The weekend of July 18 -20, 2014, cousins, both distant and close, gathered in Boone, North Carolina to share family stories and histories. The first evening, a number of us gathered for a common meal greeting previous acquaitances and new family members. On the morning of July 19, at the community room of the Boone Public Library, we shared histories, watched a power point of the story of the Wilson and Greer families and were both educated and entertained by our common ancestor - John Wilcoxson (1720-abt 1790).
Front row left to right: Connie Burns, Bina Forrester Gray, Shirley F. Marcus and Betty E. Ankers. Second Row: Ann Osborne Dunn, Wendy Hodges, Phil Marcus, Jackie Farrington, Bonnie H. Steelman, Jennifer Bundy, Kathryn Wilson, Linda Donnelly Wilson, Jeanette Suggs and Shirley Sorrell. Back Row: Dr. Greg Adams, Gary Hodges, Glenn Holliman, Johnny R. Greer and Chase Bundy.
A special treat was the premier presentation by Gary Hodges, a fifth great grandson of John Wilcoxson, who is seen left, dressed in period costume. Gary shared the story of the Pennsylvania Quaker family of Squire and Sara Morgan Boone, who along with their children (including famed frontiersman, Daniel) and in-laws (John Wilcoxson being one) braved the wilderness of western North Carolina and Kentucky in the 1700s. "John' told the story of the siege of Ft. Boonesborough during the American Revolution, where both he and his wife Sarah Boone Wilcoxson, took refuge on occasion.
Below, out of costume, Gary encourages family members to join the Daniel Boone Society and reminded all that we were eligible for membership in both American Revolution and Confederate ancestral organizations. Gary has information and lineages he is happy to share.
In later articles, we shall be posting additional photographs and lineages of those attending. My thanks to all who attended. For information on Gary Hodges' email address, write me at email@example.com. GNH, seventh great grandson of Squire and Sara Morgan Boone.