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Spear Family Reunion

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The Annual Spear Family Reunion will meet at 9:30 AM on Aug. 1 in the Union Valley Baptist Church recreation room, across the street from the Historical Tabernacle in Union Valley, Texas.
The first Spear Family Reunion was held in Stockale on Oct. 24, 1976, in the Community Center. In a newspaper article written about that gathering, it said that the reason for the reunion was: “Five brothers, Byrd, Jim, Mac, Woodley and Scott Spear came from Georgia to Texas shortly after the Civil War. The descendants were to get better acquainted and draw families closer together.”
Estelle Moore, a family descendent, wrote a long poem with the title; “The Spear Reunion.” I am not sure but I think it was written about the same time. A few lines from that poem read:
"Twas after the war 'tween the gray and the blue.
Five brothers came this land to view
From Georgia they came by mule or by horse,
With very little aid to map their course.
Byrd, Jim, Mack, Woodley and Scott, all Spears,
With Scott a mere lad of fourteen years,
The five brothers settled on Texas land.
A pot luck lunch will be shared at noon. Everyone attending will bring their favorite dishes. Utensils will be supplied. For more information, contact Jim Lamberth

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