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29 June 2012

Herrington family reunion in Brewton, Alabama

What do you do at a family reunion? Joey and Selma Blackmon attended the Herrington reunion at Elim Baptist Church, Brewton, Alabama, on Sunday, 24 June 2012.

Fellowship, renew acquaintances, and meet new family members.
Visit and revisit cemeteries.
Visit more cemeteries and take photographs.

In the book Descendants of John Parker (1740-1793) and His Wife Sarah Gordy (1743-1825) of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Georgia, Ima Zylks-Adcox documents that Matilda Giddens Parker applied for a military pension. On page 524, the author states that on the pension application Matilda declares that John, Elisha and George volunteered at the same time and place for six months service in the War of 1812. Georgia is the place of enlistment. They served under Captain Joseph Howard's Company, Georgia Militia.. Matilda is the second wife of John Parker. See photo above.