Myers, three weeks old; youngest baby girl, Madelyn Marie McHale, six weeks old; traveled farthest, Cassie Edwards of Arkansas; and longest married couple, Kenneth And Shirley Ellis, 56 years.

An auction was held with Jim Myers as auctioneer with helpers Angela Bell Frase, Bea Champ, Heidi Bell Ross and Dee Simpson Hollins.

Officers of the reunion are Jim Myers, president; Marcia Drake Mebane, vice president; Betty Myers Simpson, secretary; and Virginia Myers Bell, treasurer.

The next reunion will take place the last Saturday of July 2014 at Barnesville Memorial Park.