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ECAFA Meeting Minutes - June 1, 2006
The East Coast Allred Family Association met Thursday. June
1, 2006, at
6 o’clock PM at the Blue Mist Restaurant.
Linda Allred Cooper
Gina Smith (Guest)
Dot Allred Allen
Nancy Judd Martin
Becky Allred Sexton
Topics on the Agenda:
Linda opened the meeting by discussing the July 13th
trip to Snow Camp to
see the play “The Sword of Peace”. The Sword of Peace is a dramatic portrayal
of the American Revolution. It enlightens the audience about the struggles
of the peaceful Quakers must face in a time of war. General Nathaniel Greene,
2nd in command under General George Washington, is about to meet Lord Cornwallis,
Commander of the British Forces in America, at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse.
Simon Dixon, a Quaker miller is faced
With an important decision like that of his neighbors, take
up arms and fight or
remain true to his faith. Simon Dixon and other historical characters reveal their
heart-torn decision as you witness this exciting, action-packed dramatic tribute to the Quakers.
Plan to meet at 6 o’clock at Snow Camp, eat at the Ye Old
Country Kitchen, tour the sites,
new exhibits and attend the outdoor drama at 8 o’clock. PM.
Linda then discussed the trip to Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown.
October 18-22 -
Trip to Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown to celebrate the
225th Anniversary of the British surrender at Yorktown ending the American Revolution.
We will leave Pittsboro Wednesday afternoon 10/18 and drive
into the motel where we will stay for the duration of the trip.
Thursday 10/19 – Spend all day in Yorktown enjoying the
festivities. Friday 10/20 –
Spend all day in Jamestown. Saturday 10/21 – Spend all day in Williamsburg.
Sunday 10/22 – Drive home.
Estimated cost is $62.00 per person for tickets to all
activates. $69.00 plus tax per
motel room per night. Each motel room will have two beds – you can share if you want.
We will be staying 4 nights – total of $311.00 for the 4 nights. We will split the cost
of the van rental and gas. Linda will need a definite head court by August 1st.
Six rooms have been reserved at the Quality Inn/Historic Area. Contact Linda, if interested.
2006 Reunion Randolph County – New This Year
Thursday, September 7th – Bus will leave
Asheboro at 7 AM and travel southwest
to the Yadkin River where British and American troops met at the Trading Ford
during the first week of February 1781. From there we will continue south to Kings
Mountain Battlefield. This battle destroyed the left wing of Cornwallis’ army and
effectively ended Loyalist ascendance in the Carolinas. After lunch, we will continue
to Chesnee, South Carolina to the Cowpens Battlefield. This battle was fought
January 17, 1781. Cowpens was one of only a few successful double envelopments
in history and is recognized by historians as one of the most important of the
American Revolution. Stop in Salisbury for a historic tour and dinner. Return to Asheboro around 8 PM.
Friday, September 8th – Bus will leave
Asheboro at 9 AM and travel to Greensboro to the
Guilford Courthouse Battleground. This battle was fought on Thursday, March 15, 1781.
We will watch the movie describing the battle and tour the site. We will have lunch at the
K & W founded by Grady Allred. We will end the day with a short tour of family and historic
sites in Randolph County including the Allred-Trogdon Cemetery where at least four
American Revolution Veterans are buried. $65.00 per person for the 2-day trip. This
is non-refundable unless your seat is sold if you cancel. Limited seating. Deadline for
reservations is August 1, 2006. This event will not be repeated. Contact Linda, if interested.
Saturday – Main Reunion Day –9th- All
activities take place at Grays Chapel School
located at the intersection of Old Liberty Road and Highway 22.
9:00 AM – Doors open for registration.
10:00 AM – Sail across the ocean from Liverpool, England
to Choptank River, Maryland
in the year 1682 aboard William Penn’s ship “Submission”.
11:30 AM – Welcome Meeting
Noon – Covered Dish Luncheon in the school cafeteria.
Plates, cups, utensils,
drinks and ice provided.
2:00 PM – Genealogy Sessions begin.
4:00 PM - Activities wrap up and our day comes to an end.
Eddie York discussed the York/Craven/Cox Cemetery located
in Ramseur near the
Brooklyn Avenue Ext. Approximately 80 graves are in this cemetery. The site is being
surveyed by William Brown and when all details are finalized, the ECAFA will be
deeded this cemetery by Robert Threadgill for upkeep and preservation.
The ECAFA Bank Account:
The American Revolutionary War Papers of Captain John Hinds
have been copied
and will be donated to the Randolph Room of the Asheboro Public Library by the ECAFA.
Linda Cooper, Eddie Allred, Sara Allred, Alice Allred
Pottmyer and Franklin Allred
will be attending the Rocky Mountain Allred Reunion June 23-24 in Spring City, Utah.
Next East Coast Allred Meeting: July 13, 2006 – Meet at Snow Camp at 6 o’clock for
dinner, tour the historic sites, new exhibits and 8 o’clock attend the outdoor drama “The Sword of Peace”.
Becky Allred Sexton