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Archive for May, 2011

UPDATE on the Leeland Homestead Gathering


The open house on May 14th was a huge success with over 100 visitors in attendance. The gathering turned into a homecoming for many first time visitors! We met so many family members and new friends and there were lots of stories from past and present.

Duane Elliott was able to capture lots of family connections on the computer and we will be posting these to the website family tree in the near future. Robert and Beverly Lee from Franklin, TN discovered a photo of his father that he had never seen before. We scanned dozens of new pictures brought to the event, be sure to visit the Lee Family Photos Gallery here on the website for some of the pictures. More photos coming soon. Wouldn’t it be great, someday, to find a picture of Braxton and Mary Polly? or maybe Jacob Hunter? Keep looking, it could happen!

The food and fellowship were great and the weather never produced the bad storms predicted. Folks were there from as far away as Missouri and several visitors from the community also attended. Be sure to look for more info about the event coming soon!

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Leeland Homestead Gathering!

Spring is coming and the April showers are lingering into May. We are working hard to have all things in order for special guests on May 14th, 2011. We will celebrate together 200 years for the Leeland Station Homestead.  Our objective is to gather all family descendants of Braxton and Mary Polly Hunter Lee along with local history enthusiasts for this special day. The open house will be from 10am until 2pm or later!

Everyone is encouraged to bring their favorite stories and pictures. We will be prepared to copy your photos and post on the web for all to see. We will have finger foods and desserts furnished by the local folks attending and out-of-towners just get here! We truly do look forward to our time together! If you need directions then you can google 117 Smith Street, Ashland City, TN or call David Lee at 615-504-3300.

I have talked with several new cousins  and there is no telling who all will show up. This is a great time to meet family members you never knew and make new friends with the local historians in the area.

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